Your vision is yours for a reason.
You’ve gotten to this point and had this vision because you’re you -
with your own unique set of experiences, skills and perspective.
Don’t fight bitterly against the past that has made you.
You’re you for it.
You have your own story, that is no one else’s because of it.
Screw your fears of being unattractive because of it.
If you own your story, it’s attractive.
You have your own unique market on your own unique product - you.
Your business should be driven out of your vision.
Not someone else’s.
If something doesn’t feel right that someone tells you to do in your business -
it doesn’t feel right for a reason.
It’s because it doesn’t fit with who you are.
And you need to stick with you.
Because that’s your unique brand.
That’s what drives it all.
And if it doesn’t, if you’re just schlepping junk you don’t care about, then what are you really doing in the world? Your job isn’t just to make money. It’s to make money being you - bringing all those experiences, skills and perspective full circle to serve the world.
Idealistic - yes. Yet, I’ve never been disappointed when supporting someone who is doing what they were made for. And I’ve almost always been disappointed by those just trying to make a buck.