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Uncovering What Stops Designers From Growing

Are you good enough?

One of the issues most often stopping designers from growing their business, getting the clients or type of jobs that they want, is a subconscious belief.

It’s just under the surface of their awareness and is holding them back from living their best life.

The one thing that is most often the cause is, “I’m not good enough, yet”. This little underlying belief can really keep you stuck because it causes you to lack confidence when you need it most. 

For example, when the opportunity to photograph a great job comes up, you don’t do it. You just kind of mess around a little bit, then something else happens and you forget all about capturing your work.

I’m not just talking about photography, this also goes for:

  • Awards
  • Full practice of jobs
  • Getting your work published
  • Going after a big whole-house job, new construction from start to finish

The reality is that you actually are good enough NOW.

You get better with every job.

In fact, you grow with each new kind of ob you’ve never done before; those that are bigger, a bit out of your scope, a cause you to stretch.

Remember, you know more than you did last year and more than your clients.


I’d walk out the door from a meeting with a check and contract in hand, saying “This is going to be a great project. I got some great ideas and this is going to be absolutely beautiful.”

Then I’d shut my car door and think to myself, “I don’t know how I’m going to do this – I have to make some calls and get some help!

Taking a step into the unknown is how I learned to do bigger jobs, become a bigger and more accomplished designer.

These growing experiences come once you’ve banished “I’m not good enough” and let confidence be your guide.


Because confidence is the number one precursor to success because you need it in order to say yes to opportunities.

If you like this kind of support and strategy, you’re going to love Design Biz Summit 2019: Mastering Your Mindset.

Summit is once a year helps you uncover those little tricky, hidden subconscious pieces holding you back or stopping you from having the business, life, and freedom you deserve. We meet in Scottsdale, Arizona for 3-days in November at the Fairmont Princess Resort and it’s a lot of fun!

We do a lot of good work for you and your business, there’s a lot of best business practice sharing and a lot of dancing.

It’s a great opportunity, so I invite you to check it out HERE <<<

Hope to see you there and until then, design something beautiful and get paid what you’re worth!

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