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Are you proud of your business?

I know, this may sound like an odd question.  But I’ll ask it again anyway:

 

Are you proud of your business?

 

When people ask you what you do, do you answer with enthusiasm?  If you see a Follow Friday post on social media, are you in there straight away sharing the social media profile for your business?

 

Or are you hesitant?

 

If someone asks about your website, do you tell them the URL confidently (or hand over a beautiful business card), or do you just mutter “oh, well, er, it’s not quite finished yet”.

Comparisonitis. Why do we torture ourselves with it so much?!

I had a mini epiphany over the weekend (I was drinking tea & eating a teacake; good brain food!).

You see, I think some of what has been holding me back in the online business world is that *gasp* other people teach what I can teach, and I don’t want people thinking I’ve copied them.

And I know all the “but you’ll teach it in a different way / people will resonate with your personality & style (or not)” business. But I still have felt inferior.

My Kindle Publishing Journey Part One: Procrastination dressed as perfectionism

My Kindle Publishing Journey Part One: Procrastination dressed as perfectionism

I have wanted to write a book for ages.  I love writing.  When I left my old job I created a Purple Book of handover notes that ended up at over 22,000 words long.  I’ve been blogging for years.  I’ve written all manner of PDF worksheets, information books, etc.

So I know I CAN write.

But as of yet, I haven’t ventured onto the Kindle.  Now, this keeps coming up as something I really want to do.

“Oh, but it’s complicated, you’ve got to get all the formatting right”

“How long does a Kindle book need to be (word-count-wise)”

What does your Perfect Day look like

What does your Perfect Day look like?

Or your perfect week?  Month?  Year?

 

As part of the Inner Circle mentoring group that I’m currently in, I was asked to describe my ideal day.

 

I don’t know about you, but I found bits of this easy (“No alarm clocks!”) and bits of this hard (“but…what will I do without being restricted by someone else’s structure & rules?  What if I run amok?!”)

 

(As a side note, I’m writing this while still employed, hence the reference to the structure & rules of another.  Workplaces are entirely within their rights to have structure and rules!)