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It’s scary to dive in, but you have to.
I don’t mean your local pool, lake or pond. Take a dive into what you really want from life. I know you’ve got that one idea that’s been floating around in your gut that you’ve kept pushing aside. I want you to go for it.
Seriously. Get after it.
We all think that starting the business is for ourselves, our pockets, and our life. That’s only part of it. Overcoming your fear and moving towards making your dreams a reality is contagious.
Recently, I’ve had a few friends reach out to me and ask about my YouTube channel. Guess what they wanted to say! Did they hate the videos? Call me a moron for my lackluster editing? Even better, they asked me for my opinion on their channel ideas.
Crazy, right? They wanted my little old opinion!
Obviously, I’m not 400,000 subscribers deep like some channels, but I’m doing something a lot of people only think about. I was able to move out of my own way and do something I wanted to do. We always fail to realize that our actions have the ability to inspire others to make changes.
This is my plea to you to get out of your own way. Get over your fears and insecurities. Get after that thing that you want so desperately. Someone out there is waiting for you to launch that business, write that book, or record that podcast.
Our focus becomes selfish at points and we forget that we have the ability to add value to other people. My experience has led me to believe that we often add value in ways that we aren’t aware of. I thought I would be impacting people by talking about my mental health experiences and that would be it. It turns out that I’m impacting people by just doing the things that matter to me.
People are always watching what you say and what you do. When people in your personal life see you, a person they know and not some internet celebrity, taking action they believe in themselves a lot more. It’s because it’s so close to their life.
I’m sure I mentioned before that it took me about 2-3 years to get to the point where I felt I was obligated to create content. In that space of time I was doubting myself, making the task incredibly difficult in my head, and minimizing its importance. I mention this because I know some people will say “It’s not that easy to pursue my passion!”
That’s absolutely true. It’s not easy. The meaningful things in life aren’t easy, but you can be easy on yourself. Don’t expect millions of views, downloads, or followers on your first post. Don’t think that everything you ever create, post, or share has to be immaculate. Share your drafts. Be human in your process. Be honest and have good intentions. That alone will reward you.
I realize now that I had to create videos because it helped my friends see that reaching for what you want is not bizarre. It’s not only for a select few. The journey is for everyone. I would wager that there is someone in your life that would benefit immensely from you getting over yourself.
If you need a reason or a little motivation to get started, then think of that person who will see your efforts and be inspired. Business and entrepreneurship isn’t about the self, it’s about everyone around us.