The other day, someone asked me to think about the word ‘vulnerable’.
The first word that came to mind was beautiful because I think the ability to be vulnerable is a very beautiful thing.
I hate when we keep our guards up and when we never take the chance to truly get to know someone because we’re too busy protecting ourselves from being judged.
Ultimately, I think being vulnerable means being real.
So I’m going to speak my truth.
On Tuesday I am officially launching my “Feel Good Blogging” experience. It’s almost all I can think about. I’m SO EXCITED. But honestly? I’m nervous at the same time.
I’m the kind of person who very easily gets caught up in stress and anxiety around big, important things like exams and product launches…. But I’m reaching a point in my life when I’m ready to start committing myself to letting go of the end result. I’m READY to let go of the need for intense stress and anxiety to be a part of my story and journey. And this process of change, of letting go of the things that no longer serve me? It’s AMAZING.
My number one focus during this entire process has been to truly enjoy each and every single step of the way.
I know what my goal is for Feel Good Blogging, and I know how many spaces I want to fill, but for the first time in my life I have let go of the need to be in control of the outcome.
All I want to do is be present in each and every single moment, I want to live each step of the process in PASSION.
When the negative thoughts and self-doubt appear, I immediately refresh my mind so that I can get back to a more positive space.
However, this is a practice. And I’m not 100% there yet, but I’m on my way.
All I know, is that I am exactly where I need to be at this very moment, and it feels good.
This new journey that I’m on? Vulnerability is a huge part of it. Putting myself out there fearlessly, and throwing all of my plans and strategies out the window? It feels vulnerable. But it’s totally worth it.
I can’t wait for Tuesday. 🙂
8 thoughts on “Vulnerability of an Entrepreneur (day 6 of 7)”
Hi Alex 🙂
I totally agree with “being vulnerable means being real”. I loved today’s challenge because I had never thought of open myself to my readers in this way. I even feel more energized and motivated after I published today’s blog post 🙂
Thank you one again Alex for all of your hard work, advice and this great challenge ♥!
I have never thought of vulnerability as being beautiful before, but after reading so many posts on day 6 of the challenge I can clearly see your point.
Thank youn for giving us all an environment where we can speak freely without fear of being judged or sneered at. this whole thing is positive and has been like sunshine every day xo
I love that! “Ultimately, I think being vulnerable means being real.” So true, and yet it’s still so difficult to do. But! After writing my vulnerable post, I was so glad I went out of my comfort zone. All of these daily challenges are such amazing exercises on being real and being YOU. I think all of us bloggers really can use that. Cheers!
Vulnerable means to be real – I totally agree and I’m so glad someone so successful feels that way, which means I’m on the right track too.
Also what you said about not worrying about the end result, I am so glad to hear you say that.
I’ve been rejected from so many jobs that all they care about is money and ROI. Looking back I’m glad I didn’t get those jobs. I never got into marketing because of making money. I got into it because I wanted to make a change in the way marketing has been done in the past. I want to focus on connections, customer service, products or services that really create value.
So thank you Alex for this amazing opportunity! You’ve set motion something you probably never realized or expected. Genius!
I enjoy how natural and open you are it makes it easy to follow along with your videos. Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge.
My entire blog is based off being open and honest about our medical journey my daughter and I have in hopes to help someone else some day. I am looking forward to day 7.
Thank you for creating this challenge it’s allowed me to connect with my readers in a way I didn’t think I was able to.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time and effort and energy to have created the Blogging Challenge. I have really enjoyed it. Much more than I thought I would! Importantly I have been determined to prove to myself that I can commit to something and complete it to the end as I have been getting quite bad at that recently and this challenge has made me realise I enjoy the accountability to myself and others to see it through! I am nearly at the end of my 7 posts and feeling a bit lost and how to go forward from here, as it has been such a challenging challenge and such an amazing community of support that has come from it. Thanks again. Hope you have had a chance to relax and take in the result of all your hard work. Andrea
Alex, you are such an inspiration! I’m just starting out as a blogger (I’ve only posted 3 blogposts) and I discovered you!! I am 100% sure that the Universe guided me to you, because you are amazing and you advice is so simple, but real! I wish you good luck with your project!
and even if I’m late I am going to participate in the Blogging Challenge and right 7 blogposts every day! that’s going to be fun. Thank you for the heads up!!