As I reflect on the last year or so of my life, I’ve been a beginner in a lot of ways. I am a beginner entrepreneur, foster parent, non-profit strategist, surfer, rock climber…so many beginnings! And I spent a lot of that first 6 months or so beating myself up. At any given moment I was–
A. totally scared
B. embarrassed to admit I didn’t know how to do something
C. too afraid to even start
D. all of the above
But then it hit me. Wait a second….
Why the hell would I magically know how to run a business on day one? Or know how to parent a child who’s experienced trauma? Or what a logic model is? Or how to build out a 5-year budget model for a nonprofit?
I’ve never done any of these things before!
I’m a BEGINNER. And it’s SO ok to be a beginner!
I see a lot of people struggle with this beginner status so I thought we should talk about it here. Ready? Ok! Continue reading “4 Steps to Embrace Your Beginner Status”