How many times have I worked my way back here to this blog only to be distracted and not follow through with my Post. Why?
At first I thought, “am I putting these blogs off for a reason?” What could that reason be? I do enjoy blogging but I have stayed away from it way too long. So what’s the reason? Hmmm….
It’s certainly not laziness, it’s not that I was intentionally avoiding it ~ but I did realize what the issue was. Are you ready for this?
That itty bitty shitty committee was doing a number on me. It was telling me all kinds of nonsense….i.e. it kept telling me no one would be interested in reading my posts and I ran with it. Again, I stayed away from blogging and not sharing my message, my voice. You know what that’s called? SELF-DOUBT! Where does it come from? For me, I can still hear my mother saying I would never amount to anything (that’s another blog).
So as life happens, I had a coffee date yesterday with a fellow networker. During our discussion, she says, “you need to write a book” ~ I told her that suggestion had been made many times over the years and, again, I have put that one on the shelf. Is it self-doubt or am I procrastinating? No…its not procrastination because that’s when you know you need to do something and keep putting it off. I never thought I “needed” to write a book.
But when enough people say you look like a duck and talk like a duck….I must be a duck and many friends and Clients have suggested “write a book”, “share your experiences in a book”. So if I appear as an author from many who don’t even know each other and they have suggested writing a book, I need to revisit. Truth be told, SELF-DOUBT sucks! Yes, I’m guilty of that as well. Fortunately, though, I use the tools I recommend to my Clients; otherwise, I’m just talking the talk and not walking it.
You might ask, “Soooo CoachGlo, what are you going to do about this?” I’m going to do what I would tell a Client:”Apply Motivate essential oil, a little Frankincense on the back of your neck, and cut your crap, start writing.” Stay tuned!