Here it is people! My first blog post! I have to admit, I have been making excuses for delaying my blog, and it something I finally had to say 'enough' to! I've kept pushing off launching the next steps to growing my business by saying things like, 'after the holidays,' 'once I have the baby,' 'once we are done with our move,' 'once we're done with our home remodel,' 'once fall comes', 'once I've networked more,' 'after I get this next certification,' 'once I read this other book,' blah, blah, blah. Obviously, there's never a 'perfect' time to start anything. If I keep waiting for life to calm down, I'm probably going to be 65 before I do anything! And then add on to this that, my whole life, I've been very concerned with what other people think about me, and often the fear of failure, the fear of being laughed at, the fear of not feeling good enough, etc. has left me paralyzed. I feel this unnecessary need to do things perfectly. In the case of my business and blog, I've been making sure I've read every last book out there, listened to every podcast I can get my hands on, got certifications and training, and simply done as much research as I possibly can. While that is good (I'm not saying educating yourself is bad!), using 'busy work' to replace actual concrete action is simply procrastination. I've been lamenting recently that I really need to kick it up a notch with my business, because I know I have the skills, the information, and the passion to help a lot of people, but I've been treading water, spinning my wheels in the details of how to set up my blog, when to post things, what content to write about, how to get myself out there…all excuses.
Today my brother posted and my husband sent me this video from Gary Vaynerchuk. It was exactly what I needed to see.
At some point, enough is enough… We need to put ourselves out there, get uncomfortable, and just DO. We learn more by doing the damn thing, and then seeing what happens…gathering information on how it went and either learning from our failure or progressing on our successes.
So, if you're on the fence about anything in your life, be it pursuing health related goals, personal improvements, career goals, whatever…just go do it, don't wait for the 'perfect time.' It really is true that the things that scare us the most, the things that we have no roadmap for, the things that make us feel vulnerable…these are the things that make us better people. And guess what? If we completely fail, at least we'll have information on what not to do and how to do it differently next time. But we must try.
So, from here on out, you'll be hearing a lot more from me.
Here's to DOING SHIT! Cheers!