As quiet creatives, we tend to keep to ourselves. We tend to stay introspective, and to keep things fermenting in our own heads.
We keep from voicing aloud our ideas because we’re afraid of what others might think; We’re worried others will shoot our darlings down, and judge our character for what we think.
And, that is the single worst thing you could say to yourself.
We’re uncomfortable with ourselves and our own ideas, and that is holding us back.
The truth is, we benefit our thinking by doing, and vice versa.
We inform our thinking further, by doing.
If you haven’t already, grab a friend and tell them your craziest ideas.
Break your cycle of keeping to yourself.
Grow outwards and inform your ideas by doing them.
No, not desserts unfortunately.
Bring something sweet to the table as in being able to offer value to somebody else.
To break it down, our world is composed of exchanges in value.
No, not money.
More like, words of encouragement, quality time spent, cooking a hearty meal, or lending an ear.
Our friends, family, colleagues, and peers like us more when we provide them value. And when we have something sweet that we can give away without giving away ourselves, they come to love us.
Bringing something sweet to the table means to deliver something that others care about and will appreciate.
Have you really arrived if they don’t know who you are?
Frankly put, the answer is no. They won’t know who you are if you aren’t able to talk about yourself. yikes!!
So who are you? What do you do? And how do you do it?
Why do you do what you do? What do you believe in?
What is your end goal? How can we help and join you?
If you can talk about your answers in a succinct and passionate way, then that means you can pitch yourself and that you’ve arrived.