Can I tell you a secret? When you see this blog post published, I’m scared. There. I’ve admitted it.
When you get an email/ezine/promotional message from me in your inbox, my mouse hovered over that “send” button longer than I’ll ever admit, worrying I might have a typo or broken link or someone might be upset with something I said. And some of the time those fears come true. I make mistakes. But it hasn’t killed me. I fix what I can and move on.
When my traffic numbers go up here on my blog, I’m scared. I know those numbers represent real people. And I realize what an amazing gift it is that you’ve taken time out of your day to read what I’m writing. When you leave me comments, retweet my blog posts, and share me on Facebook… You’ve placed enough trust in me to share my content and recommend it to others. Thank you. Know that I will continue striving to deliver something that’s worth your time to read, and worth sharing.
Some of these fears get easier each time you conquer them. After 700+ blog posts, I don’t hesitate as long before hitting the publish button on my blog. I even get downright excited about new posts. The excitement helps push away the fear.
Sometimes the fear isn’t easy to push away. I’ve jumped into a much more challenging mastermind group and coaching program, as well as enrolled in a couple of classes. Feels a bit like willingly stepping off a cliff and trusting a parachute to open on the way down. They’ll push me to play bigger.
I wanted to share this with you in case you’re moving forward while scared, too. All I know for sure is that it’s okay to be scared… we find the strength to push through the fears.
*holding out my hand* Take my hand and stick around. We can take steps forward together. Because you’ll know my secret. I’m scared and doing it anyway. And if I can do this, so can you.