“Be a tiny bit brave on a regular basis –- a few successes and failures will really help build your confidence. How does failure build confidence? It helps you clearly identify the things that don’t work so that you can discount them quickly and move on.”
With an amber-warning storm galloping and gasping past I’ve not been feeling brave enough to venture out to my studio, to face the wind full on when I round the corner of the house. Instead I’ve been reading The Art of Shouting Quietly: A Guide to Self-Promotion for Introverts and Other Quiet Souls.
It’s friendly and easy to read, full of useful tips and reassurances. Ultimately a book I wish I’d had much earlier on my journey; now it’s a motivator to keep at it and a revision list to check achievements and goals/dreams. Lists and plans to be made. Not the worst way to wait out a storm.