Do you think that being a creator will ever be easy?
It’s like going through the ups and downs of life, but the creator economy somehow amplifies that experience.
Rather than chasing the "highs” all the time, I’ve managed to create a self-love toolkit to keep me in the game for a long time.
Reminder 1: You need to have your back no matter what.
It’s so tempting to summon your inner critique, but it doesn’t help. Instead, practice self-forgiveness. You only have yourself to fall on in this journey. What’s the point of beating yourself up whenever you make a mistake?
Learn how to cultivate the act of forgiving yourself no matter what.
Reminder 2: Accept what you have, no matter where you are.
You'll always have the feeling of “I should be there by now.” But, did you forget that you made up that rule? When things don't go according to your made-up plan, change the plan. You make the rules in this game.
Reminder 3: Be accountable for your success as you would for your mistakes.
I sometimes feel guilty when I don't publish enough. But when I push myself, I get burnt out. Then, I get so focused on my shortcomings that I forget to appreciate what I've done. Celebrate and take ownership of your small achievements along the way.
Expect the creatopreneurial journey to be a roller coaster and give yourself the self-love that you deserve throughout.