Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Have you ever met someone and realized that they walked into your life at the right time for all the right reasons?

That’s how I felt when I met Amber of Amber Richmond Photography.  We met at a Wedding Show in February and hit it off right away.  Amber’s positive energy and lust for life was contagious, watching her interact with the brides lifted my confidence and helped me have a GREAT show!

An exchange of business cards and an email back and forth and that was it.  Then almost 6 months later I was doing an in store event in Port Carling and Amber walks in!  Looking gorgeous checking out my necklaces…took us a minute and then we realized our connection!  So great to see each other…..Amber had her eye on one of my pieces but had to dash and we said, let’s get back in touch!  I felt so happy to see Amber and thought, this is a girl that I need to connect with and talk about how we can help each other in business.  So I got back to the studio that Monday, wrapped up that necklace and sent it to Amber with a note.

Amber was thrilled!!!! The gesture blew her away and she wanted to meet for a coffee.  We made a date and the day before I had been feeling not myself, challenged, overwhelmed, scared….lots of crazy feelings, which come along with being an entrepreneur.  I wanted to re-schedule with Amber so that when I saw her I was sincerely POSITIVE and UPBEAT and not ruin our meeting while in my rut.

Amber walks into Starbucks and as soon as I see her I feel like I’m looking into the eyes of an old friend.  So we just start talking…..Amber starts by openly sharing with me all of her fears and what keeps her up at night running a business.  I could have cried!  We had sooooo much in common it was unreal.  We were able to share our insecurities and pump each other up with kind words of re-assurance and reminders of why we do what we do everyday.  Together we realized that we all have fears, doubts and insecurities.  Sometimes it’s okay to embrace that dark cloud, have an outburst.  We put so much pressure on ourselves to be strong and not put anything “negative” out there!  That’s okay though, feelings are important no matter what they are.  It is our inner strength that makes us powerful and capable and one of a kind.  We need to realize that no one has it right, there is no right or wrong, there is JUST DO IT!  Be out there, surround yourself with what you love and be passionate, allow the good to flow and it will come fast and furious!

As Amber said to me, “I AM and I WILL”…………………..yeah baby!



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