Believe it or not, I put off writing the answer to this IWW for a week because I dreaded having to face the answer.
I know exactly where I am not giving myself my best chance and saying it out loud would make me accountable to all of you. I found myself saying, “Can’t I just write something else, anything other than this?”
So here I go.
Giving myself my best chance would look like me doing what I say I’m going to do. I’m specifically thinking about the social media calendar I’ve created for 2018.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m doing a great job writing blog posts, creating graphics for Pinterest and Instagram, scheduling content, etc. This is the most consistent I’ve ever been. Yassss!
However, there is one specific area that I have been choosing to ignore -- creating videos, going live on Facebook/Instagram, webinars, etc. Basically, I have chosen not to do anything that has to do with me getting in front of a camera. Even though I said I would. Even though it’s scheduled and laid out in my schedule.
If I’m honest, it’s my ego rearing its ugly head. As many of you know, I gave birth to my daughter, Lyric, almost a year ago. I am currently in the worst shape I’ve ever been and my hair is growing out from my big chop back in January. The thought of getting in front of a camera gives me serious anxiety and you’re talking to someone who used to fill her timeline with selfies. I have been secretly judging myself very harshly for the very things I help others overcome.
Man, that felt good to admit. I know it’s not that big a deal, from the outside looking in. Isn’t it funny that when we hear about other people’s hang-ups, we often go, “What’s the big deal?” The truth is that our fears are much uglier, scarier, and darker when they are left alone in our minds to breed in isolation. Once we put them out there into the open, we can see them for what they oftentimes really are: irrational and kinda silly.
Giving myself my best chance, as I see it, means using every option available to me to get myself and my message of self-love and worthiness out there. One thing about me that I think can get lost in the written word is that I absolutely love what I do and I love sharing with you anything I know to help you live the life of your dreams. When you talk to me or see footage of me, you can get the full picture of what I’m about and what I’m sharing.
However, you can’t do that if I don’t get over my hang-ups.
Serving you is more important to me than my ego, so that means I now gotta walk my talk and give myself my best chance. This means getting in front of the camera and sharing my message with my post baby body and my Wolverine hair, and all.
Now it’s your turn. Comment below and let me know what giving yourself your best chance would look like.
I’m cheering for you. Like the red light just came on and we are live.
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