Share Your Fears & Empowering Statements

  • Share Your Fears & Empowering Statements

     Monica updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago 111 Members · 262 Posts
  • Team – 30DBC

    Organizer
    March 6, 2020 at 6:20 am
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    Today you have reframed your fears and written down empowering statements. Share them with others and encourage others by commenting.

  • Marie Palmeri

    Member
    March 19, 2020 at 8:10 pm
    410

    Fear : I am not sure if people will be interested in my purpose and goals and I do not think that my writing skills are enough to catch people’s attention.

    Statement : I’m going to go through this course and learn more about writing articles and blogging. I will do my best to read and reply to people’s comments as well.

    • Lisa Lysen

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 12:24 am
      495

      I’ve seen your website. Your purpose and your goals are awesome! You can cross this fear right off your list because your blog is going to be interesting!

      • Marie Palmeri

        Member
        March 23, 2020 at 2:24 am
        410

        Hello, Lisa. Thank you for being as confident as I am! LOL! I am looking forward to reading your posts and learning from you.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm
      175

      I think your blog is very interesting. It sounds like you are writing from a very personal space, from the heart. That’s the most powerful place a person can come from. It is great.

    • Jessica Mason

      Member
      March 25, 2020 at 11:00 am
      135

      We cannot focus on our fears, usually I hate writing. So obviously I’m not the best at writing, but if you’re writing about something your passionate about it will flow naturally!! Keep working hard, it will all pay off some day!!

    • Karen Scofield

      Member
      April 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm
      860

      I love the purpose of your blog. You are providing awareness to a very important topic through your own experience. I also love that your spreading inspiration and are passionate about creation. Excited to read your content.

    • Julie Mayfield

      Member
      May 14, 2020 at 6:17 pm
      430

      Your site is a blessing, and runs really smooth! I want to follow but I couldn’t find an optin/join list thing

    • Josh

      Member
      September 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm
      395

      Marie! I checked out your blog, people will definitely be interested and inspired. You can touch the world with this one.

  • Danielle Baker

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm
    395

    Fear: I am afraid to expose my private life to the world.

    Statement: I am challenging myself to make an impact in this world. Sharing my personal struggles and mistakes can encourage others to start taking action without fear of being imperfect in the process”.

    • Lisa Lysen

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 12:26 am
      495

      What a great way to make an impact. I look forward to your posts.

    • Marie Palmeri

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 2:26 am
      410

      I can relate to your fears, Danielle, but if exposing our life is one way to make a difference in this crazy world we live in, then we should do so. Many people need to be taught and be inspired.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 24, 2020 at 8:19 pm
      175

      You are being vulnerable and that takes bravery. That is what I see. Boundaries are our friends too, if you ever feel like something is too personal, you can choose not to share or to share it creatively.

    • Jessica Mason

      Member
      March 25, 2020 at 11:04 am
      135

      That totally understandable! Just focus on you content and know that you could help someone during a difficult time in their life. People learn by example, so by putting your experiences out there you can be an example for others to follow!!! Good job, and happy blogging!!!!

    • Yoshitaka Koishikawa

      Member
      April 1, 2020 at 12:22 am
      380

      Your blog is an inspiration we need. I always try and remind myself to bring my own bag and sometimes forget. I appreciate the realness in your writing to become better at something we all should be doing.

    • Kiara Smith

      Member
      April 5, 2020 at 5:20 pm
      455

      I believe one of the greatest gifts we can give to the world is sharing pieces of who we are! You are going to inspire so many people with your bravery to share parts of you. Looking forward to reading your blog!

    • Karen Scofield

      Member
      April 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm
      860

      Hi Danielle. I’m impressed with the content and purpose of your blog. Really useful information and I’m glad you’re sharing it with the world. Also a nice reminder to embrace imperfection.

    • Shelly Stone

      Member
      April 10, 2020 at 3:45 am
      790

      I love your Statement. I find it very inspiring. You make me feel braver!

    • Alexis King

      Member
      May 1, 2020 at 1:26 am
      110

      I applaud your bravery! What a selfless thing to do to put aside your fears in the interest of helping others. I look forward to reading your blog as this challenge continues!

    • Cathryn Unverricht

      Member
      May 8, 2020 at 12:12 am
      395

      I share this fear with you! I’m rooting for you.

    • Alejandro P. Montero

      Member
      May 10, 2020 at 5:20 am
      175

      The most powerful person in the room is the one who has nothing to hide.

    • Melissa.dunnington

      Member
      June 8, 2020 at 4:55 pm
      530

      I have the same fears, but I feel we can put them aside with this challenge and knowing we can help others will help us conquer them.

  • Kaitlin Morrow

    Member
    March 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm
    65

    Fear: I am afraid I will be too distracted by everyday life to stay on top of things as I need to. I am afraid that I will not have the support I need from others to give me the time in the day that I need to accomplish my goals and really kick start my career.

    Statement: I will make this my top priority, other than my twins, just like I would with any other career/job that requires me to be away from home for hours at a time. I will make sure I have full support as I would with any other career/job.

    • Lisa Lysen

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 12:28 am
      495

      That’s such a great attitude! Good for you πŸ™‚ looking forward to your blog!

    • Marie Palmeri

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 2:28 am
      410

      Just do your best, Kaitlin. Raising twins and working can be very difficult at times. I will try my best to keep up with your posts and supporting you.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 24, 2020 at 8:22 pm
      175

      Awesome statement. Just begin. Don’t worry about doing everything consistently, just do some when you can. If it is fun, you will want to do it more πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      Member
      March 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm
      0

      Time may be hard to carve out now, but you’re investing in yourself and your childrens’ future. Once you get going, you’ll have even more time to spend with them, which is what really matters!

    • Kiara Smith

      Member
      April 5, 2020 at 5:23 pm
      455

      This is one of my fears as well, but I like your reframe and definitely will be using for myself! You got this and you will do great!

  • Lisa Lysen

    Member
    March 23, 2020 at 12:22 am
    495

    Fear: I’m so afraid my stories won’t be interesting, that they’ll be too long and no one will read them … and then I’m also afraid someone will read them! LOL

    Empowerment: I’m going to do the best I can to make my website interesting and informative, keep my stories short and whether anyone reads them or not, I’ll be happy that I’m at least trying something I’ve always wanted to do!

    • Marie Palmeri

      Member
      March 23, 2020 at 2:31 am
      410

      The best that you can do is do the best that you can, Lisa. I am looking forward to your posts. I am sure that they will be interesting. It may not be so in the beginning but the more you type and share your thoughts with others, the better you will be at making your site interesting for the readers.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 24, 2020 at 8:23 pm
      175

      I agree with Marie, just do the best you can and then see? You’ll never know unless you try. Maybe they are great just as they are and all this worry is for nothing.

    • Cathryn Unverricht

      Member
      May 8, 2020 at 12:13 am
      395

      I also have this fear, but I believe everyone has something interesting to say if you just listen long enough!

    • Rachel Snead

      Member
      May 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm
      335

      That is another one of my fears!

  • Trina Low

    Member
    March 24, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    175

    Fear: I am afraid no one will be interested in my content and that people won’t want to do the work that I am suggesting.

    Statement: I am creating this because it is what I wish would have been there for me when I was going through hard times. I am doing this for me, I can always break down the work to make it easier to do.

    • Jessica Mason

      Member
      March 25, 2020 at 10:56 am
      135

      Don’t let that stop you! I picked a niche of going zero waste/eco friendly and there will definitely be people who scoff at our work and aren’t interested; However there will be people who fall absolutely inlove with the content you will be putting out! Remember to focus on those readers! I believe in you!

  • Jessica Mason

    Member
    March 25, 2020 at 10:52 am
    135

    Fear: I fear that I don’t have what it takes to to accomplish this goal, or it will ever become successful. I have picked such a small niche that it will be hard to gain the traction needed to really get going.

    Statement: If I keep pushing towards my goal and be bull headed about succeeding In the challenges the we as bloggers face, and write content that will grab a readers attention I will eventually get to where I wanna be.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm
      175

      Everything happens one action at a time, one foot in front of the other. Focus on the steps rather than the marathon! Everyone can take a step or steps. I like your niche, its something that intimidates me but I would love to learn more about and I think that you’ll find a lot of people feel the same way! It isn’t small, we all live on earth and need to do our part to take of her.

    • Karen Scofield

      Member
      April 6, 2020 at 5:01 pm
      860

      You deserve to pursue your goals and be successful at them and having a small niche is unique πŸ™‚ Everyone including yourself has something valuable to share with the world

    • Alejandro P. Montero

      Member
      May 10, 2020 at 5:34 am
      175

      Jessica, I started a green home architecture and construction business in 2001, in a small-minded city of 500 000 people in northern Canada.

      Almost 20 years later, the company is now designing 150+ unit multifamily buildings. We have presented projects in Boston in 2018.

      STAY TRUE TO YOUR PATH AND NEVER WAVER!

  • Ava Huan

    Member
    March 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm
    105

    Fear: I’m not sure what I write will interest people and would my friends think I am weird.

    Statement: I am exploring different topics as I find what I can write and people around me would be proud of myself one day.

    • Trina Low

      Member
      March 25, 2020 at 9:28 pm
      175

      If you write with heart people won’t care about small mistakes. It’s very impressive that you are creating a blog in a second language! Mistakes are humanizing and endearing, people are imperfect, it’s all good. Just try, practice, you will get better and better. All that matters is that you know you are valuable and doing what you love to do.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    March 27, 2020 at 3:22 pm
    0

    Fear: I think I may not be considered an authority on the subjects I want to write about

    Statement: I AM
    an authority on the subjects I want to write about because I have been through
    them and am living proof of success

    • Shelly Stone

      Member
      April 10, 2020 at 3:48 am
      790

      You’re right! There’s nothing more valuable than experiencing something for yourself. That qualifies you as an expert. Write on!

    • Iram Asghar

      Member
      April 18, 2020 at 3:18 am
      180

      Yeah! Its totally scary to put yourself out there and it makes you think about all the ways in which your voice may not be “enough” but it is enough! Because everyone’s stories matter and the most qualified person to tell your story is you ^_^ You are definitely and authority on yourself, no doubt.

    • Alejandro P. Montero

      Member
      May 10, 2020 at 5:35 am
      175

      You DEFINITELY WILL NOT be considered an authority on the subjects you want to write about if you remain anonymous.

    • Rachel Snead

      Member
      May 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm
      335

      You have the power to influence, and command attention from those around you. Nothing is ever easy in life, but it will be worth it! We are each our own success stories!

  • Kyden Power-O’Toole

    Member
    March 29, 2020 at 7:37 am
    35

    Fear: I am afraid that people won’t be interested in what I am writing and that no one will visit my site.

    Statement: I am going to continue to write content that I think is interesting until it interests and draws in other people as well.

  • Brittany Mazur

    Member
    March 29, 2020 at 6:25 pm
    40

    Fear: I don’t think my blog will have good enough substance to gain anyones interest.

    Statement: I am learning to blog and overtime I shall gain the experience to write a meangingful, fun blog that many will be able to relate to.

  • Hannah Aina

    Member
    March 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    120

    I am not sure of what I am doing. This is quite new and challenging to me

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 1, 2020 at 1:48 am
      8380

      Hi Hanna. The wonderful thing about our community is that most of us are new to this! You can always share either your insecurities and successes with us πŸ™‚ It is only human to feel fear at the beginning but starting is already such a huge step and we are proud of you for it!

  • Clarissa Cabbage

    Member
    March 30, 2020 at 10:23 pm
    605

    Fear: I’ve blogged before but wasn’t able to build a follower base. I’m worried that my blog will fall on deaf ears and that I will be wasting my time.

    Re-framed: I am taking the time to learn to blog the right way so that I can build a successful blog that people will relate to and enjoy reading.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 1, 2020 at 1:46 am
      8380

      Hi Clarissa. What a wonderful approach to try again! This time you have all the right tools to improve your skills and see what you’ve done wrong on your other projects. Be gentle with yourself πŸ™‚ there is no such thing as a failure, you can always learn something from every situation! Good luck on your journey.

    • Sherri Cummings

      Member
      May 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm
      320

      I like your blog. You go this.

  • Callen Williams

    Member
    March 30, 2020 at 10:34 pm
    275

    Fear: I’m afraid of failure.

    Statement: I will embrace it and use it as a learning experience.

    Fear: I’m afraid of what others will think of my writing and opinions.

    Statement: I will use criticism as motivation to improve.

    Fear: I have no clue what I am doing

    Statement: I will learn.

    Fear: What if I end up wasting my time.

    Statement: I am one step closer to learning something new and learning new skills.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 1, 2020 at 1:43 am
      8380

      Hey Callen. No time is wasted when you are developing and improving yourself πŸ™‚ but all very common fears at the start. We are here to help you πŸ™‚ thank you for taking the first step and being here with us! We can’t wait to see what your project turns into.

  • Rowena Powell

    Member
    March 31, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    220

    Fear: I have never blogged before and am not sure if lm a good writer.

    Empowerment: l accept the challenge l have set myself to learn to blog and develop my writing as l do enjoy doing it.

  • Rowena Powell

    Member
    March 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm
    220

    Fear: l fear putting myself out there for unfair judgemental criticism.

    Empowerment: l will develop the ability to make use of constructive criticism and put unfair criticism in the garbage where it belongs.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 1, 2020 at 12:58 am
      8380

      Hi Rowena. It’s totally normal to fear criticism! Everyone feels that when starting their journey. The good news is: the more you develop your skills, the more confident you will become about your project! Be easy on yourself and give yourself the time to learn properly. Taking the step to enrol the course and put yourself out there is already so brave πŸ™‚

  • Yoshitaka Koishikawa

    Member
    April 1, 2020 at 12:02 am
    380

    Fear: With my current writing skills and knowledge, I don’t know how to make a good successful blog that people enjoy reading.

    Statement: I’m learning how to grow a successful blog that people will enjoy and I am learning how to have fun writing and doing something new.

  • Yoshitaka Koishikawa

    Member
    April 1, 2020 at 12:13 am
    380

    Fear: I fear that I won’t be able to consistently do my blog or finish this challenge due to procrastination and other priorities.
    Statement: I will prioritize my blog just like my job, and learn just to be just good enough than rather a perfectionist

  • Yoshitaka Koishikawa

    Member
    April 1, 2020 at 12:16 am
    380

    Fear: I fear that my content isn’t specific enough and worry that people may not be interested in what I have to write or say

    Statement: I will form my own compelling brand by experimenting with what kind of content people like and learn from my mistakes.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 1, 2020 at 12:42 am
      8380

      Hi Yoshi! All of your fears are very normal within our community but the good news is they are all things you can work on in our course πŸ™‚ taking the first step to start is already a big deal! Be easy on yourself and invest your time into improving your skills, your success is in your hands. Good luck with your project πŸ™‚

      • Yoshitaka Koishikawa

        Member
        April 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm
        380

        Thanks Monica, Grateful for the support and community here!

  • Phoenix Cooper

    Member
    April 2, 2020 at 8:15 am
    480

    Fear- I won’t be taken seriously and no one will read my posts.

    statement- I will prove that I can be taken seriously by the quality of my posts, and I will learn what my audience would like to read, so that they will read my posts.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 3, 2020 at 1:40 am
      8380

      This is a very normal fear for someone who puts himself out there! It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to share a part of us and wait for it to work out. You are doing great by just taking the first steps into your journey. All that matters is that you try πŸ™‚ And our community will always be here to help you with any doubts or fears, as well to celebrate your successes!

  • Arianna Christians

    Member
    April 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    315

    Fear: I don’t have a specific thing when someone asks what my blog is about.

    Statement: I already have the framework and through my writing I’ll figure out what my blog is about.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 3, 2020 at 1:38 am
      8380

      Hi Arianna! Welcome to our challenge πŸ™‚ That is a very common fear amongst bloggers but the good thing is: as soon as you start, there is only room for improvement. You took the first step and that is a big deal! Everything will flow naturally and your blog will find its niche in no time. Good luck with your journey πŸ™‚ and don’t forget to setup email marketing for your blog πŸ™‚

  • Nohea March

    Member
    April 3, 2020 at 5:06 am
    105

    Fear: I fear that people will not enjoy my blogs.

    Statement: I will remember that I cannot please everyone and that I will find my tribe!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 4, 2020 at 12:58 am
      8380

      Hi Nohea! That is why it is so important to find our niche, our little tribe that identifies with us and with out content. You are just starting off your journey, so remember you will definitely get there. We are here to help you!

  • Linda Ray

    Member
    April 3, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    40

    Fear: I am afraid that I won’t have the discipline to keep up with my blog on a regular basis.

    Statement: Working on developing self-discipline is one of the reasons I started this challenge. After 30 days it will be a habit that will continue.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 4, 2020 at 12:57 am
      8380

      Hi Linda. That is such a normal fear that so many people struggle with. Here you have all the right tools to develop all of your skills, especially self-discipline and consistency. We are all our accountability partners and I wanna see your project flourish and grow πŸ™‚ good luck!

  • Carmen Ritchie

    Member
    April 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm
    160

    Fear: Nobody will care about what I have to say and share. I don’t have interesting enough ideas.

    Statement: I care about what I have to say and I am interested in my ideas so I enjoy what I am writing about. I have fun researching and building up my knowledge.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 4, 2020 at 1:12 am
      8380

      Welcome Carmen! This is a fear a lot of our members struggle with. But one thing we learned is that there is always someone in this world who can relate to the content you are creating. So go ahead, stay true to yourself, create content you love and trust that everything will flow into place πŸ™‚

  • Kelli Fullmer

    Member
    April 4, 2020 at 3:14 pm
    145

    Fear: I am afraid that I won’t be able to figure out the technical side of this and I am afraid I will mess something up (or unintentionally do something that is illegal) and not be able to fix it. So far it seems like I’ve been going in circles with this, I hope it gets more informative as I go on through the lessons.

    Statement: I am going to learn how to do all the technical stuff that scares me and I WILL DO THIS!

    • Brittany Keller

      Member
      April 4, 2020 at 11:48 pm
      470

      I completely understand that fear and totally agree! I’m not tech savvy either. Recently had a tech related issue with my blog and was given clear instructions on how to fix it after sending Matt an email about it after about 30 minutes, so I’m confident that we have the support we’ll need.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 5, 2020 at 4:30 am
      8380

      Hi Kelli. That is a very normal fear that a lot of beginner bloggers have! Here in the 30DBC we are ready to help in any way we can, to make sure you get through your challenge and become a successful blogger. Any questions you have you can always reach out to us πŸ™‚

  • Brittany Keller

    Member
    April 4, 2020 at 11:42 pm
    470

    Fear: I wonder if I’ll succeed at being a blogger.

    Statement: I am a talented writer and I want my talent to be seen as a skill. If I didn’t believe in myself, even just a little bit, I wouldn’t have signed up for this course.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 5, 2020 at 4:10 am
      8380

      Hi Brittany! Welcome to our challenge πŸ™‚ It depends on what you consider success, of course.. It can be having a place to share your thoughts and opinions or maybe it is monetizing your blog or having a large audience. But whatever it is, we are here to help you achieve it πŸ™‚

  • Kiara Smith

    Member
    April 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    455

    I am new to blogging and am not sure I will be good.

    Reframe: I am learning how to blog and I will be good at it because I will give it my all.

    I am scared no one will read my blog.

    Reframe: I have family and friends who will support my blog and read it. They will also share it with others

    I am scared I will not be able to create quality content.

    Reframe: I will learn what resources are important to families and share this information, which will produce quality content.

    I am scared I will fail.

    Reframe: If I do fail, it is still better than not trying and wondering, What If?

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 6, 2020 at 8:07 am
      8380

      Hi Kiara! Such great reframes πŸ™‚ Our team is here to help you always throughout your journey. All of your fears are very common but you have all the right tools to overcome them. And if you try, you succeeded already πŸ™‚

    • Shelly Stone

      Member
      April 10, 2020 at 3:52 am
      790

      We are all here to learn and grow together. I consider that to be the definition of success, so you’ve already claimed a β€œvictory” just by signing up!

  • Jenna Malin

    Member
    April 5, 2020 at 5:18 pm
    100

    Fear statements:

    I don’t know anything about blogging or code.

    I will not be able to keep up with the demands it poses.

    I will not be successful.

    I have wasted my time and money.

    Reframed statements:

    It’s okay that I don’t know how, because I’m going to learn along the way.

    The more that I learn, the easier it will be to learn how to keep up with it.

    I’m learning how to be successful.

    I am using my time and money to learn a new skill, no matter how good or bad I am at it.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 6, 2020 at 8:09 am
      8380

      Well done Jenna! I’m sure you saw that a lot of our community members share the same fears as you do. They are all thriving and so will you. We are here to help you every step of the way πŸ™‚

  • Karen Scofield

    Member
    April 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    860

    Fear: I don’t know if people will get value from my content

    Empowered: My content is valuable for myself and others

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 7, 2020 at 4:57 am
      8380

      That’s exactly right! It doesn’t matter if your content is valuable for a lot people if it isn’t for you. That is the main goal πŸ™‚ When you share something you are passionate about, people are drawn to you πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie Wilding

    Member
    April 10, 2020 at 3:08 am
    440

    Step 1: List your fears

    I have struggled to find success in blogging

    I worry that no one likes or is interested in what I write

    I am worried that I will never find success in blogging

    I am not sure that I can do this

    Step 2: Turn your fears into empowering statements

    I am working through a proven path to blogging success and am building the skills I need

    I will find a tone and topics that are of interest to people like me – building my tribe

    By sticking with it, I know I can do this

    • Shelly Stone

      Member
      April 10, 2020 at 3:54 am
      790

      I love where you said β€œI am working through a proven path…” It reminded me that we are in a program that has been successful for many others, so it can certainly work for us, too. Thank you for inspiring me!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 11, 2020 at 1:13 am
      8380

      That’s right Stephanie! Here in our challenge, you have all the tools to develop your skills. Trust yourself πŸ™‚ You will make it happen!

  • Shelly Stone

    Member
    April 10, 2020 at 3:59 am
    790

    Fear: I am afraid I will offend someone.

    Re-statement: If I offend someone, I’ll apologize and let it go.

    Fear: I am afraid I will be ineffective.

    Re-statement: I’m going to learn how to be more effective with my writing each day.

    Fear: I am afraid someone will criticize me/ my writing/ my mission.

    Re-statement: I will learn to welcome criticism as an opportunity to improve. If I know what I’m doing wrong, I can fix it.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 11, 2020 at 1:15 am
      8380

      Hi Shelly! These are all very legit fears that a lot of the challengers feel when they first begin. But as you develop your blogging skills, you also develop trust and self-confidence which are also very important when putting yourself out there. We are here to help you πŸ™‚

    • Alejandro P. Montero

      Member
      May 10, 2020 at 5:39 am
      175

      Shelly: DO NOT APOLOGIZE for offending someone. NEVER. Why? Because every day, just by being alive, we offend people, just by being ourselves.

      Be yourself, Shelly Stone, be yourself and let all those who are offended by you be offended, and may you walk on your path, head high, knowing that you are speaking your truth.

  • Mark Morrison

    Member
    April 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    145

    1. I fear no longer being successful
    2. I fear being a failure to my family
    3. I fear losing the life that I have built for my loved ones

    1. I am working towards establishing passive income and changing the metrics of what I consider to be successful.
    2. My family is supportive of my new direction in life.
    3. If we lose material things but gain financial independence it will be worth the sacrifice.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 11, 2020 at 1:18 am
      8380

      Hi Mark! These are very challenging times for all of us, especially during this economic and health crisis. Focusing on your blog will not only help you develop a lot of skills and hopefully monetise your blog, but also it will give you freedom to create a project you truly believe in and to choose your schedules and work hours. You will succeed, we are here to help you.

  • Dana Trummel

    Member
    April 11, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    490

    My Fear: I fear what my family and friends will think of my new adventure.

    My Statement: I will complete this challenge, improving my self confidence, and in turn will be able to accept both criticism and words of encouragement from all of the people in my life.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 13, 2020 at 2:52 am
      8380

      Hi Dana! That’s right, that’s the right attitude! You would be surprised of how supportive some people can be πŸ™‚ Be positive! Let them know that their support would be important but that you will still go ahead with your project no matter what.

  • Astha Sharma

    Member
    April 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm
    470

    Fear- What is people won’t find my blog interesting?

    Statement- I am learning to write interesting and highly engaging blogs.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 13, 2020 at 3:11 am
      8380

      All that matters is that your blog is interesting to you πŸ™‚ all the rest flows naturally!

  • Denisse Puello

    Member
    April 13, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    125

    Fear: I will lose the momentum and ideas of what to write about.

    I will have no views or support from anyone.

    Manifestation: I will wake up with new, refreshing and relatable topics every day.

    I will have an overwhelming amount of support and followers throughout my journey.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 14, 2020 at 5:22 am
      8380

      Welcome Denisse πŸ™‚ These are very common fears that are also very easy to overcome! Always carry a little journal or save any ideas on your phone. As for the support, start small! Start with your friends and family and you will be surprised of how supportive people are πŸ™‚

  • Dlwende Kabore

    Member
    April 14, 2020 at 9:06 pm
    180

    Fear : I ve never blog and i m really scared to not be a good and pertinent blog that will interess people

    Empowering : I m really excited to share my knowlegdes and my daily positive customer service experience with people. Specially to help those that are still having troubles to deal with Customer Service: ))

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 15, 2020 at 12:47 am
      8380

      Hi Dlwende πŸ™‚ Every new blogger has these sort of fears but I promise you, the better you get and the more you develop yourself, the fears dissipate. There are always people interested in all sorts of niches, just focus on writing about things that really interest you πŸ™‚

  • Angeline Deo

    Member
    April 15, 2020 at 6:43 am
    195

    Fear: I think there are better bloggers out there then me

    Statement: There will be people out there who will resonate with what I am writing about and enjoy it

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 16, 2020 at 1:43 am
      8380

      Competition only exists in our minds πŸ™‚ Do your thing, people are attracted to authenticity.

  • Isabelle Turcotte

    Member
    April 15, 2020 at 7:08 pm
    245

    Fear: Investing lot of time and energy, for a few $. (Low ROI)

    Statement: With time, I’ll will figure out the best way to align my essence with materialisation.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 16, 2020 at 1:44 am
      8380

      We all have to start somewhere, Isabelle πŸ™‚ Even if it doesn’t pay off in the beginning, it will in the long run. Good luck πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia Weaselbear

    Member
    April 16, 2020 at 12:59 am
    670

    Fear: People will be offended by what I write/say.

    Fear: People will expect me to have all the answers.

    Fear: The mysteries of technology, how they work together, and missing important details.

    Fear: Me making writing posts more difficult that it should be.

    Fear: Over analyzing things to the point of being paralyzed and unable to move forward.

    Fear: Not being myself and just having fun.

    Fear: Not being responsive enough for my readers.

    Statement: I am learning to be vulnerable and open with my life experiences and am just going to relax and have fun sharing with others. I know that I am imperfect and will accept that others understand that as well. I am super excited to learn how to communicate in different way. I also have access to many experts that will help me to learn the technology required at the level needed for my blog to be successful.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 16, 2020 at 1:45 am
      8380

      Such normal fears, Cynthia πŸ™‚ They are all possible to overcome with consistency, discipline and the development of your skills. You can do this!

  • Kim Whiteford

    Member
    April 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    375

    I am just getting started & hope I”m not in over my head!

    I am finding it all very interesting & exciting, a new venture!

    I hope everyone will find my posts once I get started to be informative, helpful and fun.

    Kim

    KWSkinMD

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 17, 2020 at 2:59 am
      8380

      This is a great approach to your fears, Kim! You will be successful πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Nada Cipher

    Member
    April 17, 2020 at 6:30 am
    145

    My fear is a won’t be relevant.

    empowering statement;

    I have insights about life that no one else does.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 18, 2020 at 2:14 am
      8380

      Well done Nada πŸ™‚ As long as you are relevant to yourself, your audience will flow to your content.

  • Iram Asghar

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 3:09 am
    180

    Fear: I am afraid of sharing my thoughts and personal art work/ process with the world… what if its too boring and no one reads my blog ? Or no one thinks that its work worth sharing ?

    Empowering statement: I am sharing my thoughts and work because I want to challenge myself, to grow through sharing with and helping others. People could be inspired by my ideas, techniques or learn from my mistakes. I have learned from so many artists bravely sharing their lives online and someone can learn from me too !

    • Jordan DeSwarte

      Member
      April 19, 2020 at 3:32 am
      105

      Awesome reframing of your fear! You’re already inspiring me by being vulnerable and sharing your thoughts!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 20, 2020 at 6:05 am
      8380

      What a great empowerment, Iram! This is so true, we all have a piece of ourselves to share with the world that so many people can relate to/identify with. You don’t have to be groundbreaking, just being you will attract so many people πŸ™‚

  • AMANDA ZOYA

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    475

    Fear: Learning the technical bits of blogging.

    Empowering statement: I am a badass and can learn anything I put my mind to.

    • Jordan DeSwarte

      Member
      April 19, 2020 at 3:31 am
      105

      YES! Exactly! I also have fears about technology and confusing web design/technical jargon, but that’s what learning is for πŸ˜€

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 20, 2020 at 6:06 am
      8380

      YOU ARE A BADASS! πŸ™‚ Love it. Good luck Amanda, can’t wait to see your project.

  • Jordan DeSwarte

    Member
    April 19, 2020 at 3:28 am
    105

    Fear: β€œI’m going to fail, will need to give up on my business dream, and I’ll have to go back to working at an hourly wage job to make money for the rest of my life.”

    Reframe: β€œI don’t believe in failure! I make mistakes, and I learn from them. If I put in the work, and chip away at it every day I am able, my goals will start forming into realities before my eyes, probably without fully realizing it. I may have to work at another job too for a while to make ends meet financially, but then I will make sure to be at a job that has good people and where I feel respected!”

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 20, 2020 at 6:08 am
      8380

      Well done at reframing your fears, Jordan! Remember you have such an interesting niche that is not that common, people will love it πŸ™‚

  • Emalie Shearer

    Member
    April 21, 2020 at 2:32 pm
    225

    Fear: I fear that I will fail with this blog by not doing the right steps, putting in enough effort, or writing content that nobody likes.

    Empowerment: I am going out of my comfort zone to do something I haven’t done before. I might not start of with huge success or perfection, however, practice makes perfect. With everyday I will improve in my writing and knowledge and get better and better. Rome wasn’t built in one day.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 22, 2020 at 6:33 am
      8380

      These are very normal fears to all of us, Emalie! I’m so glad you are stepping up and facing them, can’t wait to see your project πŸ™‚

  • Emalie Shearer

    Member
    April 22, 2020 at 2:35 am
    225

    I have more of a question related to today’s video regarding Constant Contact. When you create the widget and add it to your website it underneath that spot it shows my home address. I can’t figure out how to take my address off so people don’t see it. I don’t feel comfortable with it up there. If anyone knows that would be great, Thanks!

    • Samantha Bielinski

      Member
      April 22, 2020 at 9:37 pm
      110

      I too would like to know how to do this, I had a stalker when I was in high school so I’m not keen on having my address out there for the whole world.

      I considered maybe putting a fake or generic address, but I’m not sure if it verifies for authentication or not.

    • Cathryn Unverricht

      Member
      May 8, 2020 at 12:21 am
      395

      This was discussed in step three – setting up email marketting. It is at the bottom of the page. You go to the edit CSS page and then just copy paste the text

      https://30dayblogchallenge.com/start-challenge/email-marketing-blog-setup/

  • Rebecca Hannifan

    Member
    April 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm
    85

    “I fear that I will come off cheesy trying to be too perfect in my blog post.”

    ” I will give up trying to be perfect, and I will be authentic.”

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 23, 2020 at 8:33 am
      8380

      That is the ideal mindset, Rebecca! Perfectionism can be counter-productive. While authenticity is always rewarded πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Bielinski

    Member
    April 22, 2020 at 8:51 pm
    110

    Fears

    I’ve never had a blog before

    I’m worried about what I will put in my blog

    I’m nervous about how other people will feel about my blog

    I’m not exactly tech savvy

    I’m starting from nothing, can I make it?

    Empowering Statements

    This is a new outlet for me, I may not know now, but I will learn

    Ideas will come to me, I’ve always had a lot to say

    Some people may like what I have to say, some may not, it’s ok to have differing opinions

    It’s a new skill, I’ll learn it over time and get better at it

    I will build this into something great, I’ll make it if I believe in what I’m doing

    • Krista Anderson

      Member
      April 22, 2020 at 11:03 pm
      450

      Yes! I love your empowerment statements. You can do this!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 24, 2020 at 5:36 am
      8380

      Well done Samantha πŸ™‚ your blog is an extension of yourself, you have to do whatever makes your heart happy. All the rest will flow naturally πŸ™‚

  • Krista Anderson

    Member
    April 22, 2020 at 11:00 pm
    450

    Fear: I have no experiencing as a writer!

    Statement: I am learning how to be a writer and will improve with time!

    Fear: I am just not that interesting.

    Statement: Every perspective is unique and interesting to someone, even mine.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 24, 2020 at 5:37 am
      8380

      This is a great approach to fear, Krista! If you scroll through this page, you will see that a lot of people share the same fears. We always feel intimidated by the idea of sharing a part of us. What will people think? What’s important is what you think πŸ™‚

  • Joy Jakuboski

    Member
    April 23, 2020 at 6:13 pm
    140

    Fear: What will others think of me. An age old fear…… Something that I’ve struggled with from childhood.

    Statement: I am going to learn to accept good enough and stay strong… I don’t have to be perfect.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 24, 2020 at 5:39 am
      8380

      There are so many bloggers around the world, Joy! Still, it takes so much courage to share something made by us and it can be intimidating at first, but I promise it gets better πŸ™‚

  • Shaan Sarkar

    Member
    April 23, 2020 at 10:19 pm
    225

    Fear: I have never written a blog before

    Fear: I am scared that people won’t take my blog seriously

    Fear: I am scared that people won’t understand what I post

    Statement: This is something new and I will overcome it

    Statement: No matter if people will take my blog seriously or not, my message is clear

    Statement: People who don’t understand can just ask me for clarification

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 24, 2020 at 5:40 am
      8380

      This is a great mindset, Shaan πŸ™‚ If someone doesn’t understand something, they can just ask! And that is alright. Good luck πŸ™‚

  • Sheree Davis

    Member
    April 24, 2020 at 3:45 am
    130

    Fear: I might fail to make an income or living out of blogging and need to go back to working for someone else again.

    Statement: I can use the lessons from other bloggers to increase my knowledge and understanding of blogging and earn an income or living whereby I no longer need to work for anyone else.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 24, 2020 at 5:41 am
      8380

      Well done at reframing your fear, Sheree. You are absolutely right. Even though no one can know just how successful they will exactly be, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and connection for you to thrive. Just keep showing up and you will notice such an improvement πŸ™‚

  • Grace Park

    Member
    April 27, 2020 at 5:28 am
    65

    Fear: I fear that I’ll be wasting my time putting in all this work and have very little engagement.

    Statement: I will take the steps necessary in this challenge and even if I can genuinely help one person through my blog, I will continue to pursue this!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 28, 2020 at 2:38 am
      8380

      Hi Grace! No time is wasted if you are developing yourself and a project of yours. You can only learn from things! Here, you have all the tools to be successful, being consistent is the key πŸ™‚

  • Moeryae Smith

    Member
    April 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm
    300

    I am afraid I am wasting my time and energy on something no one will see or care about.

    No matter who sees, I am learning already. Learning something new, whatever it may be, is an investment in myself, and I am worth this.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 28, 2020 at 2:44 am
      8380

      It definitely is an investment in yourself and you are more than worth it, Moeryae! Immerse yourself in this new project and everything will be fine πŸ™‚

  • Isabelle Colantonio

    Member
    April 27, 2020 at 6:39 pm
    495

    Fear: I never wrote a blog before and I don’t think I’m good enough to write interesting content about my passion.

    I’m now in the process of learning how to blog. The process is created within a great community and I’m sure I will learn how to find great topics and how to write about them.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 28, 2020 at 2:45 am
      8380

      Most of us had never written a blog before, Isabelle. It is normal to feel intimidated but just take it step by step and you will be totally fine πŸ™‚

  • Julie Christiansen

    Member
    April 28, 2020 at 8:06 am
    690

    Fear: I am afraid my readers might find my humor stupid instead of funny.

    Empowering statement: Some readers will not quite understand my humor and others will laugh until they have a bellyache. It’s all a matter of taste. I will allow others to have their own opinion without being offended or disappointed.

    Fear: I am afraid of possible legal problems.

    Empowering statement: I will get good legal advice before I have my fictional character interview fictional characters created by other authors, i.e. I will get permission from the author.

    Fear: I am afraid my blog will take up so much of my time that I will not be able to finish my other writing projects.

    Empowering statement: It is exactly this blog which might help and motivate me in the end to finish my other writing projects. And the exposure might help me get my books published.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 29, 2020 at 1:32 am
      8380

      Great job at reframing your fears, Julie! You have everything under control πŸ™‚

  • Jessica Croft

    Member
    April 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm
    230

    I’m not a tech guru, so how will I set up my website? A- I’m not an expert yet, but I am using my resources and learning as I go.

    How will I complete all the millions of steps required to launch my blog? A- I am breaking the steps down into manageable pieces and completing a bit each day to work towards my goal.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      April 30, 2020 at 2:13 am
      8380

      No one is a pro when they are starting off, Jessica πŸ™‚ surrender into the process and try to learn as much as you can!

  • Sarah Tindall

    Member
    April 30, 2020 at 5:18 am
    480

    I had a few fears to write down, but here are my top two.

    Fear: I fear my perfectionist personality will prevent me from making progress in areas that I feel I could do better and keep me from staying on-task. I fear this will lead to me loosing motivation and abandon this dream.

    Statement: I will allow my perfectionist personality to help me keep view of my goal, but I will endeavor to adopt the entrepreneurial mindset of “imperfect action” to help me move forward in achieving my dream blog.

    Fear: I am concerned I have tackled something too big for me and the time I have to dedicate to it.

    Statement: I will learn to manage the time I have and use it to address my blog in manageable steps with the support of the Challenge.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 1, 2020 at 2:13 am
      8380

      Hey Sarah! This is the right mindset πŸ™‚ We as humans are constantly searching for perfection in everything but everything keeps evolving and improving itself! Just do what you can and you will surely see results πŸ™‚

  • Alexis King

    Member
    May 1, 2020 at 1:24 am
    110

    I fear not being perfect, that I will lose interest too soon, that people will doubt me and that I will not know what to write about.

    I will give myself grace and time to learn this new skill, to commit to this journey as all good things take time. I will remind myself that “people are going to talk about you one way or another, might as well make it something worth talking about”. I will use what my audience has to say to aid me in keeping my content fresh and exciting.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 1, 2020 at 2:15 am
      8380

      As I said to Sarah, no one is perfect, Alexis πŸ™‚ That is the beauty of it! Just do whatever you can and be you. That’s all we need πŸ™‚

  • Stacey Coleman

    Member
    May 1, 2020 at 11:27 pm
    265

    Fear: I don’t want others to judge me – I don’t like being vulnerable to others

    Reframe: My vulnerability will be a blessing to others who visit my blog, which makes it all worthwhile

    • Binky Theodore

      Member
      May 2, 2020 at 12:52 am
      520

      Hi Stacey,

      I just started the 30 day challenge too. I’ve noticed when I post very personal and vulnerable things even on Facebook, I get a much more interested response from people–some that I don’t even know. I think your vulnerability will take you far!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 2, 2020 at 1:40 am
      8380

      Totally agree with Binky, Stacey! We are all a little intimidated by the prospect of vulnerability and of putting ourselves out there but i promise you, it is so worth it. We all have something worth sharing that will help a lot of people.

    • Ondra Dismukes

      Member
      May 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm
      115

      Congratulations on taking this leap of faith. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and encouraging others to share theirs.

  • Binky Theodore

    Member
    May 2, 2020 at 12:47 am
    520

    Fear: I will write content that no one will be interested in.

    Empowering Statement: I have written a few things before that people referred to as inspiring and they encouraged me to continue writing.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 2, 2020 at 1:41 am
      8380

      That is a very normal fear, Binky! But we all have something to teach others. Trust yourself and you will see how valuable your thoughts and experiences can be πŸ™‚

  • Kyle Pong

    Member
    May 2, 2020 at 3:16 am
    170

    Fear: I’m not a good writer and I don’t know if people will want to read what I’ve written about.

    Empowering Statement: I’m using this opportunity to define my writing style and I have friends and family who are excited to see what I’m going to write about.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 4, 2020 at 8:52 am
      8380

      This is such a great reframe of your fear, Kyle! No one is born a pro πŸ™‚ We all have to start somewhere and i’m grateful you chose to start with us πŸ™‚

  • Ondra Dismukes

    Member
    May 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm
    115

    Fear: No one cares about what I have to say.

    Empowering statement: I write well and have a unique, conversational tone that people enjoy reading.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 5, 2020 at 3:40 am
      8380

      Hi Ondra! That is obviously such a normal fear among bloggers but, trust your gut! You are so much more interesting than you think. People always have something to learn from each other πŸ™‚

  • Darrell Mitchell

    Member
    May 6, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    460

    This is about transparency, yes? With both myself and you guys?
    Ok then…

    I only have two big fears about blogging and writing in general.
    Fear 1: I am too ambitious. I think I’m putting too much on myself and can’t do it. In addition to blogging, I’d like to pair this with my Youtube channel as well as using both of those avenues to market my novelist career.
    Fear 2: No one will want to hear what I have to say because I’m no expert on anything or have anything to sell.

    …and I have to admit this as well.

    Fear 3: I’m afraid that because I’m a black man no one will take me seriously as a writer. This one is internal and I can’t wave it away like some others. It’s inborn, you know?

    Empowerment 1: I’m very ambitious and can do it all with proper pacing and willpower. This is what I love so it is burdenless.
    Empowerment 2: I already know people like my work. This is my inner critic rearing his ugly head.
    Empowerment 3: Walter Mosely. He’s one of my biggest inspirations. He wrote his books in a time when black men really weren’t taken seriously and became a prolific author and novelist. I don’t want to be him but his story certainly gives me strength.

    Blogging is great. I love doing it but, it’s another step, not the endgame. At least that’s true for me. My creativity is too wild, too grandiose for me to stop at one outlet.

    I hope I do not come off as pretentious. I truly love writing. Even writing this little self description gave me a huge smile. Thank you for reading this. I’ll speak with you all again soon.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 7, 2020 at 1:33 am
      8380

      We all suffer from Impostor Syndrome in the beginning, Darrell! What do I have to offer to people? Why should they listen to me? These are all very valid questions but the simple fact that you took the step to invest in yourself and to put your writing out there differentiates you already! Have the confidence to be you and keep sharing your work πŸ™‚

    • Jeshin.chun

      Member
      July 2, 2020 at 7:20 am
      580

      Your entry really stood out to me amongst all the others. Who you are shone through your words even in the context of this forum. It would be surprising if you didn’t succeed with your blog and all other pursuits. I think you have a lot of interesting thoughts to share.

  • Emily Thomas

    Member
    May 6, 2020 at 8:39 pm
    140

    Fear: I am afraid I will not be able to communicate my stories in an interesting way, and that I am not unique enough.

    Statement: I am learning to cultivate my creativity and find my voice, and will have the opportunity to share experiences that mean something to me.

    • Darrell Mitchell

      Member
      May 7, 2020 at 1:14 am
      460

      Your voice. Never forget those two words. Everything you write, imagine and create is your voice speaking.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 7, 2020 at 1:37 am
      8380

      I feel like this is the fear most people struggle with. Which is totally normal and easy to overcome, Emily πŸ™‚ Here you have all the tools to develop and grow as a writer, blogger and entrepeneur. Can’t wait to see your blog πŸ™‚

  • Tammy Collie

    Member
    May 7, 2020 at 8:41 am
    90

    Fear: I fear that my blog won’t be good enough to interest people and that my content will be boring.

    Statement: My blog will be good enough and I will be happy with that. I will be continually developing and improving my content.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 8, 2020 at 7:32 am
      8380

      That is a very normal fear at the beginning, Tammy! I promise it gets so much better when you start posting consistently πŸ™‚

  • Cathryn Unverricht

    Member
    May 8, 2020 at 12:27 am
    395

    Fear: I don’t have anything interesting to share, and I don’t know very much about my topic to give legitimate advice.

    Reframe: I am stronger now because of everything I went through, and those that are struggling in a similar way will find what I have to say useful and interesting. I will put in the time to research all of my topics to ensure that I give sound advice to my readers.

  • Racquel Kiezebrink

    Member
    May 10, 2020 at 4:35 am
    470

    clothesandjesus.com

    Fear: I am afraid to be hopeful during this process because I am scared that nothing will come from it. I fear that the heart of my blog will not come across clearly enough for my intended audience, and therefore will not gain subscribers.

    Truth: I choose to excel through hope because it will be the driving force that propels me into a successful future as a writer and blogger. The heart of my blog will be concise and impactful; I love clothes:) and I love the Lord:) What can be more clear than that? πŸ™‚

    • Julie Mayfield

      Member
      May 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm
      430

      Clothes and Jesus: I’m in 😍

    • Jeshin.chun

      Member
      July 2, 2020 at 7:15 am
      580

      another believer in fashion here! you can do this πŸ™‚

  • Alejandro P. Montero

    Member
    May 10, 2020 at 5:24 am
    175

    <div>This is by far the best way to traverse our fears and understand that we are not alone.
    </div><div>

    </div>

    MY FEARS:

    • I fear being ridiculed;
    • I fear criticism;
    • I fear going out there on the market and broadcasting my views because I am slow to respond intelligently;
    • I fear being a failure and pointed at as being such a failure;
    • I fear not being perfect;
    • I fear being exposed as an impostor in my field of expertise;
    • I fear investing so much time and not receiving my just compensation;
    • I fear not having a professional presentation and being disregarded for that matter;
    • I fear shit that hasn’t even happened yet and is just in my fucking imagination;

    EMPOWERMENT:

    • I know how to laugh at myself and see lessons from the ridicule;
    • Criticism points me to the weaknesses I must strengthen;
    • I am slow to respond because I take the time necessary to respond to comments intelligently;
    • I move forward at lightning speed in life because every day I fail,
      and every day I learn. In fact I do not β€œWin or Fail,” I β€œWin or
      Learn;”
    • I fear not, not being perfect;
    • I have been working in my field of expertise since 1997 – I am a true expert in my domain and in this niche in particular;
    • I will receive monetary compensation in proportion to the value and service I selflessly offer the market place;
    • I’m in the construction industry: when a house is under construction, it does not look finished, yet it is a professional production. It is the same with my blog;
    • I can distinguish facts from fiction and reality from fear created from the figments of my imagination;
    • Julie Mayfield

      Member
      May 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm
      430

      Well said! I think you named fears I hadn’t even recognized yet in myself.

    • Anonymous

      Member
      July 3, 2020 at 10:45 pm
      0

      I absolutely adored this line

      • I’m in the construction industry: when a house is under construction, it does not look finished, yet it is a professional production. It is the same with my blog.

      Thank you for sharing!

  • Sarah McTee

    Member
    May 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm
    255

    Fear: I am afraid that I will let daily distractions and life get in the way of pursuing my desire to make a profitable blog like I have in the past.

    Statement: I will make this a priority by putting the time on my calendar that is necessary to make this work. I will set realistic expectations around my goals and not let set backs or road bumps stop me in my tracks.

    • Julie Mayfield

      Member
      May 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm
      430

      Amen! And look, you’re doing it!

    • Jeshin.chun

      Member
      July 2, 2020 at 7:12 am
      580

      completely resonate with your fears of daily distractions. I think even if you find yourself getting distracted again, just try to get back on track again as many times as it takes!

  • Rachel Snead

    Member
    May 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm
    335

    Fear: I am afraid that people will not understand my personal reason for starting my blog, and I will not be successful with it.

    Statement: I am new to blog, but learning as time goes on. I believe people will understand, the more I blog and it will be successful.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 14, 2020 at 8:02 am
      8380

      No one has to understand, you are the only one who has to. Create something for yourself πŸ™‚

      • Rachel Snead

        Member
        May 26, 2020 at 8:34 pm
        335

        Thank you! I just do not want my audience to be lost when they explore my blog.

    • Julie Mayfield

      Member
      May 14, 2020 at 6:24 pm
      430

      Haha I’m a little in that boat. But yeah! Your style and theme will all coalesce in time. You just share whatcha love!

      • Rachel Snead

        Member
        May 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm
        335

        Thank you! I appreciate the feedback! I wish you the best with your blogging journey:)

  • Julie Mayfield

    Member
    May 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm
    430

    1)There are so many things I want to write about, that the posts could turn incoherent.

    I’m learning that I can post smaller ideas and let larger ideas develop over multiple posts.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am
      8380

      The topics for your posts don’t have to only fall under one category, Julie! You can explore as many concepts as you want, always keeping something consistent like your style of writing or the design. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

    • Rachel Snead

      Member
      May 26, 2020 at 8:36 pm
      335

      Whatever the idea might be, just go with it. My posts are either to many words or to few. As the days continue, I am learning!

  • Sherri Cummings

    Member
    May 24, 2020 at 3:29 pm
    320

    Fear: I am afraid of looking really bad because I have no clue what I am doing and being laughed at.

    Statement: I am giving myself permission to put my blog out there and learn from my mistakes

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 25, 2020 at 2:07 am
      8380

      Hi Sherri! These are very normal fears, everyone feels like an impostor at first. Just putting yourself out there is such a big deal. If you do that, you are already winning πŸ™‚

    • Karen Barefoot

      Member
      May 26, 2020 at 8:19 am
      175

      I share your fear Sherri (it was actually on my list). I think sometimes we get so caught up in being good at things, we limit our possibilities by not trying things that we are unsure of. I know I am certainly afraid of failure and it has kept me from trying new things. But not today! Way to be brave and take a chance on yourself!

  • Nancy Burnett

    Member
    May 25, 2020 at 3:29 am
    715

    Fears:

    • Being new to this type of setting, retaining consistent followers.
    • Writers Block
    • The ability to make a return on my investment.

    Reframed Statements:

    • I am new to blogging but not new in my knowledge of helping others to understand the greatness inside them. This is how I will be able to create a following.
    • I will use personality, and honesty to create a blog that is in the best interest of others. I will surround myself with those who celebrate me and learn from those who challenge, or negatively respond, remembering always this is not about me. It is about how I can help someone else.
    • I will remain consistent on my commitment to myself and those who are stopping by by blog, as well as those who are subscribing to my blog.
    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 26, 2020 at 1:58 am
      8380

      These are great statements for reframing your fears, Nancy! Take them seriously and apply them to your workflow, you will overcome these fears in no time πŸ™‚

    • Jeshin.chun

      Member
      July 2, 2020 at 7:11 am
      580

      I really resonate with your fear about making a return on your investment. I was hesitant to do so as well but I really wanted to invest in something meaningful for myself for once.

      Even from your reframed statements I can tell how great of a writer you are, and beyond that how well thought out you are. You’re gonna do great!

  • Nancy Burnett

    Member
    May 25, 2020 at 5:49 am
    715

    Your blog is amazing very eye catching, for someone so young.. Keep up the great work. YOU are an INFLUENCE, and a Loud Voice to this generation.

  • Kristy Vacher

    Member
    May 26, 2020 at 1:43 am
    80

    Fear: Not being able to find interesting topics that I think people will like and want to engage with.

    Statement: I am travelling Australia and will be able to find a number of different topics to write about. People are interested in all sorts of different topics and I don’t need to appeal to every person but rather a captured audience.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 27, 2020 at 12:31 am
      8380

      This is an awesome statement to reframe your fear, Kristy! Where in Australia are you at the moment? I’m in Sydney πŸ™‚

  • Karen Barefoot

    Member
    May 26, 2020 at 8:15 am
    175

    Fear: I don’t know if people want to hear what I have to say about foster care and parenting.

    Statement: I know what I have to say is important and that people can learn from my experience, awareness of foster care will be improved, and hopefully some helpful parenting techniques will be provided.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 27, 2020 at 12:36 am
      8380

      That is such an interesting niche to write about, Karen! I’m sure so many people will be so interested!

  • Francis Proctor

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm
    225

    Reframe My Fears

    Fears

    I don’t have the personality to make it as a blogger

    I don’t know how to share my interests with others easily

    I worry that I’ll give up

    Empower

    I will learn how to make myself personable through blogging

    I’ll learn how to share my interests with others

    Β· I’ll develop new skills in perseverance

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 29, 2020 at 1:36 am
      8380

      These are very normal fears, Francis! Everyone feels a bit like this in the beginning but, the more you develop your skills, the more confident you will feel in your blog πŸ™‚

  • Deborah Ramsey Proctor

    Member
    May 28, 2020 at 8:21 pm
    330

    I have re-framed my fears into; I will write interesting and compelling content and I will gain the knowledge needed to be successful!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      May 29, 2020 at 1:38 am
      8380

      Great job, Deborah πŸ™‚

  • Jamie Hashman

    Member
    June 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    90

    I worry what friends, family and coworkers will think of my blog niche and what I write.

    Statement: I challenge myself to be completely exposed and to except the criticism that may come with my blog. I will use any negative feed back to learn how to become even better at blogging.. I will step outside my comfort zone and learn to inspire people!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 2, 2020 at 3:11 am
      8380

      A lot of people struggle with this, Jamie. Don’t let what people think get in the way of your dreams πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      Member
      June 8, 2020 at 4:44 pm
      0

      I have exactly the same fear, but I tell myself that my greatest criticizers will eventually become my greatest admirers. People who didn’t believe in you in the beginning will be even more impressed by your results !

  • Casey Williams

    Member
    June 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    555

    Fear: I am afraid that we will not be able to build a follower base and that people will not be interested in what we have to offer.

    Re-framed: We are going to continue to work hard, have a growth-mindset, and follow along with this 30 Day Challenge in order to learn more and build a successful blog that inspires others.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 3, 2020 at 1:17 am
      8380

      Hi Casey! That is the biggest fear when we are all first starting. How are we going to build a following and profit from this? I assure you, it is a science! You only have to follow the steps πŸ™‚

  • Emily Magrini

    Member
    June 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm
    450

    Fear: doing all this work and it being for no one but myself. Not creating a strong following like I dream of doing.

    Statement: I am doing something that 4 years ago I would have been worried about what everyone thought rather then doing it because I want to and enjoy it.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 3, 2020 at 1:18 am
      8380

      Hi Emily! As I said to Casey before, this is nothing but a science. If you put in the effort, create content and promote, there will always be someone who identifies with it πŸ™‚

  • Lydia Brinkmann

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 3:07 am
    665

    Fear: I am afraid there will be more and more costs to keeping up my blog and I won’t be able to keep spending money.

    Empowerment: I will sell clutter in my home to pay for incremental costs to make blogging a reality.
    Fear: I am afraid I will spend too much time on this for little return.

    Empowerment: Even if I make zero money, the digital skills I am gaining are invaluable in this time and I can pass the skills to my kids.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 6, 2020 at 2:56 am
      8380

      Hi Lydia! I understand money can be a sensitive issue, especially these days, but the money you invest will convert for sure! And there are lots of free tools to help you with your journey, like our challenge! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa.dunnington

    Member
    June 7, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    530

    Fear: I have no idea how to write and I fear people won’t be interested in my content.

    Empower: I am starting a blog, and I will NOT let my fears stand in my way of helping others and achieving success!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 7, 2020 at 11:34 pm
      8380

      You can always learn the skills you feel like you don’t know well enough, Melissa πŸ™‚ That’s why we are here! To help you develop all the skills to manage a blog. You won’t believe how confident you will feel after our challenge.

  • Dani Laurin

    Member
    June 8, 2020 at 10:46 pm
    315

    Fear: I am afraid of possible negativity towards my blog and rude comments

    Empowered: I will take on these challenges to become a better writer

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 9, 2020 at 8:15 am
      8380

      Hi Dani πŸ™‚ I totally understand how scary these scenarios look in our heads. People criticizing or being negative towards us and our projects. Still, remember everything looks so much worse in our heads. The outcomes of the situations are never as bad as our thoughts.

  • Andrew Lassman

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 1:39 am
    155

    Fear: I am afraid no one will enjoy my blog and I will have wasted my time.

    Empowered: I will learn to write a blog and have faith that others who share my interests will enjoy the content.

  • Kate.elliott

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 2:21 am
    805

    Fear: I am worried that my blogs will be too personal and people will lose interest.

    Empowering statement: People are leaning towards content that they can relate to. People have commented on my writing in the past saying that they can relate because its natural. Also by sharing the personal side it will (hopefully) encourage others to speak up, or at the very least help them to acknowledge that they are not alone πŸ™‚

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 15, 2020 at 8:05 am
      8380

      These fears are extremely normal, Kate! How many bloggers do you follow and how personal do they get with their audience? Chance is they get extremely personal. Thats what the audience likes to connect with πŸ™‚

  • Lisa.kinoti

    Member
    June 17, 2020 at 8:48 pm
    425

    Fear: I am completely new at blogging, and I am afraid that I will not find time to do it, or that I may lose interest and stop altogether. I am afraid that I may lack authenticity and not find a niche or an audience. I am afraid to spend money on this course because I may never gain it back and I keep thinking I could spend it on something else. I am afraid of being unable to build a beautiful site geared towards a specific topic. Lots of fears, huh?

    Empowering statement(s): I have started my blog and finding time to blog because I love it and am excited about it. I am authentic in everything I do and have found a niche of millions of like-minded people who frequent my blog. Blogging has become my main source of income and all money spent on the course has been made back a thousand fold. I have become so good at blogging and site building that I am teaching others how to do it.I am not afraid of anything anymore and I am forging ahead with nothing but determination.

    Thank you so much for reading and giving me this space to share. πŸ™‚

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 19, 2020 at 8:29 am
      8380

      This is a great empowering statement, Lisa! These fears are very normal within the blogging community and it is definitely hard to keep being consistent but if it is something you are passionate about, keep on trying. We are here to help you πŸ™‚

  • Maureen.petersen

    Member
    June 21, 2020 at 6:25 pm
    325

    Fear: The excitement of blogging will dissipate. Criticism from family and friends will sting.

    Empowering statement: Blogging is a process and continuing to reach milestones will maintain my excitement and enthusiasm. The criticism of family and friends will cause discomfort, but only during uncomfortable times does growth occur!

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 22, 2020 at 7:35 am
      8380

      These are great fear reframes, Maureen! Criticism is a defensive mechanism from people who feel threatened by you and your goals! Invest in yourself and keep being consistent and you’ll be successful for sure πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Member
    June 26, 2020 at 1:02 am
    0

    Fear: As an introvert, I am afraid that I will not be able to connect with others.

    Empowering statement: I will be able to learn people’s interests and share my experiences with them. I will give them plenty of opportunities to connect with my experiences.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      June 27, 2020 at 7:56 am
      8380

      Hi Ashley! I totally understand your fear but, there are so many introverts out there who are looking for people they can relate to! Not everyone is an extrovert and that also sells πŸ™‚

    • Bryanna.forest

      Member
      July 1, 2020 at 2:26 am
      745

      I am also a big introvert, I feel ya!

  • Chloe.woolley

    Member
    June 28, 2020 at 9:35 am
    150

    Fear: I am afraid that my blog is going to be boring and no one is going to be interested in my niche.

    Statement: I am writing about something that I enjoy and will put in my best efforts to improve my writing and accomplish my goals. I hope that as I progress and push my own boundaries that others will be inspired to accomplish their own ‘impossible’ goals.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      July 1, 2020 at 12:33 am
      8380

      This is such a normal fear, Chloe! Everyone feels like this when they are first starting but the more you build your skills, the more confident you feel in sharing whatever you want to share πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth.rodriguez

    Member
    June 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    1025

    I don’t think my post will interest anyone

    I don’t think im a good writer

    I don’t have a lot of things to write about.

    My post will interest someone

    I will learn as a go. Go with good enough

    I will write as a I learn.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      July 1, 2020 at 12:34 am
      8380

      It’s a process. We are our worst critics, Elizabeth. People have so much to learn from you, you can’t imagine πŸ™‚

  • Cassandra.carpenter

    Member
    June 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm
    450

    Fear: My fear is that I will not stick with this as diligently as I would like, and that my content will not be as helpful to people as I thought it would be.

    Statement: I am using knowledge that I have gained over many years to make someone’s life a little easier (even in a small simple way). This time, I have surrounded myself with people that will keep me on task, so that I can succeed.

    • Monica

      Moderator
      July 1, 2020 at 12:55 am
      8380

      Hi Cassandra! I know it can seem overwhelming at first, but if you keep being consistent and tackling small tasks everyday, everything gets much easier.

  • Bryanna.forest

    Member
    July 1, 2020 at 2:23 am
    745
    • Step 1: List your fears.

    • I have a hard time keeping momentum over the long run.

    • I am fearful of negative criticism.

    • I am worried about giving bad or unhelpful advice.

    • I have never run a blog before and am not sure what I am doing.

    • I worry that I will end up writing boring articles.

  • Step 2: Turn your fears into empowering statements.

    • I feel passion for this project and I can use it to keep the momentum going. I have already been committed to writing this blog for months without giving up!

    • I am getting better at being reflective rather than reactive every day. I can use negative criticism to improve myself and my content.

    • People can take what helps them and leave what does not.

    • I’m learning, everyone starts as a beginner for anything.

    • My writing will improve as I go.

  • Monica

    Moderator
    July 2, 2020 at 2:15 am
    8380

    If you scroll through this thread, you will find so many people with similar fears, Bryanna. Then, if you go to the Week 4 progress stories, you will be so inspired by how people overcame their fears and developed their skills. Keep on being consistent and it will definitely pay off πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca.obinque

    Member
    July 1, 2020 at 5:02 am
    420

    Fears: I haven’t blogged before, I fear my blog won’t stand out enough to be heard, and I’m afraid I will not be able to keep it my blog going. Mostly I fear failure.

    Statements: I am learning how to create my blog, my blog may be like others but my voice will make it stand out. I will have fun with my blog and creating it, if I fail I will learn from my mistakes. I will dedicate time to keep up with my blog and I won’t give up on it.

  • Jeshin.chun

    Member
    July 2, 2020 at 7:03 am
    580

    fear: I am not going to follow through

    empowering statement: I am learning how to follow through and this 30 day commitment is my first step towards follow through

    fear: I am not going to produce any fruit from this

    empowering statement: I am going to produce fruit from this, even fruit that I may not have anticipated at the onset

    fear: I am going to fail at yet another thing

    empowering statement: I am going to learn so much even through my failures

    fear: I will look silly to the people I know

    empowering statement: I will become more confident and self assured despite/bc of other people’s judgement of me

    fear: I am wasting my time on this

    empowering statement: I am finally building something for myself with my time

  • Julian

    Member
    July 3, 2020 at 2:01 am
    660

    I fear I will regret for not having tried.

    > I took the first steps towards a lifestyle change.

    I fear I won’t make my blog a source of income.

    > I’m going to make the blog grow to became an income source, even if it’s not the primary one.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    July 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm
    0

    30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 2

    FEARS

    • I will be judged for my interests
    • No one will read my blog or be interested
    • I will put a lot of effort into my blog and make no money from it
    • I might change my mind about what I want to write about
    • I’m still a little unsure what to write
    • A blog might damage my career, my teammates might tease me
    • I might not be able to find time to blog, or might give up.

    EMPOWERING STATEMENTS

    • Not everyone will have the same interests but by writing what I’m passionate about I will attract a community of people who also hold the same interests.
    • In the beginning my reader count may be low, this will grow and I have to remember writing brings me enjoyment. It feels great to create and share regardless of how many people see it.
    • As long as I follow the steps I need to trust the process that I can make money from my blog, there is so much proof it can be done.
    • I am allowed to change my mind about what to blog about. With this knowledge I can either change my subject, expand what I discuss or even create a second blog.
    • It’s ok not to know what I want to write about right now, I am learning and growing, over time I will become more confident in my subject matter.
    • Even if my team mates tease me, I am doing something I love – the opinions of others is none of my business. Stay in my own lane.
    • I will find time. If I can find time to watch a netflix show, I can find time to blog.

  • Dana.burrows

    Member
    July 5, 2020 at 8:20 pm
    420

    Hi, I’m new here. My name is Dana and here are my fears and empowering statements:

    F: I don’t know how to write a blog or what to write about.

    E: I have things to share and am excited to learn.

    F: I am not comfortable with being vulnerable

    E: I am learning to be vulnerable. My stories will help others and i will be free and open.

  • Saebyl.mcdoulett

    Member
    July 11, 2020 at 11:46 am
    805

    Hi there, reading through, it feels a lot of us have similar fears. Here are mine.

    Fear about Blogging

    1. I am afraid I’ll never get any viewers
    2. I am afraid I won’t write anything of value
    3. I will receive harsh criticism and trolling that I won’t be able to handle
    4. I won’t stay consistent
    5. I won’t market my self properly

    Reframing the Fear

    1. The viewers who read my blog are the right viewers for me at that time.
    2. I have valuable life experience and someone will be able to relate. Learning to provide value takes time.
    3. Trolls are an interesting phenomenon I can observe without becoming too upset.
    4. Staying consistent just takes practice. Setting aside a few minutes a day already creates consistency.
    5. I’m learning how to market right now. It takes time and the journey is fun.
    • Donielle.showvay

      Member
      July 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm
      155

      I love that you are setting a consistent small action and letting that accumulate into big action. Thanks for that reminder and encouragement!

      How is your challenge going?

  • Bryan.siercks

    Member
    July 16, 2020 at 8:14 pm
    315

    Reading through and looking at some of these sites is encouraging NICE JOB challenge members. This will help stifle some of my fears as I see success in many of the sites I visited.

    My fears as many have stated prior:

    1. Content will not interest people

    2. Negative criticism will discourage me and I will lose interest

    3. People I know will be my harshest critics

    4. My attempt at passive income will fail and I then have failed

    Empowered By:

    1. I will learn creative ways to write and entertain, I hope for success but my three year plan will allow for much failure and much learning

    2. I will learn from each critique and empower myself to overcome even the harshest #%$##

    3. Friends negative banter will just drive me harder for success – BRING IT ON!

    4. I have a 3 year plan to make a run at this – I am extremely determined to make a change for my future!

    • Donielle.showvay

      Member
      July 23, 2020 at 6:29 pm
      155

      I love your positive outlook and that you are allowing for failure and understanding that it is just a step toward success!

      How is it going for you so far?

    • Kristin.whitaker

      Member
      July 28, 2020 at 4:43 am
      375

      your number 2 is probably my biggest fear! I am hoping that I can overcome this!!

  • Dawn.spence

    Member
    July 21, 2020 at 6:41 am
    130

    β€œList my fears that keep me from Blogging, then turn them into empowering statements”. What a challenge to be tasked with!

    I fear the unknown in the virtual world that makes me feel ignorant. I dislike that I have to pay for this application then the next application, then the continual subscription, is it worth it?

    I am following a 30-day blog challenge, which is showing me the step by step process to set up a live blog site to create a following and in turn an income from it which will cover any subscription costs and original set-up costs.

    • Dawn.spence

      Member
      July 21, 2020 at 6:43 am
      130

      And I’ve just posted my fears in someone else’s post – Sorry!

  • Donielle.showvay

    Member
    July 23, 2020 at 6:27 pm
    155

    My biggest fear is that blogging will take over my days and I won’t have the time to do what I love, my passion, which is knitting. I’m afraid that I’ll have to spend time writing instead of creating new designs.

    Empowering statement:

    I am intentional about what I blog about and I know what my audience wants and needs, so I’ll focus on those topics. I will set aside the time required each week to do a blog post and I know I will get more comfortable and faster at writing as I practice.

  • Lala.shi

    Member
    July 28, 2020 at 3:05 am
    185

    I feel suffocated by the overwhelming amount of information on the internet, knowing that it is nearly impossible to glance at them all and not be lead astray.

    I am afraid that my writing is confusing to read, constantly going in circles and using abstract descriptions.

    I signed up to this course with a hope that it can provide guidance, I will learn form here and form my own path further on.

    I can improve my writing through practice and learning smartly. I will become a better writer.

    (●’β—‘’●)

  • Kristin.whitaker

    Member
    July 28, 2020 at 4:38 am
    375

    I don’t know where to start – I’m going to start writing and see where it leads me.

    I am an introvert, so exposing my thoughts makes me feel vulnerable – I am going to take this opportunity to come out of my comfort zone and try new things.

    I am not a good writer. I will use this opportunity to improve my writing skills.

    I don’t know if what I have to say will be interested to others. Even if I make a few new friends, I’ll be happy with the outcome.

    I have too many things to write about that I feel like I will be all over the place. – Writing about different things will guide me towards my best work.

    That’s the jist of it!!

  • Stephanie.ao

    Member
    July 31, 2020 at 1:40 am
    285

    my fears;

    1. I have never blogged before, I’m not sure what to write about
    2. I have no credibility
    3. I don’t know if people will find my content valuable
    4. I’m an introvert, don’t know if people will agree with my thoughts

    Empowering statements;

    1. I have never blogged before but I sure as well will learn and have fun doing something new and different
    2. I have no credibility but it’s worth a try, give it a go, stick with the process
    3. I don’t know if people will find my content valuable but I will blog anyway through trial and error
    4. I’m an introvert, don’t know if people will agree with my thoughts but this will help me to improve my writing and connection skills with others, I will push out of my comfort zone.
  • Pamela.mckeen

    Member
    August 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm
    250

    My fear is that I do not have enough experience to start a business or if I have anything to add to the conversation about my subject.

    I’m going to keep studying, working at it, and asking for feedback.

    • Scott.charleboix

      Member
      August 1, 2020 at 8:25 pm
      1560

      Hi Pam and other fellow bloggers to be. It looks like there’s a common thread that people aren’t knowing what they should be blogging about. That’s the hardest step in creating a blog (i.e. – to discover your niche). What are you passion about and what interests you the most. I hope this advice helps you all steer in the right direction. .

    • Josh

      Member
      September 6, 2020 at 6:01 pm
      395

      Everyone who starts their own business for the fist time starts without any experience running their own business. Pamela, you will gain experience with each step along the way. Just start your business and the experience will come.

  • Brieahna.thomas

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    August 2, 2020 at 1:12 am
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  • Brieahna.thomas

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    August 2, 2020 at 1:15 am
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    Just a fair warning to whoever reads this… I wrote a lot lol

    Fear: I have never blogged before and I don’t know how to get started (why I joined this challenge)

    Statement: I may have never blogged before, but I have been writing for as long as I can remember and feel confident in my writing abilities. Building a website and a blog is very new and scary, but I will learn, improve, have fun, and grow as an individual during this new journey.

    Fear: I am afraid of negative comments and possible harrassment. I am okay with constructive criticism, though.

    Statement: Although negative comments, cyber-bullying, and possible harrassment can hurt, it is unfortunately common for individuals who are putting themselves out there to make positive changes in their own lives. If this does happen, not only will I learn to decipher constructive criticism from rude and negative comments, but I will remind myself that the people who are harrassing and cyber-bullying are doing so because they are hurt, jealous, and afraid to put themselves out there and take control over their lives. They may have also just been having a very rough day. “Hurt people hurt people” and “misery loves company” are always good quotes to remember when dealing with such issues.

    Fear: I am scared of being judged by my family and friends for trying to start a blog instead of getting a “real job.”

    Statement: My family and friends just want me to be happy and financially stable at the end of the day and they should be supportive in my decision to try to take control over my life. They do not have to understand it in the beginning, but they should still be proud and supportive that I am starting a business and trying to become a happier, healthier me in the process.

    Fear: I am scared of possibly disappointing, offending, or upsetting friends and family when discussing personal, stressful, and traumatic experiences that I feel others need to hear to hopefully benefit themselves in similar situations.

    Statement: It is important that I get my story out there so maybe if others are struggling and going through something similar, it may benefit them in not feeling so alone and I can also hopefully help provide ways for them to overcome the stressful and possibly traumatic experience they are also going through. I have to do my best to try not to dwell so much on how other people may react and focus on trying to use my blog to help others to the best of my abilities via my own experiences. I never want to cause intentional harm to anybody, though, so I will never reveal individuals’ names.

    Fear: I am afraid the time and financial sacrifices that I am making right now might be wasted if the blog is unsuccessful.

    Statement: Time and financial sacrifices are important, no, crucial, for any successful business. Risks and sacrifices are the only ways to build and grow a business and to also grow as a person. There might be the risk that my blog may not be successful, but I would never know if it would be successful if I tried to play it safe and not make that leap, risks and all.

    Fear: I am afraid that I might give up too easily as I have done previously in the past with other projects and ideas.

    Statement: I might get overwhelmed or stressed or feel like my blog isn’t going anywhere as I struggle through the beginning poop phases, but not only will I have myself to remind me why I am doing this in the first place, I also have an absolutely amazing, wonderful support system of people who will push me and remind me on days when I can’t myself.

    Fear: I am afraid of starting because of the “not good enough” demon inside everyone’s heads.

    Statement: There may be days where I do feel like my blog, my posts, or ideas may not be good enough, but I will still continue with my blog and posts because I will not only improve and get better, but what I felt may not be good enough, could become someone else’s saving grace and they found what they needed. Imagine all of the songs out there and what might have happened if the artists listened to their “not good enough” demons. My favorite songs may not even exist if that happened.

    Fear: I am afraid of being a failure and being unsuccessful.

    Statement: It might be a possibility that I could fail my first attempts at building a successful blog, but there has never been a successful person who didn’t fail. It is all about learning, growing, improving, and not giving up when things get tough. It is always better to try and to fail than to never try at all and spend life full of regrets and thinking about “should haves.”

    Fear: I am afraid of success too and not just failure. I have a lot of trauma that to even think about a good, better future does excite me a lot, but it does scare me a little too because it is something I am not used to. I am also an incredibly private and introverted person and I am afraid that being successful and chasing all my dreams will cause me to lose my own privacy.:

    Statement: Although it is new to me to chase after a positive and happy lifestyle, there is no need to be afraid because it will allow me to love more and learn to love myself enough to accept positivity and happiness in my life. As for being afraid of losing my privacy, there are plenty of people out there who learn how to keep their lives private and I can also learn how to do this too. Besides, I am pretty sure the majority of people out there do actually understand and respect individuals’ privacy most of the time.

    I apologize for writing so much, I really enjoy psychological exercises like this! It really helps to dig really deep into our brains sometimes. With that being said, I wanted to say that I definitely enjoyed this exercise and I hope you all did, too! I think an exercise like this should be practiced by absolutely everyone, not just those who want to start businesses.

  • Lori

    Member
    August 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm
    295

    Day 2: My fears….Am I capable of writing good material and in the same tense?

    Am I writing in a positive energy and does anyone want to listen?

    How will I promote it?

    Am I simply good enough!!

    my empowering statements: I will have fun learning about blogging and learning to write my thoughts without judgment. I will go with the flow and allow whatever to happen. As I grow, so will my blog!

  • Stephanie

    Member
    August 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm
    560

    I am concerned about blogging because I have never done it before.

    I am learning how to blog which gives me a new opportunity to reach others in a powerful and profound way.

    I am concerned about blogging because I don’t have a social media presence.

    I believe God is birthing something through me which doesn’t make any logical sense and social media presence will not play a role in its success.

    I am concerned that I will not have enough to say or material to post multiple blogs on demand.

    I am learning to write consistently and allowing inspiration and the breath of God to flow through my fingers and words while touching millions of people.

    I am concerned that the topics will not reach the intended audience which I hope is multigenerational.

    I am learning how to reach multiple generations
    by formulating sentences and publishing thoughts and information which will
    empower myself and others to live everyday on purpose.

  • Daysi

    Member
    August 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    635

    Day 2- Fear: I worry that I am not an expert at my topic and may give incorrect information.

    Statement: I am passionate about my topic and with research will do my due diligence to minimize or eliminate givine incorrect information.

  • Josh

    Member
    September 6, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    395

    I got a few fears:

    1. I will be wasting my time

    2. No one will be interested in my blog and I won’t have the knowledge to post enough and make my blog interesting.

    3. I will flake out and I don’t have what it takes to be successful.

    I would like to hear your thoughts, thank you.

  • Maribel

    Member
    September 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm
    285

    Josh,

    I hear you. We share some of the same fears. Yesterday, I did the FB page for my blog. I posted it on my personal FB page. I got some extremely positive responses and words of encouragement from my friends. That gave me the extra energy and drive that I needed.

    V/r,

    Belle

  • Maribel

    Member
    September 13, 2020 at 5:58 pm
    285

    1. I am afraid that, I won’t learn how to blog properly.

    2. I am afraid that, my English and grammar is not good enough to keep the reader’s attention.

    3. I am afraid that I will lose interest due to my illness and give up on the blog.

    1. I am learning how to blog properly. Is going to take some time to learn how to do it properly.

    2. My English and grammar may not be good enough but, that only shows that I am human. Besides, I can always use Grammarly.

    3. Because of my illness is the reason why I should stick to this blog. There are many veterans out there suffering from the same illness. I managed to stayed in the service for 18 Β½ years with this disease.

    V/r,

    Belle

    • Monica

      Moderator
      September 14, 2020 at 2:27 am
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      Hi Maribel! Thank you so much for sharing your fears with us, they all seem very intimidating but also, very easy to overcome!

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