Last night, in the safety of my exquisite mastermind group, I told the truth. There were tears and moments of silence when the words were stuck at the back of my throat but I allowed myself to get real about one of my biggest fears.
“I’m terrified to blog because I’m not excellent at it. I don’t want to write if it’s just going to be ‘ok’. I don’t want to do it if I’m not going to get it right.”
Excellence. I live it and breathe it. It inspires me, stretches me and guides me. But when it comes to my writing, excellence hurts.
I see this sweet, creative spirit within me— yearning for a voice, pushing to express, but I’ve set the bar so high she’s been too scared to make a move.
I’m changing that now. I’m making room for her.
Here’s exactly where I’m going:
I’ve decided to write everyday for 30 days. My mastermind sisters coined it 30 Days of Imperfection.
I want you to take a moment and check in with yourself. Where are you attached to getting it right? Where has that need for excellence knocked you off your feet or stalled out your business?
What would it look like if you committed to 30 days of imperfection?
Maybe it would allow you to find your own voice and connect with your right people in a deeper, more connected way. Maybe it would look like finally launching your new website, your new program, your big scary idea. Or walking the dog instead of running 5km everyday.
What I’m saying is that we could do this together. No lone wolves on my watch, lovely.
As for me, I’ll be sharing my words (poems, short posts, creative writing–I have no idea!) on my blog because part of working through my fear is being transparent with all of you. I’ll be writing about solopreneurship, being a woman, a mom, my feelings, my fears.
Here’s my first piece. It’s my perspective on how introverts and extroverts change the world:
some are drawn to the stage
in their element under the lights
knowing their very presence has impact
some prefer the elegance of the art itself
quietly moving through the world
making miracles happen
If you’d like to join me in 30 Days of Imperfection (because boy this kinda thing is hard to do on your own!) you can connect with me here on Facebook and share what you’ll be doing with your 30 days of Imperfection. I would love to hear from you.
Here’s to love and gratitude and 30 Days of Imperfection.