Website is launched, Feedback has been given, Facebook page set up, Instagram and Twitter is generating some great buzz. I'm working on some fantastic promotional materials. While I'm certainly excited I'm also really nervous. Running a Social Media Management company has been a long time goal of mine but I've never quite found the courage to go for it. So what has changed it now? A combination of a few things.
First, I've been working for a Structural Engineering Company managing their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website etc. and watching them go for it, start their own company and have a lot of success has been inspiring. It's also sparked a bit of envy and made me think a number of times, "why am I not getting on this, taking a chance? What am I afraid of?" That answer is easy, I'm afraid of failure. What if I go for it and it doesn't work? But then that little voice tells me "what if it does work?"
Another push to go for it is a painting my mom made me last year with a quote from Walt Disney "If you can dream it, you can do it." I have it in my office, beside a dream board I made in January with a friend as a constant reminder that I can do it, but I certainly cannot just dream about it I need to put my plan into action.
The third push is a series of books that I'm simultaneously reading - because really why would I just read one. The books are Angela Duckworth's Grit, Robin Sharma's Who Will Cry When You Die, and Jen Sincero's You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.
I'm actually not going to dive too deep into them right now because I want to talk about them separately in other posts but you can guarantee I'll be posting gems from each of them often. But here is one that really stood out from Sincero's book. She says, "Instead of wasting hours and days and years trying to figure out your perfect next move, just DO something already." That is so me I wait for the perfect timing, the perfect package, the stars have to be aligned. But this time I want to be daring. I want to love the journey and not expect perfection. To embrace failure and use it as an opportunity to grow and be better.
So here I am, an idea that turned into a company. A small company right now but one that that has a bright future and so much potential.