ARE YOU GUNNA HIT + RUN, OR STAKE YOUR CLAIM + STICK AROUND?
I didn't just one day wake up an say...
"I'm a designer!"
...and instantly book a waitlist of clients.
I said it, and then I said it again, and again, and again, and again, and again...
And I didn't just say it, I shared it - 'it' being my work.
I shared it, and then I shared it again, and again, and again, and again...
And I didn't just say "I'm a designer", and share my work - I shared how I was working with other people, and shared example, after example, after example, after example...
And I didn't just say "I'm a designer", and share my work, and share how I was working with other people, I shared ways you & I could work together - and while I'm conscious this might be getting a tad predictable by now, you've got it - I shared example after example after example on what we could do together.
Sometimes I see people (excitedly) say... "here I am! This is what I do!"
And then no one bites on first take.
No one rushes (instantly, credit card in hand) to hire them.
And then sometimes I see that excitement turn to nerves, and the nerves turn to doubt.
Doubt confirming what they believed to be true and were dreading all along...
That nobody wants 'it'. Them.
So they stop.
And then nobody ever comes.