I have all the practical tips down. I know blogging pretty darn well.
But, being human, and being prone to feeling fear, I have some episodes like I had this morning.
Thank goodness I only have a 5-10 second feeling bad moment versus the 5-10 month feeling bad depression I had in the past.
I checked my email. I saw 3 emails. Wow. I had not checked my email in a long time and only 3 emails. Is something wrong? I did write and submit about 8 guest posts yesterday and wrote and published many posts to my blog. Five, I believe.
After 10 seconds of sitting with the “Not enough email, I wasted my time yesterday, I am gonna hold back today,” fear, I released the fear, focused on the gratitude of having the convenience of email, and of being online, and I felt better.
Phew; feels good.
Instantly, I imagined this blog post idea. Rather than holding back I logged in and wrote this post. I did the opposite of holding back. I gave freely. Like all the top entrepreneurs on earth – whom I aspire to be – I am patiently learning the skill of giving freely even if you do not appear to be making tons of money, or generating tons of traffic, or getting 100 emails daily.
Plus I noticed something else; the moment I felt and released the “not enough, I should hold back a bit,” fear, I noticed how I made more money through one online income stream yesterday. I have so much fun working the stream and passive income builds through it. Woohoo! I felt good. See the power of gratitude in action?
I also noted my recent sponsored post placed on Blogging From Paradise. Way cool. Payment should hit from my friend soon. I feel grateful for the income because money is good to have if you live a worldly life.
Now I feel really good because I chose to:
- feel fears about losing or wasting time and energy
- release these fears
- focus on feeling grateful about having access to email
- focus on feeling grateful about making passive income
- focus on feeling grateful about making sponsored post money soon
Do you see that shift? I felt bad by not trusting in myself and in the blogging process because I focused on the appearance of lack. But by feeling the bad-feeling fear, I released it and chose to feel good through the power of gratitude. I shifted from wanting to hold back to giving freely again. Voilia!
Giving freely helps me to help you awesome readers. Plus I offer Muhammad sweet passive traffic. Plus I gain more online exposure. We all win because I chose to feel fear, to resist holding back and to be my normal, generous, free giving self again.
I vowed this past week to never, ever, ever hold back again in my life. As long as I am not some ridiculously world famous guy who has pretty much stopped blogging because I retired, you will see more here, giving freely.
I promise to never hold back.
How about yourself?
Are you not holding back?
Or did this post give you a little nudge?
Be honest with yourself because all blogging struggle occurs when you hold back. All blogging success eventually finds generous, giving bloggers who maximize their exposure through being abundant minded.
All top bloggers and entrepreneurs reach the top by helping people freely in many different spots. These dynamos never held back so naturally their audiences never held back from them.
Do you see how nicely that works?
Be generous and you will see generous results.
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.