You Don't Need a Pinterest Workspace to be Successful
It feels like my house, my workspace, and everything I create is vastly inferior to everything on Pinterest. When I look at successful TpT Sellers and entrepreneurs, it always seems like everything in their workspace is perfect. Why doesn't my home office look that good? I mean, my home office is just an old couch I sit on.
It's tempting to believe that our workspaces make us successful. Like, if I could just find the perfect hipster antique chalkboard to put in my room, and an old typewriter to decorate with, I would become the writer, artist I strive to be. This is a lie.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, is currently the richest man in the world (worth around $100 billion). I recently watched an interview with him from 1999 when he was already very wealthy (worth $100's of millions). Below is a picture of his workspace.
Put that office on pinterest and see how many repins it gets (ignoring that it's Jeff Bezos, of course). It's made of a door and some 2x4s. Jeff says it's a symbol of what matters and what doesn't. "We don't spend money on things that don't matter to our customers."
You don't need a pinterest workspace to be successful.
You really don't. It doesn't matter to your customers. It doesn't make you more productive.
None of the important qualities of an online business can be achieved through having a cookie cutter workspace. The more time you spend working on a workspace, the less time you have to work on what really matters.
In the world of TpT, it's curriculum writing. You should focus most of your time there, and 0% of your time on improving your workspace.
Next time you sit on your dilapidated couch or chair to work on your TpT business, don't feel insecure or inferior. You are doing the right thing.