So, I wanted to start a new series on the blog. I was driving home last Friday, and during my usual rush hour commute, I randomly began to think about my most valuable takeaways from the week. I can’t promise you every week I’ll roll a list out, but I can promise you, as new valuable lessons pour into my life, I’ll do my best to share with you.
It’s important that we spend time focusing on the good and bad that helped to shape our week. Regardless of it lifted us up or made us feel shitty; it played a significant role in how we progressed on throughout the week despite what came our way. Without further do, here are my Friday Favs, the most valuable lessons I learned this week.
Every Critique is A Learning Experience
I tend to take people’s reviews of my work and craft personally. I start to feel like maybe I am not good enough? It’s a terrible way to feel, I know. But the biggest takeaway from this is, the more you learn to take criticism, good or bad, the more you learn what things about yourself you can work on or ways you can become better. The first key is to not internalize people’s personal opinions or feelings. Always do the best you can regardless.
Study Your Craft, It Makes You Better
You can never know too much. I found that the more I think I know about being an author and a blogger the more I realize I know nothing at all. I’ve started investing more of my time into studying what I love. Not being afraid to pause and learn new things. I have been reading a lot more lately, listening to a lot more podcast and actually getting more knowledge and inspiration from the writers I look up to. You can never know too much about the things you’re passionate about.
Know when It’s Time to Release Toxicity from Your Life
Not everything is worth holding on to. If it’s mental, emotionally or physically draining, let it go. I think the Spring Equinox actually gave me the push I needed to know when it’s time to let go of what is no longer serving me.
I was listening to a Podcast, can’t remember which one because it’s literally all I do with my life these days lol. Anyway, when listening to the podcast, the guest was explaining the importance of being your true authentic self when you’ve built an online following or community. One of the things I pride myself on is, when I meet people in person, and they talk to me over the phone, they tell me how the connection they’ve made with me from reading my words is still the same. Being true to you is important. When you’ve built a following and online community, you want people to be able to trust in who you truly are. Listening to that podcast really helped me to be hyper-aware of the way I present myself. Making sure that I am me always and not an over exaggerated version of someone else.
I hope that you enjoyed my list of my most valuable lessons from this week. Until next time…
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