The Importance Of Defining Success For You & Your Goals w/ Lindsay Cotter
Lindsay Cotter of Cotter Crunch started her blog over 10 years ago as a way to share her recipes and food photography. What started out as a side project has exploded into a thriving business and its all thanks to Lindsay’s courage to go after the dreams she had for herself. In this episode, we are diving into everything from creativity to overcoming challenges and how to define success so that you can achieve the vision you have for your life.
Evolving, Expectations, & Taking Risks
Lindsay believes in the power of sharing our tricks of the trade in order to build each other up and make each other better. Today she shines a light on everything from finding the motivation to achieve your goals, to why you should never be afraid to outsource what you don’t know about your business and how to use gratitude to focus on what’s going right instead of what isn’t.
It is important to give yourself time to evolve, set realistic expectations when it comes to your business, and take risks towards things that are bigger than you. If you are looking to take that next step with your business but are letting imposter syndrome or intimidation stop you, Lindsay is here to inspire you to go after what you want, appreciate the present, and have faith that it will all come together in the end.
How are you working to bring your goals, dreams or vision to life? Share the ways that you are investing in yourself in the comments on the episode page.
On Today's Episode
- Skills that can help you stay motivated when working in the online realm (21:14)
- Advice for those who want to create an online presence but don’t know how (31:28)
- What it is like to create your own studio space and grow your business dreams (35:40)
- How to find the courage to face your financial fears and really invest in yourself (38:25)
- Ways to stay connected to joy despite the negative feelings of ‘what if’ (42:15)
- The importance of redefining success as it relates to you and your goals (45:20)
“I love being able to help people in their zone, what they are doing, whether it be photography or not, I just know that everybody has this gift to shine.” (9:26)
“What can I do in 5 years to better my skills, what can I figure out about myself in this process? How can I bow down my goals and then just give myself a bunch of grace, because you’re gonna have hard times and mess up.” (23:16)
“One thing that is always in the back of my head is, ‘if I were not a blogger, what would I want from this website, how would it benefit me?’. And then you kind of see it from there, and you can even ask your audience too because that’s really what you are there for.” (31:16)
“I wanted to push through those barriers because the vision was greater than the fear of not succeeding.” (41:26)
“As humans, we were created to learn more we were created to try new things and I think that is what makes us successful, knowing that we have those opportunities and taking those risks.” (46:40)
Resources Mentioned In This Show
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