Sometimes, to grow, you need to do the things that scare you the most.
This morning I was sent a quick text asking if I would be interested in consulting with a potential client about a logo redesign and a new website. I immediately said yes, I would love to, because well isn’t that the point of being a freelance designer? To get more clients and grow your business? Shortly after I said yes I got cold feet. I had not yet agreed to consult with the client on what they were wanting, but I had said yes to the looking at my availability to possibly take on that client. Yet, just the thought of taking on a new client scared me. Somehow that is not exactly what you’d think my reaction should be. It should be closer to being excited about having a new client, more experience and expanding my portfolio. Yet I was scared of it all. Scared that if after talking with the client and agreeing to take on their project, I would suddenly realize how inadequate my skills or creativity were and therefore, resign. This is because I am self-taught, I have never gone to school for design, let alone take any classes. I have learned all that I know from various mentors and from online. I know that I still have so much to learn and I am constantly trying to learn all that I can to improve my skills and understanding of design. I am so glad that we have the ability to continually learn and grow, not just stopping when we reach a certain age or stage in life. Everyday is a new day, full of opportunities to learn and grow. While freelancing can be a scary world, it can also freeing and exciting. So here’s to me doing the things that scare me most and learning from it no matter the outcome.
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