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After you’ve run your own business for a few years, you start to realize things about yourself. How you handle people, stress, projects, creativity-block, motivation (or lack thereof), and perfectionism. Not to mention far more that aren’t coming to mind.

For me, it was pride.

I’ve never thought myself as prideful, but I noticed when it came to sharing content on Instagram…I refused to use the resources other creatives had made. Stock photos? I wanted to take them myself because I knew I could. Mock ups? I can make those too. You see what I mean?

If I could make it myself, I wanted to showcase my own work – not others’.

But what I noticed is that it became a road block. Whether it was no time, or no motivation, I wouldn’t do what was required to create those photos or mocks. Thus, I stopped sharing as much.

This year I decided to strive for efficiency over pride. To use the great things made by others to help my business… to actually help my business.
AND most importantly support those other creative businesses by purchasing their products.

What changes do you plan to make this new year in your business? Feel free to share them below and get the discussion started.