When I put my mind to something, I’m usually able to achieve it. I become incredibly focused on my goal and don’t stop until I get what I want.
The problem is…I’m not sure what I want next and how can I build my grit professionally if I’m not sure where it is I want to go?
Right now, I do okay with my writing business and typically spend my days creating SEO-driven blogs, articles, and other marketing content for businesses in health and wellness, personal development, and safety and security (all areas where I have education and experience).
Overall I appreciate the benefits this career has to offer. I’m able to set my own schedule, pick my own clients, and determine my own rates. But something inside me just wants more.
The question I can’t seem to answer is: what does “more” look like?
I think I would enjoy speaking to groups and maybe even offering workshops or seminars, but I’m struggling with what my message is. I have so many areas of interest, how do I narrow them down to just one?
I have a passion for helping people develop healthier behaviors, but I also feel extremely energized when providing tips for how to better protect yourself from people who are intent on doing you harm physically (via assault, robbery, or even mass shootings) or financially (by the all-too-common email or phone-based scams).
Plus, there’s the concern that I’m not a big enough authority to provide real value. I constantly wonder what I have to offer that people can’t get from someone else?
Do you ever have these thoughts, these feelings, or these concerns? If so, feel free to share them in the comments below. Maybe we can help each other discover what “more” is.
And if you’ve ever been there before and have been able to overcome these feelings, I welcome any advice you have to offer. My ears are wide open!
(P.S. This post was extremely hard for me to write because it makes me feel so vulnerable. So, thanks for even taking the time to read it even if you don’t comment!)