Hey…it’s your confidence here. Checking in to see how you’re doing. I know you have a lot on your mind lately so I want to lay it all out there. Shouting from the roof tops that, YOU’VE GOT THIS, doesn’t seem to be good enough for you. And I get it. But, you’ve definitely got this. So let’s break it down.
First, look at all the things you’ve overcome in your life! You clearly didn’t have it easy (but who did) and pretty much had to learn everything for yourself, so learning this will be a breeze! If you can remember how to be courageous while using those creative talents, would you? Of course!
Next, you love doing things on your own, you love making connections with people, you never met a stranger and clearly you have a knack for photography. You love to make art and this is your chance to show the world your God given talents! How amazing is that? To finally breath deeply knowing and seeing your talents for what they are. Beautiful works of art that people want to buy to spark joy!
Remember that time in church when you were struggling with your life purpose (again) and felt misplaced with the little monkeys around your neck? But then for whatever reason the angels watched over long enough for you to hear the priest mention pausing to look through someone else’s lens to see your own talents? Pretty sure he was talking DIRECTLY to you! If that’s not a sign, I got nothing for ya. You’re all about signs so there it is!
Also, I want to remind you that you DO stand out from the crowd and will continue to shine. Don’t doubt yourself for one single solitary moment.
You will always be my first round draft pick through and through because I know you have the talent and skills necessary to make it as a photographer. You have to trust me. I got your back, always.
What if people compare you to other established photographers who clearly has traveled the world to take really exotic pictures. Who cares? What people think about you is everyone else’s problem but YOUR OWN. Tune out all the buzzing and listen to your heart. What you should care about is loving yourself and believing in yourself. Be gentle with yourself too. Would you be that hard on your friends? Never.
Ok this is a big one – for the love of all things holy, please stop minimizing yourself and your dreams. You’ve got to take yourself seriously about what you do to gain respect. Remember to stand tall with me and rock out who you are and your style and all that makes you lovable. That leader in class who’s always picked to be the spokesperson for the group work, yeah you. That person is still inside you, waiting for the moment to stand up in front of the crowd and fall into place naturally like she always does.
This isn’t some side hustle trying to make it. This is your livelihood. It’s who you’ve always been. You will conquer every fear for this adventure called work when you GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY and see the powerful woman linking arms with me right now.
You will succeed. And you know what, if you fail, at least you can’t look back and say you didn’t try.
What I want you to do is think about those people that truly care about you and who have your best interest at heart. They will support you and be your biggest cheerleaders. Let them help you. Don’t be too proud to think that you can do it all on your own, because while I know you can, you always say yourself, ‘Heavy hands make light work.’
So, we’re here! We all showed up for you. Here to make the load a little lighter for you. We know you too well. You know you can do it on your own, but that sigh of relief you just exhaled makes me realize that you need me now more than ever. Next time you get in a situation where you’re unsure about things and your footing feels a little off, remember what I just said…
Oh and encourage others to get someone to write to them too. It’s does wonders for you, I can already tell! Love, Your Confidence