You know when you’ve been working on something in your fashion business for a while and you’re so excited to get it out there in the world? And then approximately 9 days before you launch this brilliant idea, you open up Instagram and there it is.
And now you’re angry, sad, frustrated, and worried.
You think you’ve wasted your time, money, and creativity on an idea (whether we’re talking a marketing idea, a design idea, or the idea for your entire business) that can no longer be pursued.
It’s an automatic no go and you’re wondering, now what?!
When you feel as though you can’t possibly continue with your business because “She just launched the same exact thing!” or “He has a very similar idea!” what you’re really saying is “There is no room for me.”
You believe that because someone else is doing it, you can’t do it too.
I understand why you may think this.
There’s a fear of looking like a copycat.
There’s a belief that no one will engage with you or purchase from you because someone else is doing it.
There’s a decision to stop.
But I want to tell you something.
There is room for you.
You have to believe that.
Make it your mantra: “There is room for me.”
Every time you find yourself wondering if you should keep going with your business, your line, or your mission, say that mantra.
Say it when you’re feeling like there’s no point.
Say it when you’re reconsidering every idea.
Because the thing to remember is that no one else is going to do it like you’re going to do it.
Ideas, missions, and concepts are rarely unique on their own. It’s the person behind them that makes them unique.
Your take on a product, a brand, or an Instagram Reel will not be the same as someone else’s take on it.
You bring to the table something no one else can.
So I repeat, There is room for you.
And when you remind yourself of that, you clear the path to move forward.
Lots of love and encouragement,