Here's the truth: writing an inspirational blog can be terrifying.
You're taking your truth, your stories, and your heart, and you're putting them out into the world.
This can be so vulnerable, and that vulnerability can trigger lots of self-doubt.
Here's another truth: when there's something your heart wants to say, not saying hurts like hell. In fact, not saying it can hurt way worse than any criticism anyone could ever give you after reading your blog.
As a writing coach, I'm here to help you move from self-doubt to confidence so you can write your truth and share your gifts with the world through your inspirational blog.
I do this because I know what you have to say can change the course of someone's day or even their life.
So in today's letter, I want to share a magical confidence boost to help you take the leap and start writing!
Focusing on your gifts is the antidote to self-doubt.
When you own your gifts you know you can make a real difference, and that can give you so much energy to start writing.
So how do you focus on your gifts when you're plagued by self-doubt? Here's one tip that could make a big difference.
Think about a time someone gave you a compliment that made you feel good. This compliment can be from any time in your life, even from when you were a child.
It can be so easy to dismiss compliments. You might believe people are just being nice, or that they don't really mean them.
Today, I want you to do something different. I want you to practice BELIEVING this compliment, even for just 30 seconds.
Set aside every objection you have to why this compliment couldn't possibly be true, and play with believing it.
Feel your belief fill you up from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
Honestly, no harm can come from you believing one great thing about yourself for 30 seconds. In fact, a lot of good could come of it, because when you have the confidence to write you'll start making other people's lives better.
If you can't think of a compliment, I have a few for you right now:
You're a magical, intuitive, gifted writer, whose words make an impact on the world.
Your words change lives, for real.
Your intuition is real. You speak truth. You have writerly magic.