Feb 29, 2016
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullsh*t
story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. ― Jordan
Oh, yes, the bullsh*t stories. After seeing a recent UC Berkely study debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is risky, we realized that believing that is just the beginning of the excuses we make not to proactively pursue our independent, creative destiny. Excuses can sound rational and full of common sense, but ultimately, they are symptoms of a fear virus. I call it a virus because it always comes back and you can catch it from from friends and family. Fear that we can't make it, and that the only way we can survive is by being beholden to an employer. All the time, not realizing that job security is an oxymoron; a myth from another time.
People thrive with their creative businesses all the time. Is it easy? Hell no. Becoming independently successful is the hardest thing you will ever do. Worth it? Hell yes.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we
had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often
merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. – Francois De
We break down some steps you can take to be successful, so let's all stop making excuses and believing the bullsh*t.
Thanks for listening JellyVisionaries! We believe in you!
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. – George Washington Carver
Feb 19, 2016
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. --Author Unknown
Have you found yourself undervaluing yourself and your work? Us too! This week, Tim and I talk about why we undervalue ourselves, and why it's so important to change that behaviour so we can succeed in our business.
Are you constantly quoting low ball rates?
Are you playing it safe by charging less, so client expectations are lower?
Are you charging by the hour, when you should be charging by value?
Are you struggling to make it, and afraid to lose a client by raising rates?
This episode will help you wrap your mind around your worth, and give you the confidence to stop underselling yourself. We believe in what you have to offer the world, and that people will pay for it!
Feb 2, 2016
"Aim above morality. be not simply good, be good for something." --Henry David Thoreau
We continue questioning ourselves as we finish answering the questions in Seth Godin's blog post, 10 Questions for Work That Matters. Among other things, we are forced to face the fact that people might not care if we stopped our work, and what that means to our approach to what we do.
We are gluttons for punishement, so we came up with five more tough business and life questions. We shared our answers in the show. Be fair, and send your answers to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep you anonymous and read them on the air!
JVS's 5 Bonus Questions:
1. What do you do that gives you the most joy?
2. What qualities do you admire in others, and want to foster in yourself?
3. What skills will help you reach success?
4. What do you want to be remembered for?
5. What are you doing that puts your business, self, and dreams at risk?