How crazy is it that I didn't notice my new initials formed the word GO until I started my mission to create a new logo for myself? Ya, sometimes the most obvious things can get lost in my overloaded brain! Even more crazy is the fact that I know I am writing for an audience of zero right now, LOL. That lowers the intimidation factor a bit, but hopefully a few people will read it in the near future.
So why am I writing for no one? Because I just have to do SOMETHING...ANYTHING! You see, I'm one of those perfectionists that likes to have all my ducks in a row before I start anything. I'd rather do my research and "get it right" the first time rather than have to re-do.
I actually just googled the definition (perhaps a little OCD too):
Perfectionism - a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting high performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations.
Yep, that's me! But the problem with perfectionism is that it sometimes keeps me (or slows me down considerably) from actually DOING the things I'm striving to do.
Here's my dilemma...perhaps you've had this same problem. There are lots of things I want to do with my business: Start a blog, ramp up my social media marketing, connect with other like-minded people and form mutually beneficial relationships, open an online store, make a difference, make a living doing the things I love everyday! Is that too much to ask? I don't think so.
But I have found myself stuck in "research mode" over that past few weeks. Do you know how much information there is "out there" about blogging, gaining followers on social media, branding, online teaching, photography, designing your website, etc., ... my brain hurts! Literally, I have such a headache today. :(
I've been trying to gather info and learn as much as I can to formulate a "plan of attack" before I really get started. In my mind everything needs to be perfect before I ready, set, GO! But this morning, for some unknown reason (perhaps divine intervention), I decided to just GO Creative! Just jump right in and do something. Start somewhere and just figure it out as I go along. After all, a big part of creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. The hard part is knowing which ones to keep!
I enjoy writing and since it is one of the many things on my creative "to do list", I decided to start my blog today. If nothing else it may help my headache by getting a few things out of my head and onto virtual paper. I also plan to try my hand at some branding photography today to get my creative juices flowing. I hope to share some of my photo mock-ups with you in my next post...unless of course my perfectionism kicks in again. In which case, you will know that my results were less than perfect. ;)
So, to all my non-readers of today and future readers of tomorrow, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to learn a little bit about me. I hope to share much more with you in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. So don't be a stranger...I promise not to waste your time!
"Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." ~Unknown