Let’s talk about sharing the words you put on the page. A lot of people don’t share what they write because they’re scared. They say stuff like:
- I’m too busy to write.
- I can’t seem to get my ideas on paper.
- I know what I wanna say, but I just don’t know how to say it.
- Spellcheck was invented just for me!
- It’s just not my thing.I hate writing. (And reading. And words. And the alphabet.)
Some of this is true. But, really, most people are afraid of sounding stupid. They’re afraid a typo, a misplaced comma or a run-on sentence will prevent their idea from being communicated clearly.
It’s okay to be afraid. And it’s okay to decide not to hone a particular skill set. But, it’s not okay to let a fear of communication keep you from running your business. Don’t let it keep you from sharing or doing that awesome thing only you can do. Most importantly, don’t let fear keep you boxed into a soundproof room.
Communicate with your folks. Approach it with whimsy. Write love letters to your customers. Hire someone to write for you–it doesn’t have to be me–so you can get your ideas out there in the universe. Start a podcast. Shoot a photo. Send a tweet.
Get brave. Tell your your business story.