Yeah, I said it.
It feels good to get that off my chest.
I’m a creative launch and development specialist for entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. That means I’m up at 3 AM in the morning with flashes of genius for their next product, and I work late at night on projects that would frighten normal people.
Every year, I throw a huge party for an organization that supports children and families with almost no support just because I want to do something impactful.
I teach over 300 students under the age of 12 the principles of drama and film every week.
But when it comes to my own business development, I’M REALLY LAZY.
I used to think it was fear. Digging deep might reveal something I don’t want to tackle, I thought. But I love a good puzzle. Figuring myself out has been one of the best mysteries I’ve ever discovered.
It’s not what I will discover that alarms me. It’s what I’ll have to do with it.
Once you discover your hidden potential, you have to do something with it. I was telling my adult students the other day that the scripture says, “If you have faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain, Move, and it will move.” Your faith isn’t just something to have. It’s something to use.
And like any muscle, to be effective, it must be exercised regularly. It requires strength and discipline.
We are not kept back by outer circumstances, but by the lack of discipline required to change those circumstances. -@NerissaStreet (Like this? Click to tweet.)
I know, right? Ick.
I’m lazy. I admit it. The first step to getting help is admitting there’s a problem. My problem is my definition of discipline.
Discipline isn’t what they’ve told you it is. It isn’t the punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. It doesn’t have to be difficult and unpleasant.
It’s devotion to the best parts of me. Not building systems that support me prevents me from fully serving the entrepreneurs and organizations I love.
So, this summer, I’ll be researching and experimenting with support systems: technology, partners and apps that will give me the creative strength to develop more workshops, create more resources, and introduce you to more ways to #beyourownanswer.
I want to produce and curate video, connect with more people on a larger scale and provide classes and consultation to shift their paradigms powerfully.
If you think you can help, comment below, or share this blog with someone.
More importantly, become devoted to yourself too.