I’ve long since stopped obsessing over what everyone else thinks of me. If getting older doesn’t naturally break you of this silly habit, then owning a business should! Every entrepreneur realizes sooner or later that you simply can’t please everyone, but it still is important to make it clear that you have good intentions. At least it’s important on my guilty pleasure reality TV show The Bachelor! And for whatever reason, I feel the need to clarify my intentions too.
What’s your angle?
“Everybody’s got an angle,” says Bing Crosby in the timeless 1950’s classic movie, White Christmas. Maybe so!
Here is mine in a nutshell… For me this blog and website is all about exploration, learning, and growing. I just want to write and all I ask is that you come along for the journey, read my stuff, reflect, comment, and share if you are so inspired. That’s it! Oh, and maybe in a couple years if you want to buy the best-selling book I hope to write, that would be nice 🙂
I do teach workshops, speak, and occasionally consult but I am not depending on this site to sell more services. I’m also not looking to get you into my sales funnel in order to bombard you with content or marketing messages. So, my angle is simply to practice writing and to contribute helpful insights.
Find your strong
One of the students in my recent Leadership class was an artist. She was considering starting a business but said she was afraid that her work would be subject to criticism. Many of us can surely relate! It’s hard to put your creativity on the line. That’s why it’s best to accept right from the start that just as you have the opportunity to positively impact many people, you will also expose yourself to a lot of criticism. People will judge, and so what? Just remember that it’s super easy to criticize from the sidelines! Why should you even care what sassycathy1979 has to say?!
Being a writer, artist or business owner is all about putting yourself out there and going for it. By shrinking from life and hiding your talents, you deny not only yourself but also the world of your greatness. So find your strong, set your good intentions, and come along with me. You have nothing to lose but regret for not having tried at all.
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Cuelho, renowned Brazilian novelist.