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.

Sneaky, right?

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.

Over coffee.

Simple.

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.

Brilliant, right?

And, as always, quite simple.

P.S. Look out for my first podcast. Coming SOON…!