Putting It Out There

Since writing my post on getting vulnerable last week, I’ve been approaching my work and my life differently. And for me, that looks like shutting off the part of my brain that thrives in resistance (this is the part that gets bogged down in research, loves to over think things, and whose perfectionistic tendencies stall me every time when it comes to making things happen) and just putting stuff out there – new ideas, new coaching offerings, new calls, new collaborations.

I don’t remember a time when I’ve felt more in the flow and have taken such quick action on the ideas that come in. It’s been an exciting, motivating, adrenaline-filled week.

But it’s not all good. It’s also been a week of “oh shits.”

Because just putting stuff out there means I might fall flat on my face…big time.

Now, of course I know that failure’s my friend. I mean, it’s where all the good ideas come from, right? I do truly believe this, but still, being a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal, while being very fun, is also a little scary.

Still, I’m going with it. What’s my other option, really?

Play it safe? I’ve done that before. It just keeps me in the exact same place, only frustrated.

Do what I’ve done before? Sure, I could do that, but that gets boring. I want to stretch.

Analyze, examine, and research to death until I feel 100% comfortable with taking the step? I’ll still second-guess myself, only this time I’ll have wasted oodles of time in the process.

Hence, the putting stuff out there. If it works, awesome. If it doesn’t, I learn something.

I can’t lose either way.

4 comments so far

  1. Gia on

    AWESOME Debbie!
    Thanks for sharing I loved your post about getting vulnerable and I REALLY love this post about putting it out there! I totally relate to “playing it safe” and feeling like I’m not really going anywhere and it’s SUPER annoying! Thank you for sharing the simple reminder that it if works, awesome and if not we get to learn something! LOVE THAT! I’m all over it!

    • debadmin on

      Thanks Gia :) Playing it “safe” is really not playing at all! (Something I’m still learning…)

  2. Betsy on

    Inspiring — I need your bravery. Thank you for modelling it in a way that highlights the glory AND is open about the vulnerability!

    • debadmin on

      Thanks so much Betsy. Knowing I have peeps in my corner like you makes it much easier to be brave!

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