Someone asked me recently how I have been able to get so much accomplished with all the emotional distractions lately. I really think the timing of Type-A-Parent Conference was a huge blessing to me in this regard. I went in the middle of a crisis of faith, driving down there literally shaking in hurt and frustration in the middle of I-40.
What I rediscovered was my community. My passion. My voice.
I’ve written over two dozen guest posts already, all completely unique with a twist specifically for that particular audience. Some have been published (view the Ebook Guest Posts list here) and several are still pending publication. I finished my latest ebook. I redesigned Untrained Housewife. I launched a new feature on Blissfully Domestic magazine highlighting women of influence and the first interview piece goes up this week. In short…I’m on a roll!
The enthusiasm I have came directly from the hurt I felt three weeks ago when I wrote Blogging Ethics.
You Cannot Speak Clearly if You’re Speaking Someone Else’s Passion
You cannot speak in your own voice if you are speaking someone else’s passion. When I was too focused on outside influences – the negative hurdles, the race someone else was running, what they chose to invest themselves in – I lost my voice. My vision.
Your Passion Shines Best When You’re True to Yourself
Someone asked me recently how I was staying so enthusiastic in my endeavors. The answer, I am realizing, is simple but profound. I love what I’m doing. I love helping others. I love empowering them to achieve their goals. THAT is my passion. When I focus THERE, the energy is natural. It’s automatic!
You Already Have a Voice
So many times we hear people say, “I’m just trying to find my voice.” Patti Digh at Type-A-Parent Conference says, “You already have a voice. The real question is, ‘What is your voice saying?‘” And that is the rub isn’t it? She challenged us to answer this question – If your voice were speaking freely, what would it say?
My realization is that my voice would say exactly what it is saying right now this second. And that place of passion is a place of power. It’s the best place to be.
You already have a blogging voice. What is it saying?