Hey, it's Bern.
This. Is. My. Blog. ACK!
Truth: I’ve never done this before and I’m reluctant to start. Starting something new when you’re unsure of the outcome is hard. It’s difficult to surrender to the process of trying when you are hung up on the idea of producing something good. No one wants to create something that sucks - and a new blog is highly likely to suck - so we just don’t even try.
I have had to prepare a long time for this day - to actually start the starting - and ramp myself up to a place where I could let go of the finished product and just focus on the doing. “Fall in love with progression,” says Trent Shelton. (Well, Trent, I’m not in love quite yet...but let's just say Progression and I are 'talking'). I’ve had to read a bunch of books and set solid intentions for how I would tackle this blog beast. I’ve even resorted to self trickery in order to put pen to “paper” because beginning this blog is very important to me for several reasons:
What I've had to tell myself now in order to get this blog thing under way:
The facts are: I need the writing practice, there’s value in sharing ideas that may serve others, my website and new business need visibility, and this blog plays an important role in my personal journey to develop and use my own voice.
So, at the risk of starting yet another banal blog that the world doesn’t need; at the risk of starting out as a crappy writer; and at the risk of still feeling like I’m not an expert with anything of value to say: I’m doing it anyway. What I want, wants me. It’s out there and this blog is me running out to meet it.
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