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Baby Steps To The Deep End

The majority of people are creatures of habit and, admittedly, I am one of those people. This early on in my career as a freelancer, I had found a comfort zone and was sticking with it. Note that I said "WAS" sticking with it.

This week, over at Content Done Better, Carson posted some insightful comments on getting in over your head. He compared "jumping off the diving board" to "picking pennies off the bottom of the shallow end." This analogy really made me think.

Sure, picking pennies is fun, and it does pay the bills, but I'm missing out on all the fun (and profits) that the "kids" in the big end are having. So, with that inspiration in mind, I took that first little jump off the diving board.

Guess what? The deep end is fun, and I can do it! On my first attempt, I gained a client, so I decided to jump again. The result was the same, SUCCESS!! What a confidence booster!

While I'm certainly not ready to give up my penny picking, or start doing neat tricks off that diving board, I have gained the confidence to enjoy both ends of the pool.

For those who haven't tried out the diving board, come on in, the water's fine!

And to Carson at Content Done Better, Thank you!!!!!!

2 comments:

You're very welcome.

Now, stop hogging the diving board.

Carson

February 8, 2007 at 1:09 PM  

Ok...fine...you can have a turn, too, I guess.

I certainly don't want it said that I don't play well with others!

February 8, 2007 at 1:58 PM  

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