How to overcome self-doubt on Khoollect

Posted by Louise Lockhart on 20th Sep 2017

“Self-doubt can trickle in when you’re least suspecting it. Sometimes you think everything’s going great and then all of a sudden you begin to start questioning your own style. When I first started working full-time as a designer, I found it quite isolating working from home. I’d often spiral into a Pinterest vortex looking at other people’s work and I would compare it to my own, thinking mine wasn’t as good. What you don’t realise is that it takes years to build up a solid body of work and what you see on the internet are finished pieces or products. You never see the work in progress or a number of hours (and often money, blood, sweat and tears!) behind it. In the end, I realised that the only way I can be happy with what I’m producing is if I am true to myself, my own style and what I like. There’s no point following trends because anyone can do that. What can you offer that other people can’t? Don’t lose sight of why you started your business in the first place. The chances are if you’re doing something that you can do really well and that you enjoy, you’ll go far.”