My great-niece, Ryder, is five years old and when she got her first motorcycle, a 50cc Yamaha peewee, for Christmas, she was a little bit reluctant.
Her then four-year-old self just wasn’t sure. [The photo above is Ryder, 4, in her new riding gear but, definitely unsure about trying out the bike!] But, don’t get me wrong, she was asking for a motorcycle for a while before she finally saw the real thing, shiny and pink, ready to go for her.
Ryder and her daddy have been riding bicycles forever…I’m trying to remember if she was walking or riding her bike, first! lol And she never wanted training wheels, riding a two-wheeler for several years already. She’s got a natural talent, and thank goodness for that since her MotoX racing dad seems to have high hopes since naming the sweet little girl, Ryder.
Still, getting what she wished for was a little intimating when it was sitting there right in front of her.
So I took her aside, and away from her expecting audience of loving family spectators, for a little chat.
First, I let her know that she only had to ride her new motorcycle IF SHE WANTED TO. I think taking the pressure off her was the thing to do. It seemed to help. As she contemplated whether she did, in fact, want to, I mention to her that I have a bike license and rode motorcycles with my brothers as a little girl, too! Definitely, her interest began peaking. Maybe she thought she was an unusual little girl with her motorcycle dreams.
Doing a little calming by nonchalantly coloring together while she’s thinking this over was my next move. We are happy when coloring together so I’m throwing that in the story here for you. Lalala.
You Got This
But what I say to her next is the clincher. Ryder knew she was going to go ahead and give that shiny motor a ride. Off we went to try on her new motorcycle boots and get geared up.
But, what did I say and why am I writing a post about it, anyway?
Well, the truth is, I think I need to hear this right now and maybe you do too for something in your business or writing, or blogging right now. So, I’m sharing.
What I DIDN’T say is, “you got this,” or “no problem!”
What I did tell Ryder is this. “Sometimes,” I ask her, “do you know when you do something and it’s really exciting and fun…but it’s scary, too?”
I told her how riding her bike with a motor may be scary at first but I think it’s going to be fun at the very same time. Scary and fun. Both at once.
With that, she looked up at me. Then, tilted her head back a little in thought, pretty blue eyes shining, and says, “Let’s go try on my new riding boots, Aunt Suz!” And she’s been a MotoX rider ever since:) Looooves it!
Scary and Fun
So, in case you didn’t see the Grand Announcement with Ryan Biddulph on October 11th, you can view it below.
And then you’ll see exactly why I am overwhelmed with the nervous mix of scary and fun pulsing through my veins ever since!
I just hope I’m as brave as Ryder in diving in, boots on!
I’m not going to lie, I may have my boots laced on, excited to go, but I am also shaking in them as well. Scary and fun. Creating is fun. Doing my own course for the first time is uber fun. Lucking out with snagging a top-notch co-creator and calm steady force like Ryan, well, the fun explosion is overflowing right now!
And my nerves are working overtime, too. Has that happened to you when you’re launching something new, exciting, challenging?
I’m thrilled and I’m most definitely scared stiff. Will we get any students? Can I handle the tech needed for things to work properly? Can we create an extraordinary experience to help bloggers and small business blog owners take their blogs to a higher and more relevant level to fit their needs and gain business? Will we help people in the way I’m imagining and we are working for? I can go on for days…but I’m too busy putting together the parts and pieces, figuring out the tech, and brainstorming and creating with Ryan to create the best course on blogging, EVER.
More Fun With More Than One
Ryder’s race team grew at the end of the season when, along with Ryder and her daddy Jay, Uncle Josh got himself a bike to join in the family riding fun! And like her dad’s first-ever MotoX, Ryder took the start gate (see pic above on right) to race her very first time at High Point Raceway this summer, a Pro National Track. Wow! And now she has a sweet 3rd place prize to keep forever from that sweet first race day, too. Yay, Ryder!
I think Ryder will still tell you, racing is scary AND fun. But, you have to go to the start gate to find out. You have to give it your best shot. Right?
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As I complete pieces of content, play with video and other media, learn and work out automation kinks, and continue to grow into this course creator role, I feel more and more confident about what we are putting together for you. Instead of letting fear and uncertainty take grasp to stop me, I am instead, gathering steam and enthusiasm for all the goodness of experiencing and experimenting my way through.
Offering this experience, doing it, and putting it out there is a win no matter how things go from here on out. Instead of fretting, I am slowly but surely embracing the hats I’m trying on in order to produce the best offer possible. You may have to surrender to let things go when you feel overwhelmed, because who wouldn’t when you are all of these in your digital business:
- tech pro
- community builder
There are a lot of moving parts and big shoes roles to fill, but I am happy to take them all on to produce something to help people along. Knowing and understanding and trying some things sooner or in better alignment likely means a quicker ability to find success and make money via your blog.
I wish I had a better overall understanding from the get-go and also find that renewing, reviewing, and revising are important to a blog’s well-being over time, as well.
Kicking off, revitalizing, or strengthening your blog means you need to know How to Bling Your Blog & Feed That Hog!
P.S. As always, your comments are welcome and thank you, kindly.
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