Many years past when I first began to work, I hated talking in a meeting because I would instantly blush what felt and probably looked like 100 shades of red. Over the years, though, my blushing went away as I found myself talking more and more in front of others. And while at the time this seemed like a monumental issue, we tend to forget these small lessons learned as the years pass us by.
This week I was reminded of this when I read an Etsy newsletter pointing us to the following blog post: http://www.jonathanfields.com/blog/how-to-pick-up-a-stranger-or-produce-brilliant-work/
It is a wonderful short read and very motivating about how taking such a little step, such as striking up conversations regularly with people whom we don’t know, can lead to big changes in our lives such as alleviating fear of public speaking. Not only did this article make me reminisce about my past lessons learned, but also made me start to think more about what I am currently afraid of and what little steps I can take to start to overcome these fears.
As I have mentioned before, I am just not a put myself out there kind of person and therefore Marketing/blogging/Facebook/Twitter scares the bejeebers out of me. So I decided to do two immediate things to embark on my journey to at least begin to climb the Marketing mountain of fear.
First, admit to my fears and be willing to share things about me! So now you know.
Second, I noticed on several Facebook teams to which I am a part, that people post all of their new creations for others to see. And even for those trying to sell their products, they post them on their own Facebook and/or Twitter pages. So I am going to attempt to do more of this. As I have heard many sellers saying, the more eyes you get on a piece, the greater chance someone who was meant to love it will just happen to see it.
So here is my latest plate which I just listed today – just in time for Spring as today was gorgeous here in the mid-75 degrees F!