“If the first version of your product does not embarrass you, you’ve lunched too late.” – Reid Hoffman
Hello… How are you doing today? I was just going through the blog and found this post that was actually meant to be my welcome note and didn’t get to publish, but published this post instead.
So, I said to myself, Lara why not publish it today, before you do your beauty post. The reason I am sharing this though, is because earlier today I spoke with 2 amazing ladies, one of them I was encouraging to start her blog. She mentioned on of the very fears I had, that I made mention in this post and I went on to share a bit of my blogging journey with her and the testimonies that keeps coming in and a few reasons why she should.
On the other hand, the other Lady, was telling me how after she read my post for the very first time a few days ago, it moved her to action and she registered for a public speaking course she’s been postponing for years. It was after this conversation that I found this post and I knew I just had to share it, just to encourage someone to find that One Reason to Start!
Without any further ado, Enjoy…
I always want everything to be perfect guess that’s the choleric me. If it’s not perfect then I probably won’t start, I have had this blog under works for over six months waiting for the perfect theme, perfect welcome note, perfect pictures and layout, perfect logo. *whispering* I guess I was just finding the perfect reason not to start….
I Wasn’t sure at some point if I should anymore, cos I thought, hey! there are tons of blog out there dishing out creative content every single week, some that I personally follow and some that I stalk *rolls eyes*. so, I thought why get on the wagon? but then a lot of people including my husband believe I should be doing this and I also had this strong conviction that I need to be doing this now for just one person and I hope that person is YOU!
Therefore, I said to myself if I can find the right reasons asides from making money (which is a good enough reason! abi *tongue out*) I will face my fears, ditch all the imperfections, and start anyways. Wondering what the good enough reasons are? well here you go….
A lot of people say I write well…. Although I don’t see it sometimes, however, there’s one thing I know I do well, I write from my heart, I guess that’s what blogging is about right?
A lot of people say am very creative…… Well I like to think that too.
A lot of People say am stylish…. Oh well! I take that as a compliment all the time (this is the part where I flip hair) guess you now know why they call me Onífáàrí *wink*
A lot of people say I inspire them… Well I guess everyone has the ability too if we decide to share our story/experiences.
A lot of people say I am their number one go to consultant on fashion, beauty, travels, name it…. I guess this is the part where you call me Mama Jack! Lol…
A very special coach thinks I have a lot of Pictures to start a photo house…. Well that’s true sha! I love to take pictures and Pose in front of camera no matter how tired I am *covers face*
Am sure by now you get the drift! am on the wagon of blogging, and what this simple exercise taught me is that you will always find reasons to start or not to start! So, if you’ve got a project hanging, just find that one reason to start and start right away! It doesn’t have to be perfect there’s always room for improvement.
In other words, this is me officially welcoming you to my online space, even though I can’t believe it myself! (guess this is the part where I need someone to pinch me). This might be a weird welcoming, not only because it’s not the usual welcome note you would have come across, but also you had to read all the way to figure out this is my welcome note to you! Witty, right? Lol…. Well some people think I am, you can form your opinion after reading a little about me here!
I do hope we learn, grow, and achieve our dreams together whilst we keep slaying, making impact, and living intentionally.
From the time I wrote this post, till now that I am publishing it, the growth has been phenomenal, never in my wildest dream, would I have thought that I would have consistent readers from over 55 countries??? How did that even happen??? I honestly do not know!!! All I know is that I STARTED.
Much more than the growth, it is testimonies like the one I received today that makes it all worth it. I honestly cannot count the number of messages I got on the very first day of hitting the Publish button, it was so humbling. How could I have assumed by this singular act of facing my fears and starting I would inspire people to do same? Just imagine the number of people that your starting would directly or indirectly impact positively. You see why you cannot afford not to start?
If you need to talk to someone about your fears, or don’t even know where or how to start, please just send me an Email. I would be more than willing to walk side by side with you on this journey.
Till My Next Post; START!!!
Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4