I hope your enjoyed the very first ‘stand up and sparkle’ Periscope show! If you didn’t get to join in live, you can always see the replay here.
It’s been some week prepping for this show! I’ve done everything from learning how to set up automated emails so you can get your free ‘Stand Up and Sparkle’ printable when your sign up for my email club, to learning how NOT to open up a P.O. box at the post office. But I love you guys, and you’re totally worth it! 😉
All of the hurdles I had to jump, leading up to launch day made me realize how much this show is just as much for me as as it is for my listeners. Just a few years ago, I would have probably ran and hid after bumping into the first obstacle, but if I had, I would have missed out on making friends with so many of you guys through Periscope!
Call it what it is!
So many times, we create elaborate explanations for why we won’t do new things. We say that it’s not our passion, we don’t have time, or it just wasn’t meant to be. Those things all could be true, but more often than not, we use it as an excuse to not do the things that we’re afraid to do. So call it what it is! You’re afraid…
We’re afraid of what other’s might think of our new venture, we’re afraid of failing, or we’re afraid of rejection. Whatever it is, until we admit to the root cause, we can’t move forward. So face it and get it out of the way, because we’re gonna do big things together!
Close your eyes and jump!
Sometimes we try to wait till we’re not afraid to make that first move. We’re waiting for the courage to make the jump, to send that scary product pitch, or to tell people about our big dreams. But what we don’t realize is, that doing those very things that terrify us is what breeds the courage to do more. It’s ok to be afraid when you take that first step. It’s not ok to let that fear keep you from starting.
You can’t go anywhere until you start!
Have you ever been afraid to do something new because you had a fear of messing up, or not being able to do it as well as you thought you should? I have. I tend to be a perfectionist, and while that helps me to work on details, it can also be my #1 enemy when I get ready to do something new. Even as I was getting ready to launch my site, I was having second thoughts. I kept thinking things like, “What if someone thinks my site looks mediocre, or what if there’s a glitch along the way.” I had to just close my eyes and hit ‘publish’ and realize that I couldn’t start moving forward until I actually started!
Thanks again for being a part of my blog/show! It means so much to me to see familiar faces coming back to join me each day. If this post, or today’s show was a help to you, please share it with your friends. More than anything, I want to be a blessing and a help to others, and that’s only possible when I have amazing readers like you who share my work with their friends! I love you all, and don’t forget to sign up for the email club and get your free printable!!