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Feel like I'm starting the blog from scratch again. I've been gone with writers block...well it started that way at least. I was supposed to just be waiting to write a new post once I had my first wholesale deal under my belt... but that still hasn't happened.
Let me take you through the process of my disappearance act. Like I mentioned, it started off with me saying "I'm not gonna write another post until i get that first deal done." (this actually kinda back fired because i was a little depressed when that deal didn't happen by the next Sunday). So a few weeks go by and I'm just like "Damn, I should probably write a post since it doesn't look like that deal is coming just yet." I sit down at my laptop and n o t h i n g. I think I set myself up for a block, because my mind was made up that my absolute next post would be about my first deal. I even had a title picked out and everything - "When the Cherry Pops: A Real Estate Investor is Born". The ideas weren't flowing like they usually do when I sit down to write; I can only think about the post that I couldn't write. Another week goes by and I'm forcing myself to think of things to write, but nothing is sounding quite right. A month goes by and at this point I'm just flat out embarrassed. I've built up a small following and now I'm letting it down. People are looking for the next post and I'm making up excuses - "I've just been really busy." or "I'm having writer's block." or "Somebody's gotta take Apollo to soccer practice."
I've come to realize that after waiting so long, that now I'm just scared. Scared to put something out because the 3 horrible drafts sitting on my computer belong in the trash. Scared that I haven't been able to write about that first deal. Scared that I never will. Scared that whatever I post won't be as good as my old stuff. Scared no one will like it. Scared. And for what?
No one expects me to be 100% all the time and I shouldn't expect 100% of my readers to like 100% of my stuff. One of you is probably thinking "I've been waiting 3 months for a new post and this is what he puts out". Bottom line, share with the world what you believe you should share with the world. This doesn't have to be just writing; it could be an idea, a new product, advice, karate skills, beautiful singing voice, hamster training, hair weave killer, WHATEVER. If it feels right to you, put it out there! Don't procrastinate or wait for everything to fall in order perfectly. And if you feel like you've waited too long, don't get embarrassed. Don't make excuses. Don't be overly concerned with what they will think because
The World is waiting on what you have to offer.
What are y'all waiting on to fall in place? What's got you scared? Let me know in the comments. Also, I've been consuming a lot of books in my hiatus. Read one!
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” - J.K. Rowling