Creating Turquoise Moose helped me find my true north star. After a few doubts and rebirths, now I see creating businesses and projects as marathons, not sprints. So I want to share my thoughts with you, my fellow creators of art and business.
Yes, I wanted to do the same, and just try to be consistent instead of quitting right away. I found out that when days are good on Instagram, I interact with my followers. When they ignore me, I go back and summarize on a piece of paper everything I could do to improve, such as making a better cut stone, providing a different material, having a different way to take photos, etc.
The rule was really simple: double down on things you do right, fix things you do wrong, then repeat. By moving inch by inch over the years to improve, here comes Moose today! We are still improving, every second of our lives, and when we are tired, we take breaks. When we are working, we are always trying to improve everything we touch.
At that time, I had just quit my high-paying corporate job (I called it the golden handcuff lol) and thought I’d break out of it by finding passion in creating art. And that was it. I personally think that it is terrible to not have a vision and plan and only have passion because I later found out the time and energy you spend on painting a vision can be over-consuming yet it is worth it. It is a process of struggling and finding
Stay true to yourself in what you love and hate, and let creativity inside of you drive you to find that vision. The part of my vision of touching as many artists as I can, truly helped us grow Moose to artists in over 30 countries in 2021 (what?! Yep, I cannot even believe it myself! But we did that…wink at you, who can certainly do the same!)
Perhaps the third time lies someday in the future, that I want to quit again. But I always know that I will never, ever, ever give up on growing Moose and helping others find happiness, regardless of any setbacks. Maybe I can even be an inspiration someday to others. And now I know failures are usually coming from people quitting, no issues with the failure itself.
When in doubt, take a break, rinse and repeat, and never forget why you are creating, is to find happiness, just because it was not sold, it takes time to create, learn, and improve. You are not alone.
Continue to create and inspire your community, show your work! This is no rocket science because even we could do it and we are nobody…if we can do it, you can do the same, really! If you decide to pick up your torch and create again, tag us at #madewithmoose and we always give you a shoutout back, rain or shine!
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