My Story This Year

I am reading Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk.

In his book, Gary talks about documenting your journey instead of trying to create the perfect content. It is a theme that he has echoed for the past couple of years. Gary himself says, “I’ll give you the biggest tip when it comes to content creation: Document. Don’t create.” 

I am going to take Gary’s advice. I started to blog again about a month ago regularly. I’m pretty proud of myself that I’ve posted every day consistently since I started again (I think.) I haven’t shared WHY I began to blog again.

Some of you might know that I wrote a book  in October. After this adventure, I realized that I have more that I want to give. Not because I am so great, or because I might say something so unique that it will upset the whole world. There is more that I want to give because I might be able to say things in a way that will change your world. It might not be new, it might not be earth-shattering, but maybe it will help you move one step forward. And if you move one step forward, your work can help someone else move one step forward. Then change can roll on like a string of dominos once it starts. I hope that once we start the chain reaction, nothing will stop it.

But what about my story?
My story is this: I have struggled for a long time to fight against monsters that have kept me from fully engaging and helping people in the way that I want to. I am sometimes crippled by fear and insecurity. I let people tell me what to do and who I should be. I keep myself from the type of work and education that I should have. I have been too careful in some things and not thorough enough elsewhere. And in 2019 I am going to try something new. 2019 is going to be my real-life MBA year. I am going to put into practice everything that I have read about until this point. I am going to put my fear behind me[1] and I am going to learn like I never have before.

And where will I be at the end of 2019? I have no idea. But I am sure that it will have been an adventure.

Follow My Journey Here.

[1] It’s nonsense when I say that I will put my fear behind me. I’ll be as scared as I always have been. I’ll try to act with courage, not be less afraid.