Did I tell ya? If you heard the podcast, you know what I’m talking about when I tell you that I am seeking out rejection.
I joined the The 100 Rejection Letters project. Nothing fancy, just good, old fashioned r-e-j-e-c-t-i-o-n.
No, I’m not crazy. And I am pretty risk averse.
Like, I have never done anything like this before.
Tiffany Han, my creative coach, has helped me tremendously the past few months. I’ve overcome some challenges, figured out my focus, and beat some self-doubt.
Ahem. A lot of self-doubt. Know what that feels like? Oh, you don’t. Well, that’s fantastic.
I posted this picture on Instagram about the whole experience and a friend texted me directly to ask what was going on…she didn’t follow. She asked if I was doing this, “to build character?” Made me laugh.
I’m pretty sure I’ll build some character after a year of this, but that’s not why I’m doing it.
Because, as far as I can tell, no one likes rejection. Think about it. A date, a business proposal, an opportunity for something new, no one wants to be told no.
And that’s exactly what has kept me from working on this blog/podcast/online business for a few months.
Seriously. Who wants to fail?
I’ve taken the first steps in establishing the podcast, contributing to the blog regularly, and setting things up properly. And, let me be completely honest here, I can see how I could get really…comfortable.
This is not the time to get comfortable. This is the time to continue in the uncomfortable. This is the time to continue with the risks. This is the time to keep moving forward.
I’m doing it. I’m jumping into the deep end. I’ve been dabbling and just wondering if I can do it.
Now, I want to…No, I choose to ask, and get told no.
1-0-0 times this year.
See, I don’t want to write a book.
I’m not looking to open my own shop.
I’m not quite ready to be a speaker at a conference, it’s been a few years since my marketing days…I’m a bit rusty.
But I do want to get some really top name guests on my podcast that will
help, no, motivate, no, inspire thousands of military spouses and parents at home to fulfill their potential. In whatever way is right for them.
I do want to help several military spouses in a entirely new fashion. I want reach out, uplift someone and let them know that they are doing great things in the world. Even if no one else seems to notice.
I believe that we each have the power to help others and lift them up when they are down. It’s not just an ability, it’s a responsibility. And the world needs much, much more of that.
S0 what does all of this mean?
Well, I haven’t quite figured it out. Just yet.
I will figure it out. Kind of like I wanted to start a blog a few months ago.
And podcasting a few weeks ago.
I didn’t really know the- what and the how …I just knew of the why.
But enough about me. What about YOU?
What do you want to try?
What are doing to stretch yourself and take a risk? A smart risk, mind you: the kind that makes you better, pushes you to move in the right direction.
Maybe 100 rejections isn’t what you’re looking for- maybe it’s just trying that one new thing. You know the thing…you could talk about it for hours. And sometimes you do. So everyone in your family just gets the glazed over look.
Let’s do this.
Tell me friend, what’s your thing?