This post is inspired by 2 things:
1. This quote: “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
2. Rewatching Little Women and remember how much I wanted to be like Jo March when I was younger.
Here’s the thing: this blog hasn’t been updated in over half a year.
Sure, I’ve been busy growing a business or two, taking on extra projects, getting married, traveling, you know…all of the regular things one does over the course of a year.
But mainly I’ve had some bizzaro stage fright of producing something that wasn’t really great after so much time of radio silence (which just kept growing and growing).
I’ve STARTED lots of posts with the best of intentions, but never actually finished them.
As 2015 comes to a close, I’m checking off my to do list, for better or worse.
“Blog about ___ on Heyitsmegan.com” was on my master list about 7 times with various topics listed.
This throws me into a panic every time I see it because I DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE FOR MYSELF. If I have extra time, it’s got to go to the backlog of client work, or blogging for SEO purposes for my social media agency website.
Today is different.
I’ve spent the good part of today reflecting on the past year’s work, and which projects and people I’ve really enjoyed working with, been able to show high return for, and have paid us (on time, and without question).
These are the types of clients I want more of. The win/win/win.
I want to figure out the common thread so that we can filter in only these types of clients in the future, and I want to really take shit to the next level with these amazing businesses and people who deserve tremendous success, and have trusted and allowed Conversations to help them grow.
And there’s one very standout thing that ALL of our favorite clients could be doing better (aside for the ones we are doing this for), which is BLOGGING. Regularly.
I’ve ignored the same advice that I give ALL THE TIME to the people that I coach, which is simply:
If you don’t know where to start, just sit down. Open whatever you feel most comfortable typing in. And WRITE.
Start at the beginning or in the middle or even at the end.
Ramble if you need to.
Get it all out. (Or just get a few things out).
It might not be brilliant.
It probably WON’T be very good.
But writing isn’t about strokes of lucky brilliant shit that comes out of the woodwork.
It’s an art form that should be practiced and exercises and rinsed and repeated.
So this blog is my way of getting back on the wagon, but it’s also a challenge.
Your mission, should you choose to accept:
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW.
Sit. Write. Publish.
Don’t second guess, or spend hours looking for the right accompanying photo.
Trying doesn’t count.