Famous last words of a stuck mentality:
I never did it that way before. I don’t know how to navigate the social media sites. I don’t have a platform. I don’t know how to self-publish. I just don’t understand all that high tech stuff.
Whatever famous last words you use an excuse doesn’t matter — as long as you allow them to stop you they are working.
My Grandpa Kelley was a hero to me. One time he came to visit us in Germany. I was excited to show him the Alps. I remember beaming with pride as we drove through the winding roads.
My bubble was busted when I heard my beloved Grandfather mumble, “You can’t see anything with all these mountains in the way.”
What?! How could it be that he didn’t share my love for the Alps? He was from North Dakota and flat lands were familiar to him. The towering Alps were disturbing to him. Many people feel the same way about Internet based businesses and promotion.
We are all guilty of not recognizing the beauty in the unfamiliar. We can step away from the present and our very own futures out of fear. Reed B. Markham said, “If you are standing still, you are also going backwards. It takes great effort to maintain forward movement.” This is a great reminder that we can’t settle in for the ride. We must constantly be growing, learning, expanding and gaining new talents. [Continue reading]