The moral of the tortoise and the hare cannot be lost especially when growing a brand: "Slow and steady wins the race." I find it particularly comforting when looking at stats on website clicks and sales and internet ranking and when I notice that the number of followers on my IG doesn't reflect the number of follow notifications I received. It is here I must dig down deep and remind myself that I am still a fledgling; that I am still in the holding on and walking stage; that I am still learning to navigate the idea of branding.
I have taken this year to writing messages of reminder at the top of my planner page as a way of helping to maintain my focus on the ultimate goal and not the side trips. This week it's "Stay the Course" The message here is that when I feel most discouraged and I wonder if I'm wasting my time and money; when I wonder if I write these words for me alone or plan clay projects for me alone, that's the time I should dig deep and plod forward. It's endgame that should be the focus. And what is the endgame? to develop a quality brand of pottery, to have a site with qualtiy content. that does not happen in a day. So even though I hesitated to write or plan, I do it still because I must stay the course.
Have you ever experienced similar doubts? How do you overcome those feelings?
What kinds of self-speak do you use if at all? Do share below with us. I would love to hear from you.
While our pinch pots from last two weeks are drying, I'll share with you some video footage of how I create- jewel boxes for a special project that I'll share later on in the month. Hope you enjoy.
I have been looking forward to getting this book since December and at long last it came this week. o far it is living up to all expectations. If you are a newbie potter or someone who has been at it for a long time and want to make the transition to handbuilding or even if you just want to mix things up or you're just curious, I highly recommend this book to you. Mastering Handbuilding by Sunshine Cobb will not disappoint. I can't wait to try some of the projects in there.
Hi I am an artist and potter here in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. This is my blog and I hope you come along with me as I share pieces of my pottery world with you.