When to invest in yourself & your creative dreams

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Should you invest in yourself?

It an be tricky to know if and when we should invest in ourselves, as any kind of investment involves a degree of uncertainty and risk.

So to inspire you to take any brave and bold steps towards upleveling your own work and life, here’s a short story from my own bumpy creative path, along with my time-tested formula for when to go for it, – based on my own scary/exciting investments in my goals and dreams…

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The Ultimate ROI

I recently invested in support for a creative project that I dream of bringing to life.

Even though I thought the timing wasn’t right…

(Turns out, the timing was perfect.)

Even though I thought it was too expensive…

(Turns out to have been worth double or triple my investment.)

Even though I thought I didn’t really need it…

(Turns out, there was so much more to learn – we don’t know what we don’t know!)

So, was I sure it was the right thing to do?

Not at first. I had lots of doubts and ‘reasons’ to not go for it.

Was it worth it?

1000% yes.

It wasn’t an easy or convenient commitment of both time and money – but it was an investment in me and my creative dream.

And I’m learning that the returns on that devotion are the surest and most rewarding. 


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{ The right support can feel amazing! }

My 2-Second Test for When To Invest 

If you also feel called to invest in a vision or project that’s tugging at your soul, here’s my test for whether to invest:

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and tune into how you feel about the opportunity…

Slightly scared + inexplicably drawn to it + feels exciting  = go for it.

That’s it!

The secret is to trust yourself, and to believe in your creative dreams.*

I know that’s easier said than done, which is why I’ve created so many resources to help with that. (See below)

But if it’s calling you…

If the idea of it makes you smile…

There’s a reason.

Even if it also makes you nervous.

Looking back, it will all make sense.

The tricky bit is taking the leap.

(Turns out, it gets easier the more you do it. :-))

Wishing you a wealth of courage and success in whatever scary/exciting investments are tugging at your creative soul. 

danielle raine creativity coach

* If you need help in trusting yourself and believing in yourself – and we all do! – I designed this free ebook to help you:

A Creative’s Guide to Keeping the Faith

I also creative a short online course for boosting self-trust and self-belief – designed specifically for creatives:

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Or if you feel called to invest in more tailored 1:1 support, Creativity Coaching may be for you.

More details below.

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