I Did It!

I did it! I made it to Week 2 of my Video Blog Challenge that I am doing with my friend Lara Baez Fernandez.  We both have resistance to doing video blogs yet both want to do them.

So we teamed up and made our own Challenge, I video blog post per week for 4 weeks.  We each post on the other’s FaceBook page.  During the week we check in with one another through FB updates.

Being held accountable is absolutely key in conquering challenges and we will be covering that next week in Video #3.

The other key elements to transforming a challenge into a triumph are implementation and action.  In fact we consider these two elements to be the most challenging aspects of following through to the end of the challenge.  It is the are ones that most clients need help with.

Action and implementation will be covered in week 4 and here I declare another challenge that I extend my side to week 5 so we can do a wrap up video as this series turned out to be all about challenges.

Oh did I mention that I didn’t have a clue what I was going to speak about, I decided that the first video could be about why I was doing the video in the first place. In a way it was a way of easing myself in without being too vulnerable.

This week I take it a step further and this does feel vulnerable to me.  My Gateway Gremlins have a field day taunting me with things like “Who are you to make a video?” “What do you have to say” “Who wants to listen to you?”  “You won’t do it”

They are persistent, and they are familiar, they have been around for a looooong time.  However times have changed, I am no longer resigned to their banter.  I am dedicated to their eradication! 

Shoot on sight and shoot to kill!

It is time to use fear as my sword and not my shield.  I will not hide behind it anymore, I will tackle it head on and make it “my challenge.”

It is fitting that at one of the most challenging times of my life, and on the decade anniversary of the events that led to a dramatic life change for me, I am obsessed with finding ways that work for me to overcome my challenges.

Nature always provides the antidote and it’s generally close by.  You just have to find it.

What about you, do you honor the agreements you make with yourself as conscientiously as you those you make with others?