I’ve developed a system that allows me to plan a WEEK of social media content in THIRTY MINUTES, and I want to show you how to do it too! Register for my FREE class, and I’ll see you there.

REGISTER NOW

FREE MASTERCLASS
7-Day Content Plan in 30 Minutes

The Permission to Fail

April 28, 2014 - Personal

ALL POSTS

BUSINESS

PHOTOGRAPHY

ALL CATEGORIES

I love the idea of permission. No, really, I was obsessed with it as a kid. I'd ask my parents if I could play at the neighbor's house, ask the librarian if I could dust the bookshelves, ask for second (and third) servings of dinner. I loved permission because it meant someone else allowed me to do what I wanted. Years later I went to college and majored in Business Administration, which gave me the permission to pursue business. Shortly thereafter, I went to law school, which gave me permission to become a lawyer.

Let's be real: permission is safety.

Life got sticky when I had no one but myself to ask whether I should pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. It meant I bore the entire responsibility of making it happen. I couldn't apply for it, I couldn't take a test for it…I simply had to do it. Most creative professions require persistence, drive, and hard work, not a diploma (which is just permission on paper form)…and I constantly have to remind myself of this.

I want permission to try new things in my business. Even after a series of successful projects, I still want someone to tell me it's okay to fail. Sometimes I wait for some cosmic sign (or at least a fortune cookie) to point me in the right direction, but consistent waiting is fear camouflaged as prudence. I'm slowly learning that if I want to permission to take a risk, to do something I love, the only person who'll give it is myself.

Today, I hope you give yourself the permission to fail and follow the direction of your dreams.

SHARE TO

FREE PRODUCTIVITY PLANNER

Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

FREE INSTAGRAM GUIDE

Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
Sign up to receive a free Instagram marketing guide, helpful tips, and free stock photos you can use for your business.  

It’s basically an Instanote sent to your inbox to help push you toward your social goals and help grow your following.

FREE STOCK PHOTOS

You're busy, pulled in lots of directions, and trying to run a business. 

In addition to all this, you know you should be posting on social media, so how do you balance it all? 

I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

Free Productivity
Planner

Free Instagram
Guide

Free Stock
Photos

How To Get Organized And Create
A Productive Work Schedule

5 Ways To Easily Get Authentic
Engagement On Instagram

5 Photos For You To Use On
Social Media

Get Started By Downloading My Free Resources

FREE PRODUCTIVITY PLANNER

Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

FREE INSTAGRAM GUIDE

Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
Sign up to receive a free Instagram marketing guide, helpful tips, and free stock photos you can use for your business.  

It’s basically an Instanote sent to your inbox to help push you toward your social goals and help grow your following.

FREE STOCK PHOTOS

You're busy, pulled in lots of directions, and trying to run a business. 

In addition to all this, you know you should be posting on social media, so how do you balance it all? 

I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

I wouldn’t say we were business nerds but my husband just sent me a Slack message asking me to call him.

If you need me, just follow the trail of empty La Croix cans around my house.

"Margaritas make me sound smarter, dance better, sound amazing, and look like Shakira...