As I gear up for my annual review, I'm seeing a lot of online entrepreneurs push out their "X Lessons from X Years in business" posts. It occurred to me that, after 25 years in the online world, I'd never done one of these posts.
I'm actually doing a series of lessons learned on the Podcast over the next couple of months before the launch of Creative Freedom Season 6 (oh, it's happening, folks!). In January, I'll share a detailed post with 5 more lessons on Charlie Gilkey's blog. Today, here are 5 biggest lessons I've learned from 25 years of building a "portfolio career" as a creative entrepreneur. My clients will likely recognize most of them as things I say ALL the dang time. Well, if it's been true for 25 years, it's probably worth repeating one more time!
- Your mindset is more important than the mechanics. I talked more about this one on the podcast this week.
- As Eisenhower said, "Plans are worthless. Planning is everything"
- You can't control the outcome. You can only influence it through your actions.
- Your goal isn't always THE goal.
- Consistency isn't sexy, but it works.