3 thoughts that stop you before you start– and how to get over 'em

I’ll never forget the first time I hit “publish” and shared something–something that I created–online. In public. For all the world to see.

(Ok, to be fair–there is a chance I published a MySpace account long before *this* moment, but I think I speak for all of us when I say…may all the MySpace accounts in history be buried in the black holes of the world wide web, never to be seen or heard from ever again. Okay, but back to my story.)

The minute I hit “publish” and shared my dream with the world…I immediately felt like I was standing in the middle of Times Square in broad daylight in my underwear.

Except they weren’t the cute trendy kind. And also it looked a little bit like I’d eaten a few too many donuts.

I felt embarrassed. Not good enough. And ready to crawl back under my cozy, ratty covers and never come back out (so..like MySpace in 2007 basically).

The same 3 thoughts started playing in a never-ending loop in my mind:

“But what will people think?”

“But what if I fail?”

“And what if...after all this...I’m not good enough?”

Fast forward to today, and in the past 3 years, I’ve done a LOT of things that left me feeling like I was standing on a stage naked (and not the kind where they give away trophies and prizes).

And over the past few years, I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking me HOW. How do you do it? How do you get over the fear of trying something new? Putting yourself out there?

In fact, this is the most common question I get. So I decided to make a video for you and share exactly how to deal with these fears so you can finally get out of your comfort zone and do the things you were meant to do.

Pour yourself a drink, pull up a chair, and let’s chat about what’s stopping you from getting started–and how to get over it.

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From the bottom of my heart, I believe you were meant for so much more, and the only thing holding you back is yourself. You CAN do this. You just have to start.

Now it’s your turn! What big dream do you have right now, and what’s keeping you stuck? Leave a comment after the video and tell me about it, plus 1 thing you’re going to do right now to get unstuck.

Here’s to getting naked together.

(I just really couldn’t help myself. I’m kidding. Figuratively naked of course. Unless you’re not kidding…no no I’m totally kidding. It’s just that I just watched the trailer for Baywatch and…what’s that? why am I still talking? Keep your clothes on? Yes, yes good advice. Carry on.)

xx shan