I’ve been meaning to tell you… everyone feels small
All the things I would tell you in person this week, if only we could meet for a relaxed late-morning coffee.
This week has been a BIG learning week. It started with a full day vocal workshop with Richard Lawton from Ignite Coaching and 7 other participants, where he worked hard to get us to believe we are valuable and important. He insisted we repeat this over and over until we could say it with gusto:
Trillions of cells from all over the universe came to form me. I am unrepeatable. I am amazing. I am here amongst you all.
It was such an awfully uncomfortable thing to do (okay, yes, it felt dorky as all hell). But it was so good for us. At the end of the day we were holding ourselves taller, singing more confidently and more steady in ourselves.
Later in the week I went to the Problogger conference (full of tips about how to write a blog, to do it well, and to turn it into your day job - if that’s what you want). Put together by Darren Rowse (pictured - far right) and his lovely team, he kicked it off by reminding us that we all start out small, and most of us still feel small much of the time.
Darren admitted that even though he’s been blogging for 10 years and is now earning his entire income from blogging, he still feels insignificant every time he goes to press “publish” on a blog post.
Talking with other bloggers at the conference about this, I realised that perhaps my goal shouldn’t be to hope this feeling goes away at some point, but to respect it (it’s part of me, afterall) and lovingly push it aside and keep doing the scary things anyway.
Afterall, it’s just the culmination of all those little actions that creates something bigger.