Does it seem like sometimes I write these “Homework” posts but they’re more a recitation of what my homework was/should be without actually showing my completed homework? teehehe..it does to me. Must rectify that, no?
In addition to creating a collage and/or wordle.net word cloud of key words and ideas, I also want to start creating blog pages of specific jobs we come up with separately or together that seem a good fit, and start documenting the research process I go through with each.
In this followup email Stacy noted again the bogey man negativity that seems to hound me. Specifically:
- “I’m going to narrow down and miss something – there’s so many possibilities to consider”
- “I’m going to make the wrong choice”
- “People won’t want me or my ideas”
I can say for each that the first one above dissolved a little with my major learning point from this last meeting. The second…well that’s still there. The third was helped a lot by something I already know that was reiterated in the Marie Forleo video on marketing I watched yesterday on the recommendation of my coach. Specifically when Marie says there are millions of people out there who want what I (or you, or anyone) has to offer. People want you, your abilities and your product. Millions of them. You just have to find them. You’ll see in my gremlins post that this tends to be very different from how I usually think (one of my biggest gremlins).
I’ve been pondering for a week or so the idea of a blog post about this topic of negative self talk or gremlins that get in the way of progress. Mainly because once I write my frustrations down they tend to dissipate but also because having these things “out there” for all to see tends to hold me more accountable for actually dealing with them more fully rather than glossing over them and not dealing strongly with them (as I’ll admit I really have been through this process and in the past). Maybe on the 8th I’ll post that, because there’s something really cool already set for the 7th.
So, I’m off to do some stuff. If we’re lucky you’ll see it posted here on one of the pages soon. Please take the time to peruse through the pages at the top of my blog screen, as I’m constantly adding links, quotes, videos…even a little music.