We had the good fortune of connecting with Pam Covarrubias and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pam, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a #RecoveringProcrastinator, I am glad I have been able to create an accountability program for other #RecoveringProcrastinators so we can all work together toward achieving our goals while practicing mindfulness and compassion. After I left my corporate job, I got a side job as a barista to help me with some cash while I built my business. I served coffee for six months and suddenly the restaurant closed. I saw this as my wake up call to take my business seriously. It definitely wasn’t easy. I had to shift and make hard decisions like closing my first business as a Photographer. I have learned that persistence is key. I look at business like the ocean, sometimes the waves are calm and other times we are required to adjust the sails quickly. What is important is to keep going and remind ourselves there’s always a solution. I have also learned how important it is to create boundaries, I used to give too much to my clients (time, discounts, services, etc). I also used to work long hours. Boundaries remind me to allow breaks and quiet time so I can return refreshed and clear to my business. I would like the world to know that the first step to getting anything done is to believe you can. Look at me, I would be inside a cubicle if I didn’t believe I could.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To my mom and all immigrant moms that do whatever it takes for their children.
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