Lastly, perhaps you feel like you need more accolades under your belt to begin. Or, more time to hone your craft before you upload your interior design portfolio to your fresh Squarespace site. This belief can hold you back big time because the underlying fear of inadequacy and the perpetual chase of certificates can keep us on the hamster wheel of endless résumé building. Thus, we escape doing the big, scary thing: putting ourselves out there.
Now sometimes you do need a degree or a certification. Because you can’t say “YOLO!” and start a dentistry practice in your living room. But, if you’re not in a regulated industry, here are my time-tested tips to lovingly overcome this doubt: