A number of the clients I’ve been working with lately seem to be struggling with the same thing. They’ve got big things they want to create — their book or their blog or their business — but they hit a brick wall somewhere along the way and the resistance is strong.
When we dig a little deeper, we discover that what they’re really struggling with is the disconnect between what they want to do and what they think they have to do in order to be successful.
And if what they think they have to do doesn’t sit right with them, the creativity can come to a grinding halt.
In a world where we’re constantly being marketed to and told do X and Y in order to get Z, it’s all too easy to get hung up executing the X and Y without focusing on all those other lovely letters of the alphabet.
You know what I’m talking about — how many times have you been told there’s a right way to write your blog or there’s a formula you have to use to write your sales page or there’s the most effective format for your resume or there’s the perfect way to grow your mailing list.
But if those ways don’t feel in alignment with you, not only won’t they work for you — they’ll prevent you from moving forward.
Are there strategies that people have found success with when it comes to blogging or writing or building a business or finding a job? Sure. Can you learn something from them? Absolutely.
But at the end of the day, take what works for you and toss out the rest.
When we focus on doing it our own way, what we do or create most reflects who we are. And I believe that kind of creation can have the most powerful impact of all.