Go with the flow and you’re sure to grow.
In my experience, the hardest part about being an entrepreneur is the insecurity of not knowing where the next big idea will come from or even being able to predict with certainty where the money will flow from.
I’ll never forget when I came across Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk “Your elusive creative genius.” I finally realized that I wasn’t alone in the fear of never fully achieving the success of my dreams. I love the idea she presents that we are not geniuses, but vessels for genius to flow and at times must be worked out.
I’ve lived with insecurity for many years, learning to press through the inevitable failures along the way. Even when the journey has been wonderful, I spend days after each show and adventure worrying about which direction I should go.
I need to alleviate worry. Birds in flight don’t worry, they go with the flow.
Celebrating what is right with the world
Mr. Flown The Coop came home from a leadership course today and shared a video that has challenged me to think about life and business is a new light. It was exactly what I needed to hear and the best twenty minutes I’ve spent all week. In the video Dewitt Jones shares what he learned working twenty years as a photographer at National Geographic. I encourage you to take the time to watch it!
Dewitt reminded me that I should live with uncertainty, yet act with confidence. I need to focus on opportunity, rather than scarcity. I was inspired to believe in abundance, keep looking for the next possible answer and move from a good frame to a great frame.
As Dewitt says, “Look for ways to work cooperatively with others.” If you take the time to view the video, let me know what you got out of it. I’d love to be encouraged by your journey! I don’t think we can have too many cheerleaders on our court.
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky.