Gone are the days when you had to search for someone to give you access to a platform.
All you need are a smart phone and a social media account. Pick your platform – Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIN, Twitter, you name it. Pick more than one, heck, pick them all. Here is your platform.
What is your message?
Is there something burning inside of you that you are dying to get out? Here is your soapbox. Use it wisely. Use it frequently.
The reason you are not broadcasting is now not because you lack the means, and certainly not because you lack the message. It’s now more because you lack the – ahem – “motivation”.
Let’s just take apart why “motivation” is bullshit, shall we?
To begin with, look at the definition;
“The reason, or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. “
“The general desire or willingness of someone to do something”
Motivation is a feeling or a thought.
If your pattern to this point has been of inaction then you are most assuredly not going to “feel like” suddenly doing that thing that you have spent so long NOT doing. Chances are you also have a zillion thoughts about why you are not doing said thing. The endeavour of dissecting those thoughts and refuting them one at a time would take a great deal of time, and I am pretty sure you don’t “feel like” doing that either.
The fact of the matter is that you are not going to “feel like” doing it until after you have started developing the habit of doing it and reaping the rewards.
So, motivation comes after action. If you are waiting for motivation to take action, you will be waiting forever.
Mel Robbins, one of my fave speakers, is the mastermind behind the 5 Second Rule. The fundamentals of this rule are that YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO FEEL LIKE IT. The trick is to do it anyway.
Check out her TED talk.
I have used this principle to get my blog going, to write regularly, to start a podcast, to reach out to new people, to get active in my community, to overcome the fear of going somewhere new by myself, to make important phone calls I didn’t want to make….. the list goes on.
You can be an influencer. You can be a gamechanger. You have everything at your disposal to become one. The one thing you lack is the moxie to suck it up and take action on your desires.
To get you off your ass and into action, I challenge you to come join the Write Now Facebook Community and participate in the 7 Day Write Now Challenge that starts July 2, 2018. Get visible, get accountable and start making the ripples you are called to make.
The time has never been more NOW.