This is the 52nd edition of the Pitch Master blog! I have been writing weekly for a year. This was my goal, and I am thrilled to have made it! Thank you for joining me on my creator journey.
For years I knew that I needed to write a newsletter as part of my coaching practice. Despite all the bells and whistles of social media, newsletters are the only way to regularly deliver content to your audience and interact with them. They are personal and algorithm proof. But I dragged my feet. I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough to say and that no one would be interested in what I had to say.
To get my courage up, I subscribed to every newsletter that I could find about newsletters and the creator economy.
One of those was Growth Currency by Dylan Redekop. He started in 2021 and was booming. The fact that he was a newbie and his quote “write a newsletter every week for a year and it will change your life,” inspired me to start.
To my surprise, I found that I loved it. Writing every week fueled my creativity, improved my self-esteem, and boosted my confidence.
Keep your Commitments to Yourself to Grow Your Self-Confidence
The simplest way to get more confidence is to keep the commitments you make to yourself. When you tell yourself you’re going to do something, whether it’s something simple like take out the trash or something more involved like write an article, and you don’t do it, you feel bad. And if you keep not doing what you say you want to do, you can start to feel not just bad about yourself, but depressed.
If you’re struggling in any part of your life, I feel you. It can get better. Think of all the things you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to do or you need to do, but not doing them. Pick one easy thing and give yourself a numerical goal like I did.
For instance, if you want to write, say I’m going to write for 10 minutes every day for 30 days. Over those 30 days as you keep that commitment, you will notice that you are feeling better. Better about yourself, excited about your writing and more confident.
The key to this recovery is to start small and simple. Don’t try to keep a huge promise to yourself like writing a book or saving enough money to go to Paris.
Secondly, give yourself a numerical goal that is easy to track.
Once you hit that deadline and you’ve kept that promise, you will feel amazing and ready to take on the next challenge.
Keep your word to yourself. Do what you say you are going to do and your life will change.
Want more content like this? Click here to subscribe to my newsletter.