I work jobs where I have to put myself out there, be it HITC, my photography business or the two small businesses I have on the side. I try to show my value, if someone doesn't see that value then I don't get to welcome them into my client "family" because they're going to go with someone else. I'm sure many of you out there have similar jobs.
I'm a people pleaser, I try to make sure everyone is happy, and when they aren't I have a very hard time not placing the blame on myself - even when it's something completely out of my hands. This is me in my personal life as well as my business life. I try very hard to remember that on the business side of things it's just that, it's business. Nothing I did wrong per say and it's not anyone's way of rejecting me personally.
To all of you out there that are like that, "YOU GOT THIS". Just remember - Not everyone will see your value. That's okay, you are not for everyone. Be true to yourself, be unapologetically you. Live by your values even if you have to step on a few toes. Stand for what you believe and don't let anyone make you give in to make them happy. Those that value you will stick with you, they'll flock to you. If it hasn't happened yet -- hang in there, it will. This is directed just as much at me as to anyone else!
In every business there are niches, be firm and stand in yours. You never know, you could be carving that niche out for others that come along to walk beside you in your journey.
In every [personal] life there is a point when you get tired of trying to be "IT" for everyone. When your top priority is to gain the approval of everyone, you’re inviting people to befriend a sham.
Dr. Seuss said it best:
"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! "
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Hello! I'm Diona. I am a wife and mother. You may notice I post a lot about motherhood, it's a huge part of who I am!
I love essential oils, Starbucks, hot tea, going to the zoo, being at the beach, traveling (any and everywhere), and having lengthy discussions - I'm a big time talker once you get me going.
I can see the beauty in a mud puddle. I love anything creative and artsy - crocheting, sewing, painting, drawing, graphic design and web design, you name it, I probably do it!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am also a full time photographer with a few other small jobs on the side.