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  • #26884

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    We dedicate this campfire conversation to opening up and being completely honest with ourselves…

    What is stopping you from charging up the mountain?

    • fear or anxiety?
    • time management?
    • clarity on an idea?
    • resistance to following through on your commitment?
    • hang-ups around technology and “how to do it.”
    • something else?

    Writing what is stopping you is the first step to breaking through.

    When we can see our excuses or stories in written form, we have the power to ask if it is worth hanging onto and if it is truly our truth.

    Let’s have a domino effect of breakthroughs today.

    It’s time to charge up the mountain with fierceness and fun!!

     

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    #26913

    Lisa R
    Adventurer
    @lisa.russell

    Hmmmm great question!

    My biggest barriers right now are time and confidence, but with both of those I am pushing forward as best I can.

    The time issue is what it is. I have a one-year old, a job, and a home to care for and manage. I find time when I can, and sometimes things come up which I just have to get on and deal with.

    In terms of confidence, after the initial excitement of my idea I am now pushing through a big old set of fears: Is this any good? Will people buy into it? Will this have the transformative effect I want it to have? Is it too long? Is it too naff and weird?

    On the plus side, I’m committed now, and this course and community keep me committed. I’m going to keep pushing forward and hope that the confidence returns, because I remember that initial excitement I had and I have to trust that that version of me saw something in the idea that is sitting in the current me’s blind spot.

    I’m also reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Big Magic’ at the moment and she also talks about a crisis of confidence being part of her normal creative process. And she’s a bestselling author with a literary phenomenon to her name. So, I’m taking heart from that.

    Onward.

    ūüôā

    #26987

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Doesn’t sound like anything’s stopping you Lisa! Just the usual reistance that naturally comes up when we’re shedding skin and growing into our big selves! You inspire me. So stoked to see you growing into your Super powers to share with the world. You are doing it. Every. Single. Step!!

    #27580

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Myself. ¬†I’m stopping myself from charging up the mountain. ¬†Fear and money mindsets are in my way. ¬†Time management is an issue, though I have found since scheduling my work in as the earlier video suggested, it has helped. ¬†So has getting back into my office regularly.

    Last week my neck issues kept me from doing much. ¬†It wasn’t until I¬†was reading an article last night about Chakra’s that I realized neck pain coincides with the 5th chakra of self expression. I’ve always had trouble with expressing myself and with my commitment to getting this course out in the world, I knew I would struggle with this. ¬†Didn’t think it would hit me physically, as it usually hits with procrastination and lack of motivation.¬†Last night, it really hit home to me how I am sabotaging myself. ¬†Now, how to get past this blockage???

    #27622

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I’m gonna play Dudevils advocate here Deanna.

    I don’t think you’re holding yourself back one iota.

    You’ve been going-ho and given’er since arriving on the mountain.

    You’ve been participating fully in conversations and discussions.

    You’ve been healing your body, tuning into your resistance and allowing yourself to evolve through it.

    And now you’re asking how you can step beyond your discomfort and be fully expressed in this creation.

    From this view, you are KICKING ASS and taking names.

    Keep doing what your’e doing sister.

    If I had one bit of advice, it would be to get in front of that camera every single day, even if it’s just to practice playing your role. Even if you never use the contnet you create. That is going to be the game-changer that takes your course from good to great and all it takes is you saying, “Screw it, I’m gonna do it!”

    Rock on Deanna.

    #27642

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Thank you, thank you Bradley for your perspective! ¬†I get so caught up in what I’m NOT¬†getting done that I forget to acknowledge what I am¬†getting done and how far I’ve come already.

    I’ll will take your advice and add camera time into my schedule every day, even if it is just a quick Snapchat or Periscope video. I think that will really help me break through to the next level!

    #27650

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I SEE YOU!

    Go get’em. Get in front of that camera!

    #28500

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Just following up Deanna. Have you gotten in front of the camera yet? Would love to see what you’re working on.

    If resistance is still winning, then bite it’s head off (on camera) and send us the video ¬† ūüėČ

    Cheering for you all the way to the top!

    #28511

    Rodolfo Menjivar
    Adventurer
    @rodolfomenjivar

    What has SLOWED me down, not stopped, is personal issues more than anything related to content and tech.

    Like self doubt, do I know what I am talking about, why would people want to buy this from me, who am i, what if this works, am I ready for the life change that will come with the success of this course etc etc.

    I have monthly classes on personal development that have helped me work through this and the community support from those classes and from the the Great E course Adventure have also helped tremendously.

    What has also helped is talking to my tribe, and actually viewing people as my tribe. People come to me quite often and ask me questions about various subjects and until now have never stepped up and owned that power. There are already people coming to me for help and that fact takes away a lot of those doubts I expressed above.

    Wow writing this down and sharing has helped tremendously.
    Thanks ūüôā

    #28562

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Yes and no Bradley.  I have been on Snapchat releasing personal videos just to get myself comfortable. Earlier today though, I created a few Snaps for my website that I saved where I talked about Teen Launch Academy and my upcoming course.  So, I promise you here and now that I will actually put these out onto Snapchat for all to see tomorrow.

    My goal this week is to also do at least 1 Periscope session as well. If I can figure out how to save that, I will post it here.

    #28564

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Awesome Rodolfo, keep up the great work. I find that confronting the resistance, getting angry and telling it all the reasons it is wrong, really helps me! (And thanks so much for the share on Instagram today!)

    #28566

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I hear ya Rodolfo. That’s a big one for all of us. I’ve struggled with it at many poitns along my journey and I know every single person on this mountain struggles with it.

    The thing you must remember (which I see you are aware of) is that there are people in the world who are waiting for what you have to teach, share and inspire within them. You’ll never feel perfect or ready enough to step onto that stage and offer your highest service. You just have to start and learn as you go. (all of us)

    I felt like this with teaching golf the last few weeks. Even though I’m the best player at my club, I”ve played competitively as an amateur and a professional. I’ve transformed my game in the last three years through mindful practices, etc and still I had doubts about becoming a teacher. However, last week I taught my first clinic and private lessons as a teaching professional and it went awesome.

    And best of all, I had a blast. My students had a blast.

    It was amazing the resistance I felt and still feel about doing it again this Thursday. But I”m just gonna keep showing up, keep teaching, keep learning and keep refining my way.

    You’ve got this brother. Your’e doing it. Well done!

    #28568

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Yay you Deanna. Love it. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to and I commend you for your follow through and desire to learn! This is exciting. I can sense the momentum kicking into a higher gear for you.

    #28938

    Caroline
    Adventurer
    @calliope6

    Loving these posts. Thank you y’all.

    For me it is 2 pronged and they are probably related: ¬†fear. FEAR. fear. ..of being dictatorial – like who am I anyways? fear of being judged negatively……

    Then there is also how quickly I get knocked down off a particular mission if I start getting bored or disheartened because my tech skills fail me and I flounder for a few hours trying to fix it without any success. It is like my dynamic “get things done now” battery gets depleted by lack of results and inability to sort things out myself. And then I find someone to help but normally have to wait days or a week for that input and by then my creative fire for that particular mission is extinguished and I have turned my attention to something else. For example I bought Thrive themes and landing pages a few months ago. Was so excited ! But then couldn’t install it for 6 weeks for various reasons and was bouncing between forums, you tube, being in online tickets queues, waiting for different web developer friends to get back to me. And all the time knowing that somehow I had created this incompetence loop, and then feeling deeply ashamed (aargh yes) and like I have/had lost my place/footing on this course

    To cap it all – recently I have had some health issues which led to me being on a farm with no internet for 4 weeks !

    Love calliope xx

    #29010

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Fear is a big trigger for me too Calliope.

    I find that when I get stuck the way you described (though my stuck is usually around the writing parts not the technology), I take some time away intentionally, from the work. I finished my storyboards and shot list and was just mentally exhausted.  I took 3 or 4 days off and then felt refreshed coming back. I need to have that space for my subconscious to process things as well as to keep the frustration at bay.

    Here at the GEA I can’t imagine having to wait very long for help. ¬†It’s such a very helpful community. ¬†Definitely bring your questions here. ¬†Andy is very knowledgeable with the tech stuff as are other people here in the forums because it is such a diverse background.

    I myself have a lot of experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and WordPress so I’m always available to chat with you and give you help in any of these areas.

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