I have this theory that we hire people to help us make connections.
Maybe those are connections between where we are and where we want to be—so we hire a life coach, a personal trainer, or a food coach.
Or maybe those are connections between our big ideas and the people we want to share them with—so we hire a web designer, a videographer, or, you know, a content coach.
Now there’s a lot of connection-making you can do on your own if you take the time and use the right tools.
For example, if you can get all the ideas out of your head and start looking for patterns, you’ll likely see things you weren't able to see before. (I forget this all the time. I need to tattoo it on my hand or something.)
But I think we almost always get to a point where we can’t move forward without help.
Now this help can come in different forms—a talk with a trusted friend, a chat with a mastermind group, or a session with someone we pay. But however we do it, we need to present our ideas to others and then listen as they reflect them back to us through their own lens—so they can add layers of understanding while also cutting through some of the noise that’s going on inside your own head.
A while ago, I wrote a post about making connections that I still think is both relevant and helpful. If you’ve been struggling to make connections in your scattered thoughts about content, I recommend you start there.
But if you’ve done that exercise, if you’ve taken the #ContentFreedomChallenge (or avoided it because you knew it would just add to the confusion you feel inside your own head), it might be time to ask for help.
And last week, I launched two things to help you do just that.
The first, email coaching, is designed to help you get unstuck in one or two areas and then get moving forward.
You’ll tell me where you feel stuck and then I’ll spend an hour writing a thorough, detailed response designed to, well, get you unstuck.
You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective on something you may have been struggling with for a while, ready to tackle what’s next.
But if you feel like part of your problem is even knowing what you need help with, try this worksheet. It’s normally part of the Email Coaching Welcome Guide, but I’m sharing it with you today because I don’t want your own fears about being able to express where you’re stuck to hold you back.
Download the Where You’re Stuck worksheet here.
And the second, the Content Freedom Intensive, is designed to be a deeper dive into connecting all your ideas and finding ways to share them without feeling overwhelmed all the time.
We’ll examine all the ideas you have inside of you and then reassemble them into something that just makes sense—to you and the people you know you can help. You'll walk away feeling better equipped to shape and share your ideas to create connection with your audience.
If you feel this might be for you, set up a time to chat with me over Skype (or the phone) right here. You can get a feel for who I am and how I think and talk about content. And if we’re not right for each other, I’ll send you on your way with lots of love—and maybe with some names of others who might be a better fit.
Book a time to talk with me here.
I believe in you and in the work you’re doing. And I know that you can make a difference out there. Don’t let your natural limitations (the ones we all share) hold you back—ask for help if you need it, whether it’s from me or someone else. You’re worth it.
With much love,
P.S. In case you skimmed (we all do it!): Making connections on your own is hard. If it’s time to ask for help, get in touch and let me know what you need. If I’m not the right fit, I may be able to point you to someone who is!