Sometimes learning something new can push a person (okay, I mean me) close to the edge!
I do not consider myself particularly technical, as in, I can navigate the basics of my computer but am not inclined to get a new one so I can avoid learning new tools. I know how to use this blog but have been resisting the need to build one for my new business… for weeks!!
It has been the elephant in the room, preventing me from moving forward and still I tried to squeeze by, trying one no-new-learning option after another. To no avail. As I suspected (okay, I knew), I have to build a new platform.
I mentioned recently how important it is to know yourself and I know that I get overwhelmed by lots of details and the need to learn something so far outside my comfort zone it is in a different galaxy! So this whole process has been very challenging.
Yesterday I started with baby steps and probably made it about 15% of the way into the exercise. Today I made it another 15-20% and my poor brain is fried. (Is it time for wine yet???)
Another thing I know about myself is that I am terribly impatient (working on this, daily!!) so I really want this finished, like 3 weeks ago. But… what a personal growth experience (and I’m not being sarcastic). So far these are the big steps I have taken:
- I kept nudging the elephant, doing lots of research and honing in on exactly what I want.
- Over the course of 10 days I dipped my big toe and finally was knee deep in the process, still unsure, but at least I was in the damn water.
- I shared my overwhelm (another thing I may or may not be good at) and asked for help.
- With loving support, I jumped. And you know what, nothing bad happened. So I jumped a little deeper today and again, nothing bad happened.
I’m not sure how long this new site will take me (I’ll let you know when it’s up and running) but if I can keep plugging along, inch by inch, row by row, I am sure to get it done. I may even learn some patience (now that would be the icing).