I’m fed up. I’ve been trying for aaaages to make this website follow the “rules” of what a consultant, coach and speaker website is supposed to look like. I’m done. I’m doing it my way. All the experts keep saying telling me not to put in the kitesurfing in because it’s confusing.
Well you know what? It’s more confusing when big chunks of me are missing from my site. So I’m putting them in. And who do you want to work with? Someone with a site that follows all the rules of marketing copy or someone who is real?
Where in your life are you putting other people’s opinions ahead of what you know is right for you?
When you have a problem do you go talk it over with the village? Or everyone on your Facebook feed? All you get is a hundred different opinions filtered through those people’s views or the world. They may have the best of intentions, and NO one knows what is right for you except for you.
When I was first learning to kiteboard lots of people had lots of advice. One person in particular. One day he got really frustrated with me and accused me of not listening. I explained that just because I didn’t choose to take his advice didn’t mean I didn’t listen to it.
Clients tell me they don’t know what to do. But they do know. They are just out of the habit of listening to themselves. With the advent of the 24 hour news shows, mobile social everything opinion has become the main filler. It is the empty carbs of communication.
The only person’s opinion that matters in your life is your own. To hear it you have to make room for it.
Listening to yourself is not an occasional event when you have to make a big decision. It is a daily discipline. For me that is through a practice called Daily Pages from The Artist’s Way. Every morning I write 3 sides of 8×11 plain white paper. It is a brain dump. I write whatever comes to mind. It’s amazing what comes out.
What will turn off the external flood of opinion so you can hear yourself think?
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