This is a topic that will apply to just about anyone! Whether you are planning a wedding or your in the business of weddings, I am quite certain this is advice you need to hear.
Sometimes when I write, I write about what I know even if I don’t practice it myself. It’s really hard to just not care what people think. However if we live our lives tiptoeing around people or not doing what we truly want, we are only hurting ourselves.
I’m going to break this post into two sections; Business & Wedding Planning.
First up is Business:
Is there a service you’ve been hoping to introduce or change but you’re afraid of the what your competition or vendor peers might say? So what. Will it make you happier? Will it bring you more business? Can you make more money? Then do it anyways. There will always be people judging us, people watching our every move and feeling the need to talk about it. So what? What are we afraid of? A little bit of gossip? Why? If you know that what you want to change or introduce is going to be a good thing for your business, why are you letting the fear of words get in your way?
So I challenge you: Introduce that new service, change things up, do what you’ve been afraid to do because you didn’t want to be judged.
If you are brave enough to do this challenge, please come back and share with us what you did and how it’s going, we want to know!
Caring what other people think is a huge part of planning a wedding. I mean you have to do what your parents say if they are helping to pay for the wedding; you can’t offend your extended family by not inviting them to the wedding; you have to do what the rest of your family has done with their weddings because you don’t want people to judge your wedding. Wait what???
Scratch ALL of that. This is your wedding. Do what you want to do. Are you dreaming of a 50 person wedding even though your parents insist that you invite 300 because that is how many they had? Invite 50. If you can’t talk to your parents and convince them to have the wedding YOU want, then pay for the wedding yourself. Believe me it would be more special to you to have the wedding you want, rather than the wedding your parents want just because of money. Oh but your second cousin is going to be fuming because she wasn’t invited? So what. Seriously, why do we give other people the power to dictate our happiness? Do what you want with your wedding because it makes you happy, not because someone else was upset and you want to change things to make them happy.
So whether you are in business, or you are planning a wedding I offer the same advice.
Do what makes you happy, stop worrying about the thoughts of everyone else.