I’ll admit. I love to drink tea … even if it only an herbal infusion. One of my favorite brands of tea is Yogi. They make a hazelnut tea that is da bomb! Anyway, one of the cool things about this tea is the flap on the teabag. Each one has something to say. The two I had this weekend I thought were especially relevant to creative entrepreneurs.
The first one said, “Live in your strength.” Creative entrepreneurs often have difficulty with this one because their strength is more often than not their creativity. And many don’t see an obvious value in creative expression … thus the term “starving artist.” But that doesn’t need to be the case. People will pay you for what you are good at, whether that is sculpture, paintings, photography or food preparation. It is true whether your strength is designing high-fashion or just a really good cup of coffee. You have your tribe and they are waiting for you to present your gifts.
So find out what your strengths are and live in them. They are why you are here.
The second one said, “Be proud of who you are.” You are unique, and wonderful and totally worthy of being paid for your gifts, your strengths, your special perspective. Never apologize for who you are. Celebrate it and be proud. Stand tall … you were created to be exactly who you are!
As I mentioned in my “Celebrate You!” video, only you can do things the way you can. Only you can see things the way you can. No matter how similar someone else’s products or services may be to yours, there are people who can and will only benefit from your unique spin on those products and services.
So, stand tall and live in your strengths. Be proud of your inherent, singular and unmatched way of living, being and creating in this world.