Be the change you want to see in the world.
No. I’m not shooting for that level of recognition. (Not yet, anyhow.)
I just agree mightily with that quote.
There’s complaining and wishing, which are passive and harmful.
And there’s developing a plan and executing it, which are active and beneficial.
If you don’t like the way things are, you have to DO something about it
Not just talk.
My site is one way I do that.
One of the hardest things to ever undertake is getting your message out to the world and then standing by it
It’s scary sometimes. I used to get viciously attacked for the last great thing I did.
I achieved the impossible but my results mattered little to the supporters of “The Old Way.”
They refused to acknowledge what was staring them in the face.
That was their fear talking through them to me and I knew it. But it still hurt.
I battled onward for years before I realized I was fighting the wrong fight and could be more effective here, doing what I am doing with you right now.
I can even get my original job done better by sidestepping it as I have.
So, I’ve endured the trials by fire. I’ve stood up for what I believe in.
Maybe you’re in a similar fix.
There is a finesse to this. And other times, there is just the fight.
The fight is really nothing more than feedback
It’s telling you something valuable. What that is differs from topic to topic, event to event.
But I can walk you through the setup of your message with an eye on what I’ve experienced and what I’ve learned that others have experienced.
Together we can see how you might be shooting yourself in the foot in a way you can’t foresee right now.
At other times, you’re just in for a fight and then the strategy will be to stay professional and make sure we can back all we claim with facts from a third-party source.
Even then you may not win some of the battles. And that too, is feedback. You may need to alter your approach yet again.
Or you may find you need to alter who your audience is or how you’re reaching out to them.
There is nothing sweeter than “firing” a client or even your audience when it becomes clear that the pain outweighs the gain.
Remember: you’re not here to please everyone and it’s impossible to try
Just don’t get yourself unnecessarily locked into a headache. It happens sometimes.
I’ll help you find whatever level of comfort you seek, should this type of a thing be an issue for you, and still get your message out to those who need it most.
By doing so, I am being the change I wish to see in the world.
I wish someone had told me years ago about some of the things I now know. Would’ve saved me a bunch of grief.
I am changing how some of this kind of advice gets shared and when.
I “listen” to my own feedback too.