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Boss Tip No. 4: Trust Your Gut

Natasia Designs Edmonton Alberta Freelance Graphic and Website Designer Small Business Boss Advice and Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs
 

Something I learned pretty darn quickly on my own is that I had to trust my gut and trust my abilities since there is literally no one else to give second eyes or opinions.

 

Boss Tip No. 4 is all about trusting your gut (literally and metaphorically)

This was a hard one for me to post since I’m getting super real with you all. Something I learned pretty darn quick on my own is that I had to trust my gut and trust my abilities since there is literally no one else to give second eyes or opinions.
 

In the Beginning

Starting out as a designer, this was something I always struggled with. Even though a design felt right to me, it wouldn’t make the cut through iterations of internal revisions. Often times I understood why, but other times I didn’t. It got to the point where I didn’t really know what was right anymore and it made me start to second guess my internal design gut. This isn't really a good feeling!

 

New Beginnings

Once I realized this wasn't a very good feeling, I went off on my own. I still remember my first freelance design project. I designed it solely from my tummy and something just “felt right” (Of course I know all about design principles and that kind of stuff, but you know what I mean!). I was so nervous about sending it to the client. Once I sent it, they absolutely LOVED IT, and all that hesitation was flushed down the drain.

Running my own business has helped me:

  • Trust that internal design gut and know when’s something is working and when something isn’t (and why)! Now, I can actually put these feelings into words, and explain them clearly to others.

  • Trust when to stop working on something. Or even when to give up on something and start from scratch!

  • Trust when a relationship doesn’t feel right.

  • Listen to my gut for stress (more of a physical "trusting of gut" haha 😂).

  • Listen to my gut when a project doesn’t feel like a good fit.

Anyways, sorry for the rant but that’s this week’s boss tip! Hopefully they'll help you in some way in improving yourself or just getting some behind the scenes insight on what I do!