I currently live in Brooklyn with my three little boys and husband. What can I say, I’m the unofficial -but official - Queen in my house. I love weird combinations of food (more on that later), going out (MOMS CAN DANCE TOO), and seeing the "A-HA" look on a founder's face when they unleash the story that has been buried in them and their business for way too long.
I stumbled upon a Note I made in 2011 about all the stories I wanted to tell for NBC or just do on my own. At that time I was at NBC in NY but not doing what I wanted to be doing so I was always THINKING and PLANNING how I’d get the attention of one of the TV units.
Guess how many of these ideas I actually executed on?
I operated in that mode for many, many years. I’d write down all the things I WANTED to do, achieve, try. But could never cross out anything. I was always low-key frustrated because I never FELT like I was doing what I really wanted to do. It was like an annoying itch that I could just never scratch.
It was never the right time. I would discover a hiccup and THANK GOD I hadn’t started it because it wouldn’t have worked anyway….
And then I had kids and I swear to God I woke up one day and was like “IMMA GONNA DIE ONE DAY.”
Something changed. I became a DOer. An Executor.
I started doing projects, taking up hobbies, learning new things because SEE MY DEATH STAR STATEMENT ABOVE.
Oddly enough, “things” started happening in my life once I started taking more action and I was SLOWLY moving closer toward that feeling of “I am doing what I should be doing.”
So allow me to pontificiate briefly:
📣One of the biggest delays in getting to that feeling of “doing what you’re meant to do” is planning.
😬You are doing too much planning.
Stop planning and writing list after list.
👉🏼Yes it’s important, but not as important as just creating.
Why did I feel like I had to wait for permission?
💥Youtube was around. I could have blogged. Could have posted the stories to Facebook. IG was still pretty new…Point is I had options to go and create but I didn’t. I look at my list of ideas and feel a little sorry for my younger self. I was so scared to try things! But for what?
👉🏼If you have the skill and the desire, start executing. Start teaching. Start that course. Make that video. Write that article.
💃Even if it sucks (it probably will) But you will get better.
🌟Because DEATHSTAR newsflash you’re not on this planet forever and you’re doing the world a huge disservice by being afraid to just go do what you want to do.
OK, you’re welcome for a healthy dose of “WTF are you doing to my anxiety levels Patrice”.