When I started my business 5 years ago, I didn’t know how to blog. I didn’t know how to run a social media account for my business. And I wouldn’t have stereotypically called myself a “writer”.
It was only through seeing the advantages of working on my writing and posting blogs, that I put the time into making it happen.
I was a complete beginner; and while I have always been a stickler for grammar and knew how to structure a sentence, I didn’t know how to transfer the thoughts in my head to cohesive and inspiring words.
Through working on writing, and pushing myself to press “publish” – even when I was scared, and even when I wrote about a potentially “taboo” topic, I developed my craft and built confidence and clarity around what I wanted to say.
By being Ok with being a beginner, I unlocked a passion within me that, up until that point, I didn’t even know existed.
By blogging for my business, I found a fire within me for more – to write a book, to inspire, to teach and to help.
And now, 5 years on, I still pinch myself for the fact that (among my amazing coaching, mentoring and speaking opportunities), I get to call myself a fully-fledged writer.
If there is a passion within you that you want to explore, I urge you to work on it.
Practice, practice, practice.
Be Ok with learning, with roadblocks, and with failed attempts.
Because you know the outcome of you NOT trying, and not following your passions.
But remember, there is potential for greatness when you place yourself at the start gate, and get to work!
Even if you are busy, even if you are scared, and even if you don’t know the “how” yet – just start.
Because you never know where you will end up, or what your passions will unlock.