My baby girl came into my office the other day, rummaging around and just being curious, drops a notebook in my lap.
It flopped open to a page that had my handwriting:
October 5, 2021:
“Feeling the self-doubt and the insecurity, really wanting to give up because I don’t want to keep working this hard.”
The next part said, “Feel it. Observe it”.
I knew the feeling would pass so I wanted to write it down to remember it.
This day was 2 days into launching the 3rd version of my Leveraging LinkedIn course and I had not made any sales.
Self-doubt and anxiety was high, and of course my ego was messing with me worrying about me ‘looking bad’.
But then the next day I got a sale, and then another, and then another. I started tallying the sales up and by the end of the 10 day launch window, there were over 40 sold, and then have kept selling ever...
𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮?
Yesterday in my office my toddler was messing around and pulled out a notebook.
I picked it up, pages all crumbled because she was messing with it.
This was the page it was on, dated October 5th, 2021.
It was having a big moment of fear, doubt and insecurity and I decided to write it down so I would remember it.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙:
Last year I had a successful second launch of my LinkedIn course in Feb which ended later March.
I didn't launch it again right away, and the months dragged on and I felt resistance to doing it again.
That resistance told me that I needed to because there were lessons I still needed to learn.
The third launch is usually the magic number, so I finally got around to it in October.
The first day I launched was absolutely crickets, no sales and this is where the self doubt came on so strong.
I remember wanting to just shrink back and quit this whole journey.
That was my ego talking and it was afraid of...