YIKES! I signed up for a 30 day ultimate blog challenge for the month of July! I am not sure what I was thinking, but I know that I do want to blog regularly. However, there is something about blogging that “paralyzes” me. If I can “speak it”, then I am fine but somehow when I begin to write, my mind goes “haywire” and starts telling me things like:
- “You can’t write and even if you do, no one will read it”
- “That sounds stupid”
- “It must be perfect, so someone will care”
The list continues on and on and then I just don’t do it!
Leadership is my passion, and I have great blog topics, and great ideas, but they never make it to paper. I always tell my dear friend, Susan Tolles, who is an AMAZING, CONSISTENT and FABULOUS writer and blogger, “it’s in my head”. She says “get it on paper”, but it doesn’t happen.
I work with my clients and always share with them that when you are “paralyzed”, take it one step at a time, and don’t let yourself get into overwhelm mode. The key on your to do list is to write the 1-3 things that must get that done that day instead of looking at the entire list. Miraculously, they almost always get done. I also work with them to have a 30 day “rolling forecast of their goals and action items”, so that they can truly make progress. The feedback has been fabulous, and it makes it easier for my clients to see their goals, and to change them as their business changes.
I guess I am going to have to take my own advice. I HATE it when I have to do that!
So, here I am on DAY 1, and this is my first blog. My new motto is “one blog at a time”!
I so appreciate you all and will need your support as my 30 day challenge continues. If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments, please let me know. Thanks for listening and WOW, I feel better. Hum, maybe taking my own advice is not so bad after all, and I guess that is Leadership Lesson #1.
Do you have an example of when you took your own advice, and it worked for you? I would love to hear from you.
THANKS and have a FABULOUS day!