Yup. I said it.
When I first started doing this, I felt like I was talking to myself, or to a wall, or out into a yawning chasm of emptiness. It was hard.
And it got boring.
I kept at it though, because I knew that the only way to get people’s attention was to keep talking.
It brought up alllll the gremlins. Super uncomfortable, but also super helpful. Those lurking little bastards can either whisper or they can yell. Frankly, I prefer to piss them off and make them yell. At least then I know where they are, what they think and can put them in their proper place. Preferably seated and silent. Maybe with a cookie. Depends on the gremlin.
After about a month I realized that those eight posts I had created were getting people’s attention. I saw the 200% growth in my blog traffic. And then another few percent the next month. And then another 200% growth the following month. 18 posts in and I have grown immensely. 18 posts. That’s it.
I get to write about shit that I love, tell my story, and help people.
I write on Mondays, schedule that shit out and leave it be.
It’s really not that hard.
Yes, consistency is boring. It’s also CRITICAL. If people don’t know you’re there, they won’t come looking for you. You have to put yourself right in front of their faces and say things they need to hear. Shit, I am pretty sure lots of the people who follow me are actually longing to hear what I am saying. Why? Because there are lots of people that I follow that say things that I have been dying to hear for a decade, and I am so fucking grateful they got over their bullshit long enough to put themselves out there.
We all have bullshit, baggage, gremlins that we have to contend with as we move along this journey of leadership. You are not alone. Far from it. In fact, in my experience, you are in fabulous company. Imposter syndrome is a sign that you are stepping up, and every single person who has ever stepped up has felt it. If you are feeling it, that means you are stepping up, and that is AMAZING.
Thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.
Now, go write a thing, post it, and then do it again tomorrow.
We need you.