I was working with one of my interior design students on what it takes to grow a successful interior design business.
She was looking for one big thing that was going to make it ‘all’ happen: an amazing job that’d propel her to the top or an amazing high-end client.
I’m sure you’ve had those same thoughts too… winning the design lottery ticket or having a magical fairy bonk you on the head and say, “Okay, NOW you’re the next celebrity designer”.
SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t work that way.
You don’t get to plan every single piece along the way or know the exact path to reach your destiny.
Growing your interior design business is a matter of setting a goal AND then letting go of your preconceived notions of what it should look like getting there.
If you have too rigid of a belief or idea of what it “should look like”, then you’re very likely to miss the opportunity that’ll really take you to the next level.
Instead, state your goal (internally, on a sticky note, or out loud to the universe) and become aware of opportunities that are beyond the right now.
What does that mean?
Start saying “yes” to exploring and stepping into an opportunity that isn’t exactly as you planned it.
Because once you step into something like that…
- The next step towards your goal shows up
- And when you take that step…
- The next step shows up
- And so on and so on!
Let go of a preconceived notion of what “should happen” and focus on your end goal.
Use your intuition. Pay attention. And check out what’s around you.
Because the opportunities you’re looking for may be right at your feet…you just have to stop and take a look.
If you’re ready to focus your energy, use the opportunities around you, and take your business to the next level, then I invite you to have a complimentary Clarity Call!
This call is with an IDBA Enrollment Coach and will help you discover what’s slowing you down, stopping you, or getting in the way of you reaching your goals…in business and life.
Until I talk to you again, design something beautiful and get paid what you’re worth!
Terri breaks down the walls of secrecy by sharing her 30 years of professional interior design and remodeling experience to help interior designers work smarter, not harder, and get paid what theyâ€™re really worth.
She provides private and group coaching to interior designers who want both a financially sustainable business and a life outside of work.
Terri teaches wealth consciousness and business systems that simplify and streamline their business processes.
Terri received her NCIDQ certification in 1993, and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interior Design Society (IDS). She also received the 2000 ASID Interior Design Award of Excellence and holds an Arizona Contractorâ€™s License.