Blogging is almost 100% between the ears because the actions you take and energy you feel through the day dictates your direction.
Bloggers who believe in self have a superhuman ability to move forward calmly, quickly and easily. Fear does not burden this crowd. Even though fear still enters their mind, believers just feel it, release it and keep going forward. But bloggers doubting self and blog slow down, frenzy themselves, stop, start, re-start, hesitate, hem, haw, wait, try to be patient although it really is fear, try to be calm although they feel terrified, try to get the job done although they feel convinced the thing won’t sell, anyway. Guys; I know this head game. I played this head game with myself for much of my blogging career.
The only way to get through the head game and to believe in self and blog is to travel through your fears versus turning around. The only way to travel through fears is to do the thing you fear doing because traveling through fears requires feeling the fears intimately. My day #2 as a blogger over a decade ago involved me nudging into deep, pulsating fears. I told Kelli I intended to quit because I had no clue what I was doing. Who was I? Why would people trust me? What was a blog? I knew nothing. I cried for a little bit because overwhelmed emotions of all I needed to learn and practice and do completely leveled me. But I received a critical lesson on my 2nd day as a blogger: I immediately began learning how to believe in myself and my blog by facing, feeling and releasing deep fears.
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I earned that title 6 months after creating Blogging From Paradise. I nudged into fears deeply and swiftly to remove these doubts and to replace with a firm belief in self and in Blogging From Paradise. Believe in you or nobody else believes in you. Believe in your blog or nobody else believes in your blog. Nobody gets on board until you are on board. Capiche? Understand? Nobody believes deeply in your blog until you believe deeply in your blog. Money, traffic, success, all is a mirror to you, reflecting back to you what you genuinely believe in your heart. I see it being clarity. I am clear on this; I can really write, and broadcast live. So, as a product-reflection of that clarity, I publish 10-12 posts some days between written articles and live broadcast posts. 12 posts reflect my belief in self and blog back to me. 12 posts also expand my success.
Nobody sees success until bloggers believe deeply in self and in their blogs, which manifests as being super generous, abundant, trusting and chill, from a relaxed, peaceful vibe.
What does believing deeply in yourself and in your blog, mean? This means not being rattled despite any criticism lobbed your way. If someone posts a negative review of you, your blog or your products, and you feel upset, worried, defensive or angry, you do not believe deeply in self, because your negative feelings clearly indicate you believe more deeply in the opinions of an unhappy person more than you believe in self.
This journey opens your eyes and slaps you with reality. Gotta be that way to weed out doubting bloggers to make room for confident, abundant, generous bloggers, to rise to the top.