Freelance Day 31 | Steven Pressfield and Lessons Learned

"Our job of a life time is to find out who we already are and become it." --Steven Pressfield | In The Next 30 Days I’m still becoming me. Showing the Me to the rest of the world.

But I really love this quote from The War of Art.

“Our job of a lifetime is . . . to find out who we already are and become it.” –Steven Pressfield

I love it because it implies that my career, my freelancing is an extension of who I am, it’s another step to being authentic (which is another Steven Pressfield word), and another step to success. And it means that to be successful to to be me.

That might be the biggest lesson I learned this month. I need to be true to me, my dreams, my gut, my ambitions in order to be a superstar, at least in my own brain.

I also learned that this launching of anything freelance takes time to do it the way I imagine, to do it with building a foundation, setting it up professionally. I’m hung up on the website, but I do feel good about having a strong base to help support me in my future in graphic design.

I’m working on focusing and pairing down my ambition too. Not that I don’t want to dream big, but I can’t dream so big that I’m paralyzed and unable to do anything. I thought I’d focus on design, but I think I need to launch even more with even more specificity and focus on blog and website design.

And maybe my most important lesson this month is that I need a community. I need a gang and supporters who can point me in the right direction when I need it, provide an extra point of view, or slap me if I’m way out of line. Huge shout out to Jessica over at Chaos & Love for all her help and listening to my crazy.

So where am I right now? I’m still working on an official launch. I’ll be sure to keep you updated. But I find power in declaring things to the universe, and through declaring my intentions, I’ve already had more questions and job inquiries about my design offerings. And that means that I’m this much closer to defining who I am, to becoming who I already was. And that feels good.

What did you learn this month?