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I recently decided to move forward and start a lifestyle brand. A little background, I have sold services, and products in the past, pulling in 3million in sales a year on the product side. When I say product, I am referring to actual goods purchased in a retail location.


I realized I was making people rich, but not myself. When the pandemic hit and shut downs became the norm, I utilized my extra time to develop and start something. I guess my biggest question I have would be how do you get over the fear and self doubt? It seems like I have all this added pressure from going all in on myself, have not been able to shake it.


Has any one else made this jump?

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amyhyoung
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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. It's going to be part of your journey, but it's up to you if you'll let it stop you or if you go for your dreams. At least you'll have no regrets going for it. @sahil can probably add his learnings/insights here too. 
Sales4what
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I agree. So far I haven’t let it stop me, I’m just extremely critical with my decisions and I use to be instinct driven 
GeneralCorp
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Man let me tell you. I have so many thoughts. 

Imposter syndrome never goes away. The doubts never go away. 

As someone who started a company and then also does the Corp Bro stuff I live those feelings every day. You have to love the grind. Doing something for yourself requires at lot of belief in yourself and the ability to separate failures from your self-worth. THIS IS SO HARD. You have to recognize there will be slumps. There will be times when nothing feels like it's working. Thats life. 

Trust your gut. Truly. Sounds cliche but its true. Especially since you are developing a lifestyle brand it will undoubtedly be linked with your personality. No one can tell you what it SHOULD be, but you. 

Lastly, I lived, and still live parallel lives. You don't need to go all in at first. For me it was writing at nights, and filming on the weekends. And while I had to sacrifice a lot of social things, it was worth it. And I never once wavered on that. Take your time. Don't rush the process. And do what the fuck you WANT TO DO. 
CuriousFox
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That last sentence though 🔥
Sales4what
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Right! 
Sales4what
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You know I spent a while trying to formulate a response, but this actually resonates. 

Definitely appreciate the insight on this. Separating the failures and self worth is definitely difficult, but it’s oddly reassuring to hear that it doesn’t go away.

In a weird way that’s motivating if that makes any sense. 

Thanks! 
byoung12
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That feeling never goes away use it to grow the business. Good for you for going for it! 
Sales4what
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I figured it would be something that doesn’t go away, hit with the added caution I feel as if my judgement is off, to many “what if” scenarios. 
ounceoz
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I made the leap in 2020 and haven't looked back. Sales teachings many things including how to solve problems and bring in cash. You will figure it out! 
Sales4what
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Definitely! What did you leap into? 
CuriousFox
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One of the best feelings is learning as you go! Once I figured that was actually a "positive"  trait I was able to kick the ole imposter syndrome to the curb. 
Sales4what
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Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
It is a good feeling it’s just, an odd feeling right now 
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