It’s time for me to get a little vulnerable with you here… Yikes! When I was younger, especially in the good old school days, I was always that kid who looked at the popular kids with awe – the ones who always used to be the centre of attention, everyone liked and were going places in the school community. I look back on it now, and think… “Wow, what on earth were you thinking, Peter?!”
With wiser eyes, I am now glad I wasn’t one of those people: the ones who are very often catering to the masses, lacking in their own voice, own personality. I might sound like I have a giant chip on my shoulder, but the point of this story is that, I have discovered, the business world is identical. Those businesses that try to please everyone, are often the ones with no voice at all. Trying to be liked, understood, appreciated by everyone is a near impossible task. You shouldn’t hope for it as a kid, and you shouldn’t want it in a business. When I delve into the creative world I have immersed myself in, I couldn’t possible please everyone; it would mean I wouldn’t be myself, wouldn’t have a true voice, wouldn’t be doing what I am passionate about. When you stop trying to please everyone, find yourself, stay unique, that is when you find the like-minded clients that you count down the days to work with – the couples I want to spoil rotten and consider genuine friends. With that, I want to take you by the hand and dive into my world of new creations – the major changes I am making to stay true to myself.