Have you ever felt embarrassed or insufficient about something you feel called to do?
Just last night, I was talking to Aaron on the phone about marketing and how important social media and especially Instagram is for networking myself and my business. I felt almost embarrassed when I was explaining to him all the things I was learning about hash and geo-tagging. I felt nervous to tell him that over everything else I want my brand to be not just about my photos or my services, but to be about making relationships becoming actual friends through this platform of social media. I could barely get it out because I was so worried that he would laugh at me.
I just assumed that he would say, Becka, you are being ridiculous, you aren't good enough, you don't need social media because no one will hire you anyways no matter how much you network, and how on earth are you going to make friends this way.... (Which is silly because Aaron would literally never say something like that, haha)
But the words that actually came out of his mouth were encouraging, empowering, and so incredibly life-giving to me and my dreams. Suddenly I realized that what I expected to come out of HIS mouth were actually running around in MY mind... Those were MY negative thoughts that I was believing, or rather, that was Satan trying to steal MY joy.
This running a business thing isn't as easy as it may look, and for all you fellow creatives out there tryin' to make a living off of what you love, don't give up!
This talent that you have to be a creative is a gift from the Father and it wasn't an accident!!
Use the talent that you have, and you BETTER not give up because I look up to you SO FREAKING MUCH!
We are in this together! (cue High School Musical 🎶) So please just remember friends:
You ARE good enough
You ARE worthy
You CAN do this
You are NOT alone
I believe in you
Anybody else with me?