TIMING IS EVERYTHING
TIMING, PERSEVERANCE AND TEN YEARS OF TRYING WILL EVENTUALLY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS
Get out there. Tell your story. And, show them what you can offer.
People are often afraid of rejection and failure, they’re so caught up and stuck on all of the bad things that could happen that they never get out there and tell their story. Showing people who you are, why you want to do something or how you bleed the passion and drive that’s needed for you to excel in any part of your life is why people are successful. Just by saying “Hey my name is Dinahste Lamb, I own The Pink Lemonade Affair and Dinahste’s Design Studio. If I told you everything I wanted to do before I died we’d be talking for hours. I believe that anything bigger than self is the way to go. If I only benefited from my businesses than what is the point?” And just like that, the person I met in the elevator wants to hear more.
I think that in order to be successful, women have to figure out what they're passionate about first. No matter what you aspire to, you've got to love what you do in order to be successful at it.
Honesty is not just about telling the truth. It's about being real with yourself and others about who you are, what you want and what you need to live your most authentic life. Honesty promotes openness, empowers us and enables us to develop consistency in how we present the facts.
There is a reason you chose her to do this project. Maybe it was her portfolio or education or the mock-ups she presented. But she was chosen her for a reason. Trust that. Don’t doubt why you chose her now that she’s going in a direction you don’t understand or agree with. So what if you might do it differently? Respect her opinions. This tension is part of the process. Sure, ask questions, but remember who the expert is. (Hint: not you.)