Someone asked me the other day if I felt different after my businesses two year anniversary. At first I rolled my eyes because that's normally something that you ask someone on their birthday (im rude). But I thought about it later and I do feel different. Not because two years have gone by and I have gotten older but because after two years of being in business I have learned so much about myself and this world around me. Things I'm not sure I would have learned had I not started Eclectic Star. Like... I love reading. In school you couldn't get me to read a chapter let alone read an entire book. I have always been amazed with the whole idea of being a business owner so when I decided to turn my hobby into a business, I dove head first into every business book I could get my hands on. I love learning something new and reading other business owners stories and in the past two years I'm extremely proud at how my book collection has grown.
I'm passionate about helping people. More specifically helping people who wan't to either start a blog or pursue their dreams. I've been anti 9 to 5 for awhile now and when someone tells me they wan't to go into business for themselves I start cheesing like a 13 year old at a One Direction concert and my mind goes into over drive thinking of ways I could help them to make that happen. I can't wait to really use this gift as much as I would like. I have something planned :).
You can't please everyone. This is what got me into the rut I talked about here. I wanted for a long time to be liked by everyone until I finally realized that trying to make everybody happy was only hurting me.
If you wan't to succeed you have to make fear your b!#$%. When I first started Eclectic Star I was afraid to spread the word about it in fear of what people would say. I was afraid to pitch my brand to media outlets in fear of being rejected. And ultimately it could have ruined my business if I hadn't gotten a hold of it sooner. I say it all the time but fear is really just an emotion. Realizing that is the first step to greatness.
In all it has been an amazing two years and I am extremely grateful for everything I have learned along the way! Now go link up your favorite post because its a Lovely Thursday!
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