Are you denying yourself?
Holding that passion at bay? For many years I had this resistance within. And this might sound a wee bit odd coming from someone in the creative business, but I had a resistance to create.
This probably needs a bit of an explanation, huh?
I’ve had a lifelong attachment to negativity and fear, but we’re no longer friends.
And years of these feelings amplified this inner-fight, where I was simply denying myself certain creative pursuits.
This crap is rooted in fear. Fear is engrained within us, it stays with us and frankly, fear is a bitch.
I always had a dream to write, but continually told myself I wasn’t expert enough and didn’t have “it.”
Public speaking was something I aspired to, but I feared I would stammer, stumble and slip in a not-so-epic way.
I wanted to make a dent in this here universe, however small. To make a difference to somebody or even a select few who would listen.
And guess what?
That obnoxious little bastard inside always won out:
You’re not creative enough, smart enough or strong enough to see it through. Plus you just don’t have “it.” Sorry, dude.
Years of conditioning led to limiting beliefs, but were heightened by this constant negative self-talk.
Can you relate? Brett Henley and I recently had an in-depth discussion on these very feelings.
If so, you realize how strong and convincing this noise can be.
Constantly blaring at full volume. Head-splitting and soul-crushing.
I don’t much like, soul-crushing.
What about you?
Remember when you were a kid and had that urge to climb?
So what happened?
FEAR happened, and if you’re like me, you were conditioned to slowly, but surely resist that yearning and before too long you let it go.
You can blame school, society and even family and friends, but it all comes down to you, doesn’t it?
One of the reasons I created The Art of Breaking Out Podcast was to help entrepreneurs who want to embrace that urge to climb.
Those who realize there just might be something to those big dreams. And they are ready and willing to take the baby steps required to get there.
The show is about manifesting change with purpose, and putting practices such as creativity, networking, and brand-building to action.
It’s about embracing creativity and understanding the power within you.
It’s also about creating a breakout brand. Let’s make your’s shine.
Read more about my Art of Breaking Out Podcast.
There’s no better time to reinvent yourself.
To bypass the gatekeepers.
To ignite that fire deep within.
And to let out that unique you for all the world to see.
Do not resist that urge.
Dream big. Work hard. And join me. I’m here to help you every step of the way.
If you liked this piece, you should check out my Art of Breaking Out Podcast. I interview guests who will help move the needle in your business, and motivate you to push through the fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt any aspiring business owner faces on a daily basis. Get the details on why I started the Art of Breaking Out Podcast here.
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