✨ No Risk, No Magic. ✨
You may be limiting yourself by “playing it safe”. What do I mean? 🧐
After college and getting out of a financially dependent relationship, I thought security meant a stable yet mediocre salary at a job that I probably wouldn't like much, working at a desk for 8 hours, doing my time. I wasn't a great employee, to be honest. I always was doing my own thing, growing my photography business on the side, thinking "this is SO INEFFICIENT why do I have to sit here for 8 hours when I can do this work in 4". Sorry to my past employers lol 😬🤷🏼♀️
And it was TERRIFYING going full-time freelance. I literally mean I got panic attacks, drove @lyft for a month while I picked up steady clients, and started looking at other jobs just in case.
But after almost two years freelancing (next month 🤩!) I'm discovering I am financially MORE independent owning my own business, doing what I love every day with incredible clients, making my own schedule and having a RAD quality of life.
Oh, and I've more than DOUBLED my income from that mediocre salary, btw. 👊🏼💰
How is all of this possible? Short answer: THERE ARE NO LIMITS (except any bullshit ones my mind makes up, but I try to squash those pretty quick). I can only continue to grow. There's INFINITE potential for leveling up. I am competing with myself. The limit does not exist 📈💁🏼♀️
So ask yourself if you may be stuck in something just because you think it means “security”. You might actually be limiting yourself and your potential. I will say that #EntrepreneurLife is definitely not for everyone: it is emotionally, physically, and financially taxing especially in the beginning and when your work is seasonal. I am often home editing when 9-5 friends are partying. But I get to decide that, and it is incredibly rewarding, and I don’t think I could ever go back. 👩🏼💻
Have you been thinking about taking the plunge? Are you in the beginning? What are your fears? What's hold you back? We’re all in this together 💞
📸 by @madelineharperphoto