When I first started my Party Decorations business, I didn’t feel like a true “entrepreneur”. Can you relate? This is common in creative women like you and me. If you’ve read about How to Write in your Gratitude Journal for Manifestation, reaching your business goals is no different! That’s why we have to use our gratitude journals to help us gain confidence, feel worthy, and get that money honey! Let’s talk about Why Creative Entrepreneurs Need a Gratitude Journal, and how it will help increase your sales!
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How Creative Entrepreneurs Think
The word “entrepreneur” can feel intimidating, yes? Maybe it’s because that damn word is SO freaking hard to spell? LOL. In all seriousness, when creative people (like you and me!) start businesses, we devalue ourselves in so many ways. It’s the creativeness in us. Tell me if you can relate to one of the following:
- You undercharge – or don’t charge at all(!!!) – for your hard-earned work.
- You do things you really don’t want to do!
- You call your business a “side hustle” even though you know you’d like it to be a full time gig.
- You don’t tell people about your business because it’s not full-time yet.
- You feel like your business isn’t as important as other jobs out there.
- You don’t know all the things it takes to own a business so it’s probably not going to work for you.
Why Creative Entrepreneurs Feel Unworthy
If you were nodding your head to any of the above statements, you’re guilty of feeling unworthy as an entrepreneur. So why do you feel that way?! Well, a few reasons!
First, society has taught us that work should be lame, boring, and not a lot of fun. It should be HARD WORK to make money. And the harder and more lame it is, the more money you can make! Therefore, if you’re having a great time? Well then, it’s not really fair to the rest of the hard-working world! Right?
This kind of “programming” makes us feel that making money at something we’re actually good at and that comes easy to us – is wrong!
To top it off, traditional schooling doesn’t teach you how to be an entrepreneur. It teaches you how to be an employee in a company. And because you didn’t learn how to keep your books up to date, pay estimated taxes, or save for sales tax, you feel inadequate immediately.
Why Creative Entrepreneurs Need a Gratitude Journal: Changing Your Beliefs
It’s because of these unworthy feelings, you’re brain plays the following phrases on repeat: “You’re not an entrepreneur”. “What makes you think you can make this business work?” “Who am I to be doing this?” “There are so many starving artists out there, if I make it in this business it wouldn’t be fair to them!”
Sound familiar? Don’t worry. It’s fixable! And I know because I felt the exact same way! And it’s all about changing your beliefs around valuing your skills and talents and about changing your perspective on your ability to learn and grow into the entrepreneur I know you can be!
Why All Creative Entrepreneurs Need a Gratitude Journal
That’s where a gratitude journal comes into play. A gratitude journal might sound like the last thing on your entrepreneurial list compared to a business plan or a budget. However, it’s actually much more important!
A gratitude journal is not only giving thanks for what you already have in your life – like the skills and talents you have that made you get started as a creative business owner in the first place! It’s also a place to give thanks for the things you are trying to manifest! In this case, it’s not only THAT MONEY HONEY, but everything it’s going to take on your journey to making it.
Because the truth is, being a creative entrepreneur didn’t come naturally to me. I had to train my brain to get there!
How a Gratitude Journal Works For Creative Entrepreneur
When you sit down to write about your small business wins, your brain becomes more familiar with your success. It starts to notice the strength you’ve gained after hiring your first employee, your first sale, your 99th sale, and more. When you shift your focus, you ultimately change your beliefs. And as those beliefs start to change, what you expect from your business and from yourself changes. Before, you were focused on lack and all the things you don’t have yet. And after writing in your gratitude journal, you start to focus on your expansion. Not only does it give you more momentum and faith to keep growing, but it also makes the miracles in your business an every day occurrence. And because of that, more miracles in your business start to show up!
So, if you’re someone who makes jewelry, paints furniture, makes wreaths, writes, edits, designs, or any other creative talent, it’s time to get yourself a gratitude journal to start manifesting miracles! If you want to get started right now, you can check out my free gratitude printable that walks you through the steps!
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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about Why All Creative Entrepreneurs Need a Gratitude Journal. I hope this gives you some ideas about how a gratitude journal can help you in your small business! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and personal development! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. You can also get started on celebrating your life with your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.