And guess what, the game changing advice wasn't said to me by a business guru... it was in fact said by my man pal...
'Just because people aren't engaging, doesn't mean they are not watching'
The whole room went into slow mo...we were eating dinner. I put down my fork and stared at him.
Boom. It all made sense. This conversation happened about 4 years ago. Things were happening but my impatience was getting the better of me. I was pregnant, I was exhausted and all around me it felt like everyone was getting a book deal, or landing a lucrative job or being hailed as the next 'one to watch'.
I digested the phrase again. He said it flippantly but he was so right.
There is rarely an overnight success. It is about showing up consistently, doing the work, sharing who you are and allowing people to get to know you.
Another weird conversation happened a few months ago. I was at an event when an influencer came over (I won't name but it is likely you will know her if you are on Instagram). I didn't know that she knew me. She doesn't follow me or engage with my responses but knew everything about what I was doing. She asked me a lot of questions; how I landed gigs, why I had made certain decisions and my advice on her business queries. Interesting eh? Again another sign... you just never know.
Please know your hard work is paying off. Everything you want is on its way to you, it simply requires focus.
It can be so easy to slip into a negative mindset especially when you are being pulled in all directions.