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Harnessing My Ick




I, like many people, am someone who has always struggled with self-doubt and major imposter syndrome. It's kept me from being myself and standing up for my needs, and also kept me second guessing myself at pretty much everything I did. This is why starting a business can be so hard for so many people, and why I have struggled to make Maker's! into the company it deserves to be.


For many years, I have dreamed of running an ecologically responsible soap company focused on conscientious packaging and ingredients, while being a product people really enjoy and can feel good about. Then there was the self-doubt.... What if I couldn't make a good enough product that people would take a chance on? What if I couldn't force myself to make important decisions, and drag my feet on creative ones? What if I couldn't make a change in my finances and finally work for myself?


What if, what if, WHAT IF!!!


I can't stand to question myself anymore! I've decided that even though posting myself on social media to promote my message gives me, like many people, the "ick", life is a bit of a game and I don't mind making a little bit of a fool of myself. It gives me the "ick" when I tell people I have a company, but it's secretly not as successful as I want it to be. It gives me the absolute "ick" to make a costly mistake (and I've made MANY).... but I've decided to harness that ick.


Getting the "ick" means I tried. It means I put myself out there for something I believe in, and that is important to me. I don't mind feeling the "ick", because I know all this will get more comfortable as I progress and make Maker's! into the company I imagine it to be.


Thanks for checking in! Feel free to let me know if this resonates with you :)

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