When I started my business, I thought I knew what I was doing.
I was starting a business.
That was it.
I knew I had a lot to learn, but I was excited.
I knew it would take time, but that was OK.
I knew there was so much I didn’t know.
But I’d learned stuff before.
I could do it again.
And I was on my way to getting what I wanted. To building a life round what mattered to me most, to doing something I enjoyed – finally – and to having autonomy over my own schedule.
More like #BAM.
Bam was the sound of me falling flat on my face.
Because I didn’t see it coming.
The imposter syndrome.
All the intangible inner conflict for which Google didn’t have a definitive answer.
I felt awful.
I wanted to quit.
But I couldn’t. Partly because of the ignominy (that I falsely felt) but mainly because I knew I could do it.
I just didn’t know how.
Journaling had supported me through making the decision to change the direction of my life and it was the only thing I knew how to turn to when I wondered how to turn things around.
Even though it felt like I’d made a massive, deluded mistake, I still knew I hadn’t, if that makes sense?
Or even if it doesn’t.
Some things don’t need to make sense if you just know.
I wasn’t going to quit.
I was going to figure it out.
It wasn’t instant and it wasn’t comfortable, but this time was invaluable, as it turns out.
It led me to pivoting my business and creating my Success Journaling framework so that I could help others change direction or start and grow a business without falling into the traps of inner conflict and angst that I fell into.
There will always be pitfalls, incidents that knock us off course or knock our confidence so I wanted to create a cohesive intentional journaling structure that could support our personal growth through success creation, solopreneurship and the associated challenges.
Whenever I want to CREATE a change to better myself, THINK something through or, most importantly, EXPLORE and shift the unhelpful mindset and thought patterns that hold me back in my life or business, putting pen to paper is always my first step.
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