Happy Tuesday everyone! Before next week’s big Q&A post, I wanted to take a post from this series to talk about something I’ve gotten numerous emails and questions about: rebranding.
I know I’ve mentioned a little about why I decided to rebrand and launch this blog throughout the series, but I’ve never talked about the results of my rebranding. And there have been many lessons. Not just about blogging, branding, or design; but also about myself.
A lot of people who have contacted me because they are considering rebranding has said something along the lines of, “this is scary…” And it is. Sharing your story, putting your dream out there and being vulnerable can be a very scary thing. And even though this journey has been, and still is, a bit scary, I have a feeling that it is absolutely worth it.
I am still learning and solidifying my brand every day, but I’ve learned some things so far:
Investing in your passions pushes you to pursue them. THIS! It is easy to do the things that you’re good at, or the things that seem “logical.” But what about those crazy dreams in the back of your head that you aren’t quite sure what to do with? Ask yourself “am I willing to put my money where my mouth is?” If you’re answer is yes, and you’re willing to take some risks — I vote GO FOR IT!
Your time is always given to the things you care about the most. Rebranding has truly helped me define what I want to spend my time doing. I’ve never seen myself spending the rest of my career in a cubicle, but this process has really helped me define what my true passions are (and aren’t).
New opportunities require you to be brave and fearless. Since rebranding, I’ve felt more inclined to check other small business opportunities — how far can I really go, and what do I have to do to get there. Having a strong foundation can really make you fearless.
Fill your world with joy makers. I’ve discovered so many new blogs and bloggers who are doing what I hope to do one day. Learning from them and growing with them is truly a treasure.
Every opinion does not count. You don’t have to take a survey every time you decide something for yourself. More often than not, you have to do it to prove to yourself that you can — even if you fail at first. Trust yourself, and what you know, and go for your dreams.
Have you ever rebranded (blog wise, or personally)? What did you takeaway?
Don’t forget to keep submitting questions for next week’s Q&A post!