This last week was an interesting one for me as the owner/founder of this blog.
Because someone with a pretty fat wallet contacted me and we discussed the option of selling this site.
After a lot of discussion, we decided not to go through with the deal (for a lot of reasons) and I’m happy to say I’ll be here at GDB for the foreseeable future!
But it got me thinking about what I would say if I had to write my last GDB blog post ever.
What would I say
Of all the millions of things we’ve talked about here on the blog, on the facebook page, or on #GDBtalk on twitter, if I only had one last chance to make an impression and do some good in the world, what would I say?
Would I tell you that 99% of your business problems as a freelancer can be solved by starting each project with a well-written contract?
Would I tell you that the long-searched-for secret to finding new clients is to treat your current clients like gold?
And would I encourage you to think big and stop underestimating yourself?
I would say these and many millions of things if I had to leave the blog tomorrow.
But if I could only say one thing…
And of all the important things I would try to leave behind, there’s one thing that’s more important than writing contracts or finding clients.
It’s even more important than thinking big.
If I could only encourage you to do one thing it would be to chase your passions, believe in yourself, and live your dreams…starting today!
So, here goes
The awesomeness of this whole thing is that I don’t have to say goodbye.
I don’t have to leave this blog forever and worry every day if the new owner is taking care of all of you.
And I don’t have regret not having said what I needed/wanted to before I was done.
I’m here to stay.
And today, I’m going to say it anyway: you can do anything you want to do in life!
If your dream is to finally start freelancing, it’s time to pursue your dream!
If your dream is to freelance on the side for fun and a few extra bucks each month, it’s time to do it!
If your dream is to start a world-renown design agency, start today! You can do it!
If your dream is to start a blog where designers can talk about business and find successful ways to grow their career, then do it! I haven’t regretted it for one single day.
You won’t either.
I’ve never heard of anyone looking back on life or on a job they had and saying, “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard to achieve my dreams. I wish I had been more mediocre.”
You never know
You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
You never know how long you’ll be around.
You never know when opportunity will get tired of knocking and receiving no answer.
So do it today.
Do it now.
Whatever it is, just get going on it.
It will be scary. It will be intimidating. But you can do it. I know you can!
That’s what I would say.
And that’s what I would tell you if this was my last blog post ever.
I want to hear what awesome things you’re going to pursue or what dreams you’re already pursuing! Leave a comment and let’s talk.