Lesson 2 from my book cover creation experience:

Just as my mentor told me, "You deserve to have a cover you LOVE. No settling,"

YOU deserve to have a BUSINESS you LOVE. No settling.

One that pays the bills and allows for experiences you've dreamed of--like this trip to Venice, Italy for me <3

I was extremely scared of and uncomfortable with conflict for most of my life (can you imagine my dating relationships?), so it still feels unnatural for me to push back and say, "No, I want THIS," but it's such an opportunity for growth for me and going back and asking for another round on this cover was an awesome exercise.

There is NO shortage of opinions about the best way to start a business, and we see it constantly in as, shiny objects, webinars that make these huge promises, etc...

...but your job in all of it is to listen to yourself and ask, "What do I want?," and line up support to help you get there.

One of the things I do with my clients is to make sure to understand THEIR values and who THEY are, and then help them create from that place, rather than imposing my belief system or my structures and strategies on them--because we really are all designed with different strengths and desires for a reason!

How about you? When have you been in a position where someone thought they knew was best for your business, but you felt differently?

Or what's your best tip for always showing up for yourself and what YOU want?