What to do when you feel like you don’t do enough in your creative business
This is a love letter from me to you.
Why, you ask?
Because there’s too much noise out there already. Courses that claim to have “proven, step-by-step systems for success”. Blog posts that share the way someone’s made “six figures in only 1 month of blogging”.
Just so you know… you’re good enough just the way you are. You’re an amazing human being with great talents + so much to offer to the world. What you have to offer is enough. You are enough.
And that’s worth celebrating.
A lot of us feel like we don’t do enough. If only we’d do more of this or we’d do that better, we’d be happier.
We feel this way even though we work full-time, support a family, run a household, have a social life, pursue our hobbies or passion projects, do volunteer work, raise children and/or maintain relationships. Our schedules are jam-packed with activities and appointments, day in and day out. And still we feel like we don’t do enough.
You don’t have to feel this way.
The question to ask yourself isn’t...
“Do I do enough + what can I do to do more?”
Instead ask yourself this question…
“DO I DO THE RIGHT THINGS + WHAT CAN I DO TO DO THOSE THINGS BETTER?”
Being busy is simply another word for procrastinating. Stuffing your daily calendar with chores and activities + doing all kinds of stuff for other people while, at the same time, not making time for yourself will only leave you stressed-out and overwhelmed.
Doing, doing + more doing makes you feel like you’re being productive or working towards your goals, but in reality you’re probably far from being productive. Most likely, you’re also working towards the wrong goals. Goals that are motivated by society’s expectations.
When I ask you “Do you do the right things?” you know what those right things are.
YOU KNOW WHICH GOALS YOU WANT TO WORK TOWARDS. DEEP DOWN, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.
The world is waiting for you to do the right things. To find your purpose or calling, just listen to what your intuition is telling you. Pursue your purpose. That’s terrifying, I know… I get it!
Sometimes doing nothing is the thing that feels right. If that’s the case, just wait until you’re ready or the right circumstances present themselves. Other times, saying YES to your calling, whether it’s starting a family or starting a business, is a terrifying jump into the deep end.
Doing the right things will give you a great amount of focus. All the stuff you used to be doing, suddenly doesn’t feel so important anymore. You’ll find it becomes easier to say no to things that don’t fit your purpose or don’t contribute to your goals.
Doing the right things is incredibly fulfilling. When you’re on the right path (and trust me, you’ll know when you’re on the right path) you’ll feel a sense of joy and contentment. Pursue your purpose and stop feeling overwhelmed, busy + stressed.
This doesn’t mean doing the things that feel right for you will be easy. You’ll doubt yourself, you’ll falter, you’ll fail a few times. But you’ll also persevere and succeed. You have everything you need to do so.
When you think things are too difficult, when the struggle is real, when you feel like giving up, when you feel like things are so tough and you're never going to reach your goals, that's when you're actually closest to reaching your goal. When you feel this way you’re almost there. Don't compromise because it gets hard. Do the right things until you feel like they aren’t the right things anymore.
You can do this. I believe in you. You’re a magnificent, worthy woman. You don’t have to do those things alone. You’ll find the support you need, the right kind of support from the right kind of people. I’ll support you.
Are you tired of struggling with your need for constant perfection? Need a little help with overcoming your perfectionism, so that you can start making those big ideas you have for your creative business a reality? Then make sure to download my fan-favorite (not to mention FREE!) ‘4 steps to ditch perfect’ workbook.
SO TELL ME, DO YOU FALL INTO THE TRAP OF DOING MORE, MORE, MORE SOMETIMES, TOO? AND WHAT’S ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO HELP YOU FOCUS ON DOING THE RIGHT THINGS?
Hey, Wendy here!
As a perfectionism coach, I help online creatives #ditchperfect, overcome their perfectionism + take action on the big ideas they have for their business. Let’s work together and make those ideas happen.