When was the last time you took a big leap of faith? And I don’t mean the physical kind! I’m referring to bold moves like relocating to a new state or quitting your corporate job to pursue a side hustle. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, you have probably made a couple of bold moves already. But it shouldn’t stop there. Moving towards success requires taking leaps — even and especially the ones that seem big or scary. In this short but sweet episode of the Pollen Podcast, I talk about the importance of making big leaps of faith — especially in creative entrepreneurship. Listen as I share my experiences, taking one leap to another, and how each move has contributed to my journey as a creative entrepreneur.
Listen to this episode to learn more about the importance of taking a leap of faith in your journey as a creative entrepreneur.
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🔥Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode: Taking big leaps is the key to success in entrepreneurship. Learn from my leaps, and even from my stumbles, and how each experience contributed to my success as a creative entrepreneur. Understand the importance of self-trust and self-love in making big, bold moves. Recognize the importance of having a solid support system, may it be a partner, a coach, or a community of entrepreneurs. 📘Resources Achieve the life, career, and clients you’ve always wanted (and fully deserve!). Sign up for Diana’s Camp Clarity Course Access other courses from the Diana Davis Creative Connect with me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram
🎧Episode Highlights [01:25] The Importance of Taking Big Leaps Taking big leaps, in Diana’s opinion, is the number one key to successful entrepreneurship. It pays to not overthink everything. Make big leaps for yourself and your business. These leaps can be as simple as confidently showing up for a client or hiring more people despite constraints. If you’re still hesitant, you can always take inspiration from other people. Diana: “It’s so empowering to hear what other people are doing. And when we're around people who are taking big leaps, we're more apt to take our own big leaps.”
[03:54] Learning Risk Tolerance from Diana’s Father Diana was raised in a family of entrepreneurs who took big risks — including those that were less smart and more heartfelt. She built her risk tolerance seeing her dad work in a high-paying corporate position, but decide to leave to be an entrepreneur. Diana believes in the value of prioritizing “living” over security and wealth. [06:47] Learning from Healthy and Unhealthy Leaps Not all leaps are the same. Some are super healthy and some aren’t. Our relationships play into who we are as a people and how we show up as brands. We should learn to appreciate both our successful and failed moves because they teach us valuable lessons. [07:31] Self-Trust, Self-Love, and Betting on Yourself After her divorce, Diana lived alone and started to journey within herself. She learned to stop seeking validation from other people. Self-trust and self-love are big themes in taking leaps. You have to have both to succeed. Diana: “When you get to the place where you are your favorite person to hang with, where you actually love yourself more than anyone else and honor your energy, boundaries, and life before anyone else… When that happens, it is magical.”
[9:02] Diana’s Bold Move to New York Diana moved to New York without a job or a plan. This is where she learned to trust herself. She knew that she had the skills and hard work ethic to succeed. Know that you have navigated yourself to where you are today