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Have you ever been tossed into a situation where you were given more to do than you thought you could realistically handle?
How did that make you feel? How did you respond?
It’s human nature to resist expansion, even when we know we desire growth.
But going from an amateur to professional doesn’t mean less work and less responsibility. Quite the contrary – it usually means more work and more responsibility.
We often say or think to ourselves, “wouldn’t it be nice if…” But rarely do we consider the implications of promotion.
Leveling up, it turns out, isn’t always the bed of thornless roses we expect it to be.
And as ominous as this might sound, for you to rise to the next level, you’ll probably need to face something you’ve been resisting.
This doesn’t necessarily mean facing ghastly ghosts or an anonymous mask-wearing, chainsaw-wielding psychopath. This is a key distinction.
But step into an uncomfortable situation, and chances are you’ll come face to face with resistance – fear of rejection, unworthiness, too much responsibility, or otherwise.
It can come as a bit of a surprise, especially if it’s something you thought you had long left in the dust. No matter how developed you think you might be, running and hiding can still seem like an attractive option.
But if you are faced with greater obstacles, remember this. First, it probably isn’t anything you haven’t faced before – just an iteration on something you’ve already encountered. Second, it means you’re stepping into the realm of expansion, where rapid growth and breakthrough is possible.
With that, here’s what I made for you this week:
David Andrew Wiebe
I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.
Here are the posts that went live this week:
- What I See for the Future of This Site
- Doing Your Taxes is Just Data Entry & Patience
- Being a Clearing for Others
- Progress Update: June 17, 2021
The Indie YYC
The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.
I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.
Here’s what went live this week:
Random Things I Dig
Notion is a great tool for keeping your projects organized.
There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.
The name of the program is The Gold Within.
Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.
Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.