The Whole Idea Is to Do What You’re Inspired By
This morning – again! – I have nothing to say.
I’m not inspired.
I feel flat.
I also feel like I really WANT to be inspired, I’m eager to be inspired, I’m ready to be inspired and motivated and fired up and to kick some ass God damn it!
But I feel … nup. I got nothing. I have banana fingers again, and they don’t want to type. Actually I feel slightly drugged, despite being on my second double espresso for the day. Too much sleep? Too deep?
Maybe. Whatever. Doesn’t matter.
The point is: the whole idea of this messaging thing and being the LEADER who you are is to do what you’re inspired by.
Which means that even on the days you feel like shit or just can’t seem to summon any get up and go or come up with something ‘interesting’ to say or create, you just. do. what you’re inspired by.
You don’t make shit up.
You don’t TRY to be fired up or entertaining or ranty or of interest and you don’t even try to be of value.
You don’t WORRY about it.
You just be what you are now. And you act from that place.
If I wanted to write something full on, in my oft-used style, it would be fake right now. I could write a post about ‘fuck lead gen’, or ‘down with the stepfordpreneurs’, or ‘shut up and take it!’ and on any other day, perhaps, those could be REAL posts that really inspire, motivate and energise you, light a fire in your body and get you into alignment and MEGA asskickery. But right now? The very idea of any of them seems SCORNFULLY fake to me and therefore whatever I would write would be, in a word?
So the only thing I can write right now, the only thing that can possibly be REAL (and if it’s aligned it first has to be real, and even if it’s to kick butt it first has to be real), is that right now?
I got nothing.
I have nothing to say to inspire you.
I have nothing ranty to say.
I have nothing angry to say.
I can’t be bothered getting all up in your face.
And I can’t even think of a single suggestion for how you can kick ass today in YOUR biz. Unless this helps:
When you’re not inspired, not ‘on’, not raring and ready to go, guess what?
You can still lead.
When you’re not feeling it, have nothing to say, can’t even seem to connect to who you are, guess what?
THAT still matters.
Because if there’s one thing that’s sure about your tribe it’s that they don’t feel ‘on’ all the time, they don’t feel motivated all the time, they don’t feel ready to go all the time, and so if YOU try and show yourself as this always on! always happy! always excited! always motivated! always doing the work! always going all out! fakey-fake GURU, well –
Gonna be kind of hard to relate to you, don’t you think?
Plus are you really HELPING people to try and imply it’s about always being on?
And isn’t it just kind of tiring for YOU to have to try and put on some kind of facade of who you think you have to be, even if the facade is based on the at times MOST real version of you? I know when I’m on fire and totally in my zone, that I am pretty fucking unstoppable with how fast I write, how much I can create, how powerful my messaging to my right audience. I know exactly how it looks and feels and so yes I COULD very easily right now do a pretty good job of replicating, well, me.
I could do fired up right now!
I could do ON!
I could do you gotta MAKE SHIT HAPPEN!
And I guess that most people probably wouldn’t even know it was ‘put on’ for the day, it was me ‘having’ to do the me who I think people expect me to be, admittedly also the me I most enjoy being.
So it’s not about whether anybody can tell, on the surface, whether you’re faking it. Although I think that it DOES SHOW, and that when you do those sort of ‘putting yourself on’ posts or messages or creations that they simply tend to fall flat.
But it’s about the whole reality that as a leader you are supposed to lead FULLY, meaning it’s okay to show when it’s not easy, when it doesn’t come automatically, when you do have to dig a bit deeper. And it’s okay to show that this whole dream biz and life thing doesn’t have to only be about maintaining a certain energy, a certain mindset, a certain whatever.
The whole POINT of the thing is that when you’re living your dreams, fully as you, you get to be you.
So if you’re flat – be flat. You’ll come up again! By all means look for ways to elevate your spirit, to find your flow, to get back in the groove. I don’t like feeling this this; it’s annoying! But I can’t just ‘be’ over it. I can write, as I am now, and then I can go do my workout, and then I can create a video, and then it will be time to meet my clients for Day 1 of our Bali retreat here, and by that time I dare say my morning activities will have restored me back to normal and certainly even an hour or two of talking aligned and asskicking biz with my clients will do that if not, but what I can’t do, right now, in THIS moment, is pretend I’m already where I know I later WILL be.
So all I can write right now, if I’m going to write authentically and from ALIGNMENT, is this.
Which is nothing.
But also, perhaps, everything, if you at times ever told yourself that the only way for you to be able to create, or write, or speak, or SELL or indeed even be in business and SUCCEED is for you to have to be a certain way, all of the time, or even some of the time.
Can I tell you something cool?
All you have to be, is who you are.
All you have to say, is what’s (actually) on your heart.
The whole POINT is to do what you’re inspired by.
So if you’re not actively inspired! energised! omg so happy with life! then be inspired by what you ARE inspired by. And if it feels like nothing, nothing inspires me right now, I have nothing to say, am completely blah and boring and might as well just go back to sleep until I turn back into pepped-up-Barbie version of myself, well then –
What you’re inspired by, is nothing.
So write about that.
Speak about that.
Figure it OUT by getting it out.
Or, of course, do nothing, do the stuff you need to do for you, that’s all good and fine as well, I certainly don’t mean you have to always write or speak or message or show up or lead when you’re not on or if you truly need time for you, but my point is that if you DO want to write or speak or show up (as I do right now) and you have nothing FULL ON AND AWESOME to say, but yet you are indeed committed to truth and to leading from who you ARE, and you want to get your message out for the day, well then all you can do?
Is show up and be who you are right now, in this moment.
Share something real.
It might not be the blast of energy it usually is.
Maybe it will bore everybody to tears.
But maybe it will shift some stuff for you.
And maybe it will help even one person to realise that it’s okay, in business, in life, as a leader, and as you, to just.
And that really?
That’s all you can do.
Life is Now. Press Play.
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