If you never try, you’ll never know. A few years ago when I was working in corporate I thought I wanted to change careers and be a travel writer.
This idea of travel & writing was weighing heavy on my mind. The only way I knew I’d get a taste of this was to actually try it myself. I booked my first ever solo travel trip to Denver and I used this as a way to see if this is something I can picture myself doing long term. I did my best to envision what this career life would be like. Constant travel, writing about different destinations, and getting paid opportunities to travel seemed so fun to me.
However, once I put myself into “pretending” to be a travel writer I realized a few things immediately. 1. I don’t want to document every thing I do while traveling because I want to enjoy the moments traveling freely. 2. Traveling is a helluva lot of work and sitting in airports ain’t my thang. Ya feel me? I’ll just stick to vacations.
Shortly after that trip I ended up back on the beach in Fort Lauderdale where I came up with the idea to create SociallySteph.com. Initially, I thought I’d weave in my travels to this site along with style, wellness & business. Just a few months ago actually I was accepted into RewardSTYLE & LikeToKnowIt. I was excited to be able to leverage this platform and pair it with @SociallySteph. One thing I learned right off the bat is this is sharing style is not the focus of Socially Steph.
While I had fun in this moment I realized the extra work in being part of a platform that only gives you such little commission was not worth my time or energy. Style is something I personally love, but I don’t want it to be something I am having to share constantly. To be successful in any area of life in business you need consistency & love for what you’re creating. If style happens to fall into what I do great but it’s not my main concern. Check out my first LikeToKnowIt post here:
I believe the only way you’ll ever figure out what you essentially want to do and who you want to become is to simply try. Try it all. Do the things that light you up and in those moments you’ll only gain more clarity and get closer to that AHA moment where you’re like, THIS IS IT! What have you been longing to try but push to the side?
If I were your coach I’d urge that you try, try, try and try again. The more you try the better you become overall and you’ll get to learning what you path you want to take. I hope this post was helpful for you. Here’s to trying more things, together.