Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Creative Girl Book Group: Chapters 7 and 8


Chapter 7 of the book Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career
helped me work through those daunting fears I have rallying around any new idea I try to implement.  What an obstacle fear can be!  Many times I recognize it for what it is and I am able to hold it at bay. The reality is that operating a handmade business where the majority of your sales depend on how much you are marketing...well YOU!... can turn into a bit of a nemesis, especially in those times where you might be doubting yourself.

I like the quote this chapter started with:


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" -- Anais Nin

    My greatest fear has to do with whether or not I have the stamina to market and promote in the manner you MUST when you are starting out.  The reality is that at some point I should be able to gain some momentum because I am learning more efficient ways to market and to produce and to integrate new ideas.  But I know I could not spend the hours and hours I spend now for the rest of my life.  That would be ridiculous!  There is a point where doing what you love has to find balance within a normal life, one that includes family and social engagements.  For right now, I have INCREDIBLE wiggle room because my hubby is deployed and I do not sleep well.  But there will come a day that this will all change.

Final words on Chapter 7:


"Don't be so obsessed with making the exact right step that you paralyze yourself from moving forward"

       Chapter 8 dealt with putting together a resume which did not really pertain to my situation at this time.  What I did like about the chapter though is the section on finding ways to build in the experience you need in whatever field you would like to forge out a career.  In that way , you are working toward that day when you might need to craft your resume.

What about you?  Leave your links in the comments if you are blogging along with me and I will definitely come by and visit.


-Robin Norgren

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