Ever Feel Overwhelmed by Starting Your Innerpreneurial Business?

by | Jul 16, 2008

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

Hello! I'm Tara Joyce, author of “Pay What It’s Worth: You Don’t Need to Set a Price on Value,” forthcoming from Integral Publishers. I live in Toronto, Canada with my pioneering and waste-loving husband, my hilariously self-assured toddler daughter, and my troublesome canine son. I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination and through sharing it with others. LEARN MORE

I’ve been populating this blog for about 3 weeks now and I there is still so much more to be done. It is exciting to be in this stage of my business, to just be starting but it is also scary and overwhelming. My vision for Elastic Mind and this blog becomes clearer and clearer every day but as the vision grows so do the ideas. And as the ideas grow so does the To Do list. There is so much I want to do that I wonder if I will ever have time for it all.

Staying focused

The problem with me is that I am my own harshest critic. Nothing I ever produce professionally is every good enough for me. Even now, as I build this blog, I have it hidden so the public can’t see. When I finally make it available you can bet that I will think it’s crap, regardless of its true value. This may be the oxymoron that is me. I am believe in myself deeply but at the same time I am a perfectionist and never think my work is good enough. How can I balance the two and stay focused?

Things to Remember

There are a few things I remind myself of whenever the pressure I put on myself to get Elastic Mind launched (and yes, I am the ONLY one putting pressure on myself):

  • The journey is the best part. Stop worrying about getting there. I’ll be there soon enough.
  • There’s no rush. I work on Elastic Mind (I am including this blog under the heading of Elastic Mind) for at least seven hours a day. I’m doing all I can.
  • It’ll all work out. If I believe what I preach then following my passion will lead me to the success I desire.

There is, of course, doubt, that wolf in sheep’s clothing, that wanders into the room every once in a while and gets me down too. To beat him, I remind myself that I don’t have to succeed at this, that the point of it all is just to try. Again, it’s the journey! Never forget that.

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Ever Feel Overwhelmed by Starting Your Innerpreneurial Business?

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