The philosophy and mission of Simply Stated Media are rooted in the following Indie Career Values. They are the same values that help talented professionals and creatives launch their Indie Careers.
1. Always Be Curious
Being fascinated with new ideas and open to learning about as many diverse things as possible is how you expand your mind, cultivate creativity and empathy, and discover new opportunities.
2. Enjoy the Process
It’s great to have an end goal, but don’t wait until you cross the finish line to feel good about the work you’re doing. Enjoy each piece of the process because every step is as important as the last.
3. Keep It Simple
Over-thinking and over-analyzing can be debilitating. Consider your options, make a decision, and move forward. But don’t second guess yourself and get so hung up on the details that you pause, stop, never start, or fail to finish.
4. Better Is Better Than Perfect
Trying to be perfect is exhausting and unattainable. Things will never be as perfect as you want them to be. So instead of striving for an unrealistic expectation, just focus on the next iteration being better than today.
5. Expect Resistance
It’s not always easy. Accepting that things will be hard and preparing yourself for adversity will make it easier to go through the tough work and times when they arrive at your doorstep.
6. Be Mindful, Generous & Grateful
When you are mindful and aware of the moment, you are more likely to be generous with your actions and grateful for the simple gifts and wins right in front of you.
7. Be Open to Opportunity
Every situation presents an opportunity to learn something. Every person offers a chance to help you see something new. Don’t close yourself off to seeing and seizing the opportunities that are around you.
8. Do Work You Love
You may not be in a job that you love right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do work you care about. Working on hobbies, activities, and side businesses that you are passionate about will make you more joyful, proud, and satisfied with your days. And, those projects could lead you to some major opportunities down the road.
I use this philosophy to motivate and guide talented individuals to create professional opportunities and freedom by building a strong personal digital brand and freelancing system. Let’s see what we can build together.
The Future Indiepreneur
Are you or is someone else you know a creative teen who has something special to share with the world?
Simply Stated is looking to sponsor aspiring teen bloggers to help them explore their creativity and passions through a digital presence. We’ll provide the framework (hosting, domain, and website development) and the guidance (blogging, branding, and writing advice) to help a driven teen explore the power of blogging and building a platform of their own.