The number of times I’ve heard women say, “but there are already so many people teaching about this topic,” or “there’s too much competition,” or “I’ll never catch up to her,” or “but I don’t have anything worth saying.”
YOU GUYS. Can you imagine if I had let those thoughts stop me when there were a ton of people already talking about Paleo? Writing about Paleo? Teaching about Paleo? Talking about healthy fats and oils?
What if I hadn’t kept going when things seemed not worth doing? What if I had let every new book that released be the reason why I wouldn’t write another one? What if I had not traveled to that next city to teach a seminar or sign books?
You. Your mother. Your aunt. Your father. Your cousin. Your best friend…
Thousands of people would never have had their lives touched in a way that will mean they’ll never be the same.
I am no different than you are, I just SHUT THEM DOWN when those tiny “why bother?” thoughts creep in because IF I HELP ONE PERSON TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE, it’s worth it. It can’t be about the money or the notoriety. It HAS to be about your burning desire to simply share your own voice about whatever topic you feel passionate. That’s it.
You have a voice. You have a UNIQUE point of view and experience that no one else has. Share it with a goal of helping ONE PERSON. Then let that be your measure of success, and let it build from there.
Don’t let the idea of “not being enough” stop you from giving of yourself for the benefit of another person. That’s selfish, don’t you think?
Ok, so tell me, how are you going to use your voice?