5 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE, WORK & DREAMSTuesday, August 16, 2016
Tuesdays are for tips here at kristjaana.com and today is no exception ;) Only instead of giving you tips on different subjects, this time I wanted to focus on my personal experiences and share with you some things I've learned over the past few years while being my own boss and having to stand for myself in everything I do.
I think those 5 things are so true and apply to anyone of you, no matter who you are, where you live or what you do, which is why I wanted to share them with you as tips to consider and think of when making decisions and planning your life :) So here they are - the 5 things I've learned about life, work and dreams:
1. Dream Big
This is the first and most important thing you can do for yourself! You know I'm a big dreamer and I've never held it from you. I've written before on how to make your dreams come true and how to live the life of your dreams, which is why I'm sure you already know my relationship with dreaming :) But you know what's funny about dreams? Firstly, you always have to be very careful and exact in terms of what you wish for, cause you get EXACTLY that. And secondly, dreams never come true the way you expected them to come. Instead, they come in the most unexpected ways and in most random times, so you just have to believe!
2. Do What You Love
I've always been very entrepreneural and wanted to work for myself instead of for someone else, which is why I've been involved with lots of different project and started lots of different things over the years. But one thing I've learned is that you can't be successful doing something that you don't love. Just because someone else is super successful on that field doesn't mean you're going to be when that field is not close to your heart. You only have to be working with something that you absolutely love and do it with passion, not for the money and only then the money will follow and you'll be successful.
3. Always Give 100%
Always, always, always give 100% of yourself! This won't be unnoticed and will open so many doors for you in the future, you just have to put all in instead of just getting by with your task. Be the best that you can be!
4. Never Assume
I've learned that you can never assume and never decide on something before giving it a chance. I've gotten the biggest and most rewarding deals and collaborations from people I wasn't sure anything would come and, frankly, I wasn't even sure if I want / have time to answer their emails. So never-ever assume! I haven't since then :)
5. Fake It Till You Make It
Now, this doesn't mean that be someone else or buy yourself a fake bag. Always be yourself and don't buy fake stuff ;) What I mean with faking it till you make it is that you should ALWAYS believe in yourself and in your dreams. And while your dreams haven't come true yet, just live as if they already have! Even if it's just in your head - think about who you want to be and what you want to have and where you want to live etc. Cause if you can dream it, you can do it!
What is the #1 thing you have learned about life through your experiences? :)