Getting Personal and Committing to Changing the Way I Approach Business

This is the first blog post I’ve written in quite a while. And the reason it’s been so long since I wrote one is a bit embarrassing.

But I’m going to tell the reason anyway…..

I want to be honest and transparent with you, because that’s the only way I can truly step fully into my truth and my calling.

So here goes……..

I’ve been wanting to start helping more people by teaching what I do and offering bits of help to someone who’s trying to whip their own website into shape, but I’ve been scared to do it for two reasons.

The first reason is that ugly monster that always creeps up when we’re putting ourselves out there in a big way. FEAR. Fear of failure. Fear of being seen. Fear of rejection.

I’ve been thinking that I want to do videos, blogs, Facebook posts, webinars, etc. teaching how to put together the pieces necessary for a beautiful and effective website, but every time I start, the fear monster takes over.  It’s embarrassing to admit that I’ve let fear of failure hold me back for so long, but I’m ready to say “sayonara” to that fear once and for all.

Well….right after I admit that other reason that I was scared to do it. Which is also embarrassing……

I was afraid that it would hurt my business.

I mean, why would anyone ever hire me again to make them a website if I’m giving away all of the information I use to make websites?  But then, I realized that there was no grounding in that fear either.

There are always still going to be people who have no interest in trying to create a website for themselves.  There is enough abundance in this universe for me to teach people what I do and continue to do it for people as well.

I’m an abundance junkie.  There’s absolutely no reason for me to have the fear that giving away my knowledge could hurt my business.  I know there are people out there who are going it alone and NEED help. They don’t have the time it takes to learn everything you need to learn in order to put together a good-looking website for yourself.

And I’ve always felt like I have been called to help people on a massive scale.  And I’m not doing that as long as I’m only creating websites for people one-at-a-time. I’m letting my purpose on this earth slip past me.  Well…..I HAVE let it.  But I’m done with that now.

I’m stepping out there.  With fear and all.  My fear is totally unjustified, but I have still allowed it to take the wheel. But I’m reclaiming my belief in abundance and of being as helpful as I can possibly be. Because even if I fail at this, or it hurts my business, I have to do it.  Because if I don’t, I’ll always wonder “what if”……and that’s the absolute worst thing to wonder about, if you ask me.

I love Liz Gilbert, author of “Eat Pray Love” and “Big Magic,” and I love this quote from “Big Magic.” It sums up how I feel about the direction in which I’m headed now.

Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.  – Liz Gilbert

There’s a revolution in my heart. It’s been there for a long time. I’ve always wanted to help people on a grand scale. I’m just now willing to have faith that the rest will take care of itself, just like Liz says.  Keep an eye on this space. We’re getting geeky up in here!  But don’t worry…..everything I have to teach will be presented on the level of a non-geeky, not-necessarily-technical, purpose-driven go-getter like yourself. All you have to have is a desire to build a great online business with happy customers.

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What I’d really love to know from you are the answers to any or all of these questions:

  • What part of building your online business would you like some help figuring out?
  • If you could ask me for one tutorial in particular, what would it be?
  • Which aspect of online business seems trickiest (e.g. list building, website design, website development, online marketing basics, etc.)?

Please leave a comment below and tell me all about it.

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