Yesterday I did a guest post over on the fab blog Crafting an MBA all about my first time experience at SURTEX. It got me really thinking about how we as artists and business owners think about ourselves and what we project into the world. What I am realizing now that I am in the show loop is that this is all extremely daunting to many. The key for me throughout this process has been to take small (but calculated) steps toward my end goal. No one climbs Everest in one day! On top of that no one who wants to get to the top stands at the bottom and says there is no way I can do this!
Now don't run away! I am not here to be the positivity police. I just wanted to send a very friendly reminder that self belief is half the battle. If you don't really have that just yet, well fake it! You'd be surprised by how telling yourself you can turns into - actually I CAN!
So what can you do today to take small steps towards your goal? My task for today is to open a savings account dedicated to next year's SURTEX. I figure if I toss in some pennies now, I won't be overwhelmed financially when the time comes to register for next year. I will be free to concentrate on all the fun designy (think I made that word up) stuff. I also make vision boards to keep me focused on my big dreams. Even if they seem out of reach at the moment, I put a symbol of them on the board anyway. I must say I put the SURTEX logo on that board just about a year ago this month. Guess what I got to take off last week?! :)
I'd love to know what you do to take small steps toward your goals and dreams, and you tricks for positive thinking!