The opposite of the “you have to do this” mentality that is everywhere in our world.

Has anyone noticed the number of businesses telling business owners what to do?  With the world we have access to, we learn from people worldwide. Many have great instruction. But it can leave us with the feeling of never enough.  Not doing enough, not good enough, not smart enough. And we can compare our work to those on a different level serving a different market.

I know as a person creating websites that I have at times compared myself to those who have taught me much of what I do. Through the use of Facebook groups, I have learned from people around the world who I have come to admire.  But it’s important

Drawing comparisons never help a business owner to become their best.

The only way to learn is by doing.  At some point, you have to put yourself out there to be seen. But if you love what you do and know why you are doing it, other’s opinions fall away. I have recently seen this happen.  At first, I thought this was more relevant if you are in a creative, artistic field. But no, it is relevant for everyone in small business.  Because to be successful in business, you must be creative to standout!

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

~ Albert Einstein

Other people will have opinions about your business. And not everyone is the right fit for you. But if you know WHY you are making the decisions you are, you are on the right track.

I have looked at the year ahead and know where I want to end up. We are starting out 208 and my decisions are all based on building up this business. That understanding comes into my day to day decisions.  And I feel comfortable.  Hope you do too!