Isn't this the truth? Perfection is overrated. And if any of you are control freaks like me, you understand what it's like to have the idea of how something "should be" eclipse the opportunities already waiting for us. (This is yet another in a series of "Words for the Week" reminders to stay calm and just be ourselves. It's the one thing that we are guaranteed to be best at.)
In other news, I'm working on the advice column, so be on the lookout!
And we're off to another week... Stay sharp out there.
How perfect is this quotation? We all know this is true, and yet personally I still need to see it written in front of me before I smack myself in the head. "Duh!" Of course great things take time. And sweat. And giggle fits. And tears. And lots of coffee... I have a point, I promise.
I've been getting many emails lately containing some pretty serious questions about blogging, personal branding and design in general – a lot more than usual. (This only seems fitting considering how quickly our online community continues to grow.) While I wish I had the ability to answer them all individually, I'm wondering if an advice column of sorts might be the way to go. And better yet, if it's not a question I can answer myself, I will see if I can reach out to some talented blogger or designer friends of mine to get it answered in the best possible way.
Now, I'm not an expert, but I have been at this going on 4 years, as well as the bookish grad school perspective to back me up. Epictetus is right - good things do take time, and if I can share with you some of the lessons it's taken me years to learn, I'm happy to provide you with even the smallest of shortcuts.
How do you all feel about this idea? Is this something you would be interested in? If so, do you have any questions to ask about personal branding, graphic design, social media, marketing, etc.? Consider the floodgates open... I'll try to pick at least one and get an answer posted later this week!
Here's something that's not old: Usually my Words... come sporadically from tidbits around the web, magazines and books, but this week's quotation is sourced from Women's Wear Daily's new (to me) On Paper Tumblr blog. There, the WWD team is visually documenting conversations with some of the fashion and business world's best and brightest leaders. Browse around, bookmark it, reblog it – you won't be sorry!
Welcome to my brain. I'll keep this short and sweet. Two new things: This past weekend, I added The Print Shop(see last night's post) and email subscriptions! (I don't know why I never got to either of these things sooner.) For emails, there's a submission form to sign up at the bottom of the sidebar on the right if you are interested in having blog posts delivered straight to your inbox! Anyway, have a lovely week! Off we go...
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