Do What Scares You, part 2

April 28, 2020

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So here we are, most of us still sheltering at home. Week 6? Candidly, I try not to count. And at the same time there are many modern day heroes helping us through these strange and stressful times. We are so grateful for you.

I am also grateful to hear about so many of your creative solutions. How you are adjusting and responding to this new way of living. Those examples continue to inspire me to move forward in new areas as well. Move forward into areas that are uncomfortable. I am reminded of a favorite quote from John Wooden:

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."


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There is so much we can't do right now. And the same time I have a more time on my hands than usual. So I am continuing on the same path as shared in last month's blog. Doing what scares me. Last month my focus was on updating the company website and video. This month is social media.

So what changed? Why now? Sure, the extra home office time has helped. But there were two important things that happened to move me forward. First, I had to get real and clear regarding the emotions I had about moving forward in this area. Stop pretending I wasn't uncomfortable and start understanding what was behind it. Second, I needed a shift in my thinking about social media. From the declaration of what social media seemed to be (self promotion) to the declaration of what I want it to be (an extension of my purpose).

That was enough to get me started. Truth is, I am still a little anxious. This is new territory for me. But I am walking toward what scares me. Yes, I am now posting on both Facebook and Instagram. Times of change are an amazing opportunity to work on areas we want to move forward in. Areas and opportunities we have been wanting to address. So I am trying to put that in practice. Trying not to let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

Kate Johnson
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