That was a harsh subject line.
I felt MYSELF bristle as I wrote it.
The truth is, I'm writing this blog just as much for myself as I am for anyone else who needs to read it right now. So please know this little Diamond truth bomb of tough love is meant with the best of intentions.
One of my talents as creator/alchemist/queen archetype blend is my shape shifting capacity to see things from every perspective and benefit from each facet. I know it can be rather contradictory and confusing for some, so bear with me here please :-)
If you're frustrated because you haven't found your Diamond genius zone yet, I have something to ask you:
What if "Originality" is a paradox.
If we have any hope of being original, we must first give up any hope of being original.
I believe ( my interesting point of view) is that this is one of those things that we accept at face value, but insist on running round like crazed professors all the same scrambling to figure out what makes us unequivocally different from everyone else.
We think we'll find our originality in our brands as if there is some kind of magic formula that exists out there somewhere, that will make us appear revolutionary even if really, we know we're not.
This is fuel for the 'I'm not expert enough curse. We know, deep down, that our ideas aren't really all that original. We know that what we have to say has been said before. We know that there are already other people out there sharing OUR message and doing it ten times better, with ten times a bigger audience.
It feels like a pretty hopeless situation.
So we pin our hopes on the only thing we have: our "brand" - what we star for, our message and contribution. We set off in pursuit of making ourselves look and sound different.
Sometimes, we feel so desperate we'll try anything to appear different, spending money we don't have on a logo or website.
When we do create a 'brand', there is usually a disconnect. We feel disconnected. From our work. From our business. From who we are.
But the issue is not the colours, or the fonts, or the photography.
The issue is that we haven't yet accepted the following truth:
"A brand is not a substitute for originality."
I want to know who you are?
Which part of this diamond ray, this red thread connection, are you holding that is unique to you?
What we are looking for in our individuation as a brand does not exist. No matter how much we try to sugar-coat it, the truth is that our ideas are not entirely new.
It's aaaaaallll been done before.
What we need is not to be more original - we just need to get over ourselves, and get on with what we need to do.
Every time we feel comparisonitis creeping in, we have to put the blinkers on. Focus on what is in front of us, safe in the knowledge that that person we're comparing ourselves to? They're not original, either.
Stressing about being 'the original' is steeped in lack and fear, and creativity has no chance of survival in such an environment.
The ONLY way your true originality will shine is when you stop looking for it.
And get over yourself.
The flip side of this is just as insane - we hop on to the latest MLM or collective - someone else's programs, a franchise - we pay for licensing fees and give up our own Diamond shine for the illusion of "safety
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With heaps of gratitude to my amazing "inspiration" colleague and guide Cerries at www.thealchemystudy.com
"What we need is not a brand. What we need, is the confidence and validation that come from CLARITY."
As solopreneurs, we crave clarity on the following three questions:
The truth is, gaining clarity on these three questions is actually very simple and so is the reason they seem so complicated:
We look outside of ourselves for the answers.
The way that you answer these questions - and the level of authenticity in your responses - forms the basis of your business, your brand, and your life.
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I want you to succeed and live your Diamond class life being you!
What are you waiting for?
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