A few years back, when I first decided to start a blog, I felt fear.
Fear of ridicule.
Fear of judgement.
Fear of feeling exposed.
The very idea of writing for hundreds of people, was simply too daunting.
I’m a fairy private person. And sharing my personal ramblings felt unnatural. Foreign. Even a bit presumptuous.
Would anyone really be interested in what I had to say??
As I tried to write (whilst visualizing how heaps of strangers would mercilessly pore over my brain-dumps) the words simply wouldn’t flow. My fears were too overwhelming.
So, I tried something different.
I pretended I was writing a letter to a good mate. Someone who knows me well, and gets me.
And then it flowed.
Yup, I tricked my mind using a false scenario.
Interestingly, I’m back in a similar place.
For a while now, I’ve been pondering on adding podcasts to my offerings. For those who prefer listening over reading.
But, more importantly, it’s a way for me to introduce a little more authenticity into the picture (AND you’ll get to hear a REAL South African accent! Lucky people…)
And yes, those annoying fears reared their heads. Again.
BUT, this time I’m ready.
I’m merely going to imagine a “fear-less” scenario for myself before I record. I’ll pretend I’m chatting to a mate.
And all I’m actually doing, is controlling my THOUGHTS.
By utilizing my IMAGINATION (which is just conscious thinking, right?)
Yup, I’m choosing thoughts that I feel comfortable with.
I’m putting my manic mind to good use!
Because conscious THOUGHTS = conscious FEELINGS.
And if they’re GOOD thoughts, then they’ll be GOOD feelings.
And, as always, quite simple.
P.S. Look out for my first podcast. Coming SOON…!