Write until you’re not afraid.
I’m back, after a break from writing.
I had an inspirational conversation with Seth Godin (this is not the CallToAction – for you to click on to listen to that podcast, but if you do, you may see why it’s inspired me to start writing again). He told me some things, and one of them stuck…
Write until you are not afraid.
In thinking about why I stopped writing, it seemed to come about the time I went to a large conference in Colorado Springs in June, now a year or two ago. I may have met you there. While I was at this conference, I felt overloaded by questions, and pleas for help. I wasn’t used to this, and I questioned why I would put myself in a position where so many people that I’d never met would ask me for help.
How did you do that? How do I do this?
It was overwhelming for me, I wasn’t equipped to handle so many questions. I questioned why I would want to continue to fuel this new line of enquiries when I was already over extended with my current projects.
The truth is I was afraid.
I was afraid of the unknown. I was afraid to be responsible for people changing the direction of their lives, because of what I was saying. What if things didn’t turn out? Wouldn’t it be my fault? What if I couldn’t answer so many questions? Of course, this was taking away from my hours to make revenues, revenues I needed to support my family and myself.
Then Seth told me something that I can’t shake, one of many things actually.
If you’re someone who generally cares, and someone that’s authentically generous, you’ll be taken care of (this is how I took it at least).
To me, nothing is more noble than being generous. It’s what I strive to be, so I want to be generous to the point of taking risks and taking from my time to create revenues.
So, I’m back, and while I feign toughness, I’m unsure, a little less afraid but I’m forging ahead.
I’m back writing, and I am back to giving as much as I possibly can. I’m also on a quest to find my true calling. I don’t know what that quest is yet, but I know it’s out there and talking to guests like Seth on the Passion Project Podcast makes me want to cause a ruckus. What’s the sound of causing a ruckus? I’m not sure, but it sounds like fun.
As of today, I’m back to helping people as much as I can. My chosen path to help people, is to discuss their software projects. Help them figure out how to get them developed, and which is the best team, what technologies they should consider using, and what type of development tools they’ll need to get started. There won’t be any charge for me to help find you a killer development team. Why? Because I have a hand selected team of developers that can’t afford a full time sales guy for their team, and they’ll pay me to bring a qualified software project. So it won’t cost you anything to speak to me. I may be able to help you, I hope so, or I may not but I’ll at least make you think of some things you likely haven’t thought of. Plus, if you need it, I place you with one of my 5 developer teams within 48 hours. These are teams that I would use myself to develop my own software. I keep the amount of developers I work with to a very small and manageable number.
Going forward, I’m going to write more, and write until I am not afraid.
Thanks Seth for bringing me back around, again.