What does it take to discover your process?
It takes action and effort, but most of all, you have to do the work in order to find a system that works for you.
Yes, you can copy someone else’s steps from concept to completion. But that doesn’t mean it’s good enough for you. It doesn’t guarantee that you will attain the same results.
Your process is meant to be tailored towards your strengths, not the strengths of the person you aspire to be. Your skill set isn’t the same as everyone else. You have to take the long route to find what works best for you, even if that means making a bunch of mistakes.
Mistakes are Part of the Process
Don’t think that mistakes aren’t part of the process. They definitely are.
Eventually, we learn from them. Don’t we?
Early on, mistakes were probably a more frequent occurrence than today, which is understandable. It’s how we learn. Everyone has to start from somewhere. We become better at our craft over time by practicing what we’re good at, not by making the same mistakes.
It’s smarter to evaluate all of our options once we’ve explored them, than to jump the gun and make a last-minute decision just because there wasn’t enough time. By not fully investing time into our work, we limit our potential.
You have to take the long route to find what works best for you, even if that means making a bunch of mistakes.
With Experience, Comes Confidence
Having experience is a valuable asset. Some people will pay more for it because they see the value. It’s seen through the quality of work we produce. Any deviation from our process will inevitably tarnish the outcome and the quality will go down. That’s why it’s important to have your process clearly defined so you can stay on course and be true to the way that you work best.
This also instills trust and that’s exactly who people want to hire—someone they can trust.
People want to feel like they’re in good hands, which is why being open and upfront about your process should be a priority on your list of to-do’s, especially in the beginning. No one likes surprises, especially when there’s money involved. Spend enough time solving problems. Don’t take short cuts. They are usually never the answer if you want quality results.
Try different methods and experiment if things aren’t as efficient as you’d like them to be. You can adopt new systems as your process evolves.
Overtime, people will recognize your efficiency and effectiveness.