Does writing intimidate you?
Have you ever heard the term “limiting belief?”
Simply put, It’s that little voice in your head that holds you back from doing something you want to do.
Limiting beliefs are roadblocks stopping you from living the life of your dreams.
These thoughts can be conscious or unconscious.
They may be based on past experiences. Or, they could stem from something a parent, teacher, friend, partner, coworker, client, or stranger once said.
Limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes … though they usually begin with a few common phrases:
- I can’t …
- I’m not a ….
- I don’t like to …
- I’m terrified of …
- That’s not for me …
- I’m not good enough …
- I’m not talented enough …
- I’m not the type of person who …
- Other people do it better, so why try …
Over time, these limiting beliefs come to define us. They control our actions – and our lack of action.
Limiting beliefs are a normal part of the human experience.
Everyone has them; albeit, at different volumes. However, creative people like us tend to hear that voice extra loud.
Somewhere along the line, we get the message that our creative passions are not a “good way to spend our time.”
“You can’t get rich off being creative,” they say.
“Stop dreaming and be responsible,” the voice says.
If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you are not alone.
My own limiting belief voice shouts at me on a daily basis.
But here’s the thing …
You don’t have to listen to it!
Every child is born an artist.
We all have a creative spark that burns inside us.
If you’re reading this, you love photography.
You’re probably intrigued (and a little terrified) at the prospect of writing and storytelling.
I hear it all the time when chatting with people about my online course: From Taking Photos to Making Memories.
I certainly hear it from people who are considering starting an online business using organic marketing to make money online..
- “I can’t write.”
- “I’m not a good writer.”
- “Writing intimidates me.”
- “My parents told I had to get a real job.”
- “I can’t tell stories.”
Can you guess what each of those statements are?
That’s right … limiting beliefs.
Storytelling is a muscle like any other – it has to be trained, toned, and flexed.
When I started my career, I was a terrible writer.
Grammatical mistakes, poor sentence structure, lack of flow … the list goes on.
I still can’t believe that people gave me such positive feedback.
“Greg. We love your stories.”
“I feel like I’m right there with you.”
“I get so excited every time I see your name in my inbox.”
All that early praise tells me one thing …
People will love whatever you put out there!
Because no one else is doing it!
Storytelling is different.
Storytelling stands out in the crowd.
Even if your storytelling muscle still needs to be toned, the fact that you’re going to the mental gym puts you light years ahead of 99% of photographers and creative entrepreneurs out there.
Tell that voice in your head to eff off.
YOU ARE A WRITER.
YOU ARE A STORYTELLER.
YOU CAN DO THIS!
And, if it gets too scary and you need a compassionate ear to work through your roadblocks, I’m always here for you.
Let’s do this together!
A Journey Awaits.