Last year, as I was struggling to build my business, I noticed I was resisting posting. I wasn’t speaking up in networking meet-ups. I would see questions posted in groups that I knew the answer to, but I couldn’t bring myself to add to the conversation.
Obviously, I was not building my business.
So why was I doing this? I had to really dig into my head.
It was fear. Fear of being judged. Of being shamed.
Why? Because when I was 17 and pregnant, I wanted nothing more than to shrink into the background. People stare at you. People judge you with their eyes. Some even say mean things to you.
It wasn’t easy.
I had to use journaling. I hired a coach specifically for getting out of my own head. I had to JUST DO THINGS that I didn’t want to do. I got up in front of groups to speak. I shared my story.
And now? So much progress! I’m not afraid to tell people what I do. I’m not afraid to tell people who I am. What I’ve been through.
It took deciding that I was going to overcome this.
And doing it. Doing things every day. Consistently. Whether I wanted to or not.
Blood-Sweat-Tears. Yes, even blood! (I have a bad habit of cuticle picking when I’m stressed…!)
But I am so much stronger than I was giving myself credit for.
I know you are too. Because you’re here. You’re participating. You’re growing. Working.
What milestone (big or small) are you celebrating this week? Note: If you’re like I was, afraid to even comment, comment below with “I had the courage to post this comment.”