‘This is the worst email I’ve ever written.’
‘This is the worst Podcast I’ve ever recorded.’
‘This is the worst video I’ve ever shot.’
‘This is the worst blog post I’ve ever created.’
Why are we our OWN WORST CRITIC?
I get emails every day from Fire Nation with some variation of: ‘John, I hear you say how bad your first 50 eps were…I listened and they weren’t so bad!’
Oh yes they were.
Who am I?
My own worst critic.
Fire Nation…BELIEVE me when I say the only person who can stop you from achieving anything and everything you want to achieve is YOU.
You don’t like that email you just wrote?
So what…SEND IT
You don’t like that Podcast you just recorded?
So what…PUBLISH IT
You don’t like how the lighting was in your latest video?
So what…SHARE IT
You don’t like the flow of your most recent blog post?
So what…TWEET THE CRAP OUT OF IT.
You get the picture?
I love the quote by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman:
‘If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.’
SHIP Fire Nation…JUST SHIP.
Get your voice out into the world, and stop waiting for permission.
Me? I’d rather ask for forgiveness than for permission.
Why? Because I’m a blankin ENTREPRENEUR.
Let this rant IGNITE something inside you Fire Nation, and let me know in the comments below what that IGNITION is!
I’m here for you…