“Small progress is still progress.” 👣 ~Morgan Harper Nichols

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“Small progress is still progress.” 👣 ~Morgan Harper Nichols
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #258 • View online
I am getting a course ready to be included in a bundle that will launch in December (more on that soon!). And I can’t tell you how much it has stressed me out ever since I submitted it for possible inclusion.
So many questions have been going through my head:
  • Is it enough content?
  • Will people like it?
  • What if they don’t find it helpful?
  • Why am I even doing this?
  • Who am I to talk about this topic?
  • Will these tech pieces work together?
  • What if no one signs up?
  • What if all of this is a waste of time?
But as I was talking to a client this week, it reminded me of this post, and I realized, that ultimately it’s not about me.
It’s about the people I help. It’s about the person who needs to hear what I am saying. It’s about the guy who might like his job a lot but still wants to start a newsletter. It’s about the woman who is feeling unfulfilled in her career and looking for a creative outlet. It’s about the person who wants to be an entrepreneur but can’t see a way to do it because they work full time or are caregivers or parents. Or x or y or z.  
It’s about them. 
And ultimately, they don’t care if it’s not perfect. They want to know how to get started or what’s possible. And from there, I will get feedback and questions to make the material even better.  
I have realized that I am a person who shares what I know and what I’ve learned, and I think that as long as I continue to lean into that and present that to the world, I will be in good shape.  
But I won’t know unless I first put it out there and focus on the person who needs my experiences, stories, and approaches to things.
And those questions that keep popping up in my head? The answer is, “You’ll never know unless you give it a try.” 
On to the picks!
P.S. Thanks so much for all of the support around my 2021 goal updates last week. 💖

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#loves 😍
  • 🎧 Listening: 2020 Wrapped.  Spotify keeps hinting that the 2021 Wrapped will be out soon (!!!), so it’s been nice to get a reminder of my top songs from last year. Who were some of your top artists? Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Alessia Cara dominate my list. I’m also excited to start listening through my first pair of Airpods that I got through an $89 Black Friday deal (never seen them this cheap! 💪🏾) 
  • 📚. Reading: The Widest Net. One of my favorite authors and humans, Pam Slim, has a new book out this week all about building a community of happy customers, creating a consistent pipeline of leads, and finding new audiences and outlets for your work. She is the one who introduced me to the “side hustle” term so many moons ago and introduced the concept of tiny marketing actions—excited to read it!
  • 🧘🏾‍♀️. Tool: Down Dog Meditation. Meditation is one of those things that I cannot seem to do consistently, but I saw that Down Dog’s app has recently added walking meditations. It’s helpful to turn those on for 5 or 10 minutes when I’m out walking anyways. It helps me feel more present and mindful. And I do believe even with meditation that every little bit helps.
#reads
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