I Love Starting New Things.
I’ve started a lot of things in my short life––new jobs in a variety of fields, new businesses ventures (by myself & with friends), nice new notebooks of aspirational goals, life in new cities, stacks of new books, new fill-in-the-blank . . . you get the picture––I really like starting new things.
However, when it comes to finishing these things, I’ve found that my motivation wanes when I discover a new passion or start to get bored.
Has this ever been your experience?
What makes us want to move on? Why don’t we stick with the original venture that brought our heart so much joy when we originally began it? Why do we lose zeal for our “dream job?”
I believe our desire to move on stems out of a lack of three things–grit, vision, and knack.
I love the way Angela Duckworth begins her book, Grit–The Power of Passion and Perseverance, “The highly successful had a kind of ferocious determination that played out in two ways. First, these exemplars were unusually resilient and hardworking. Second, they knew in a very very deep way what it was that they wanted. Not a only did they have determination, they had direction. It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit.”
Grit is the thing that drives us–it’s the passion & perseverance that get us up day after day after day ready to keep pressing towards our goal.
Vision is the thing that leads us in the big moments and minute moments towards the our destination. It holds our focus and keeps us from taking too many scenic detours.
Knack is the thing that helps us understand ourselves–our strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. It shows us how to build a team or find support, the unique aspects we bring to our version of business, and how we can create a job that brings long-term joy.
Understanding that it takes grit, vision, and knack radically changed the way I approach creativity, small business ownership, and living a purpose-filled life.
So, what about you? Are you feeling stuck? Are you ready to look at your venture with fresh eyes?
I would love to come alongside you and through coaching, help you rediscover passion, a love for creativity, and a life of purpose. Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the lessons learned through my years as a small business owner and brand strategist, we’ll work through (re)discovering your passion, casting vision, and establishing a practical plan for growth in your venture.
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I love to make art and these sugar-coated donut things.
Over the last seven years, I’ve owned a small business, several “start & close” small businesses as well as worked in the creative agency world and for a variety of non-profits. I’ve had the job titles of photographer, brand strategist, editor, graphic designer, social media manager, handettering shop owner, and project manager. I love being able to share the lessons I learned through these experiences with my coaching clients and hope you’ll be able to glean insight from my mistakes and wins.
I am a CPP certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator coach and love using the MBTI to help my clients understand their natural preferences and become better creatives and small business owners.
I spend my days managing communications for an awesome non-profit student leadership school and balancing a myriad of side projects. I get super excited about lots of things, especially when it involves the color yellow, my pup, Flynn, hugs, Diet Coke, typography, traveling, washi tape & sharpies, cozy spots, exclamation points, and/or dreaming up new ideas with friends.
I CAN’T WAIT TO BE YOUR FRIEND!