I’m calling the Hippo that is laying in my progress road Hilda. She is the reason that I can not seem to see or budge my vision of my future as getting paid for anything. Value who? She is wedged across my view. She is in my way. She is the blockage to my progress road. Every time I hear about people following their passions and I see a new e-book that could definitely help me to do all the work around building me and my creative self into a business, I get blocked by Hilda. She is about permission, or the lack thereof.
I have a fear of success not failure. I fear if I start something, I won’t be able to keep it up and eventually I’ll fall on my face. And I fear that the thing that I really want and love to do will be ruined by taking money for it. Because real creatives always give it away for free, right?
When I think about how I used to clean houses for a living, I didn’t have a problem with being compensated. I received honest pay for honest hard necessary work. But somehow I unable to see anything I can do with my immense talents as helpful to other people or worth asking for money.
I am stuck looking at Hilda’s hindquarters, accepting that this is an immovable object. I’ve pinched and poked but to no avail, I see nothing there to move me through her.
What’s the basic negative premise here?
I have nothing of worth to offer anyone.
I don’t know which skills to offer or how.
People don’t really value my work or aesthetics in general.
I’m not technically savvy in arting or writing.
I don’t know how, where, which, what.
My rebuttal. Start it all anyway anyhow all at once. Take pictures, make lists. Pretend like it will all be alright and I’ll bet Hilda will move her butt out-of-the-way while I’m busy concentrating on making art or friends or submitting my writing or drumming up another workshop to teach. There’s no such thing as perfection, just process that will budge the hippo in the way. And you are moving even if you don’t think you are. Anyone else have an immovable hippo in their way of progress? I’ll help shove yours out of the way if you do the same for me.
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