A few months ago, I applied to be a writer at Backstage.com.
Mind you, I didn’t think I actually deserved to do it.
Here’s a list of things the negative voice in my head was telling me….
-I can’t write for them. Only successful people do that.
-Have you seen the credentials of the actors who write for them?
-You still work day jobs and don’t have your dream agent. You’re not going to be considered.
-Your hair sucks today. Don’t submit.
(That last one is always my ego’s final attempt to stop me from doing things.)
I had a plethora of reasons not to submit. Yet, there was one good reason to submit that was strong enough to silence the rest: No one is writing about the thing I want to write about.
Take a look at any successful company or entrepreneur and you’ll see they used their passion to solve a problem that needed solving. Examples include Uber, Stubhub, and even Grubhub. (Hellooooo tacos!)
I realized I love helping my peers recognize their worth before they’ve achieved success. And there wasn’t anyone (that I saw) who was a “beginner” and was doing this.
So I submitted….and got no reply. (Insert “See? I told you!” voice here.)
I almost gave up. Until I realized, “Oh wait. I never heard the word “no.”
So I resubmitted. Got a reply right away 🙂
Don’t let anyone – including imaginary negative voices – try to talk you out of something you should be doing.
Let’s go get ’em, friends. .
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By the way, I’m Tony. I live in Chicago. (Duh.) I’m an actor and blogger living right up the street from Wrigley Field.
My blog is here to help others take control and live a more authentically positive life on their terms. Since working with a coach and learning more about personal development, I’ve started sharing my learnings with others. (I have a lot…)
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