is the Inspirational word of the week.
Receptive (adjective) 1. taking in or admitting. 2. able to receive knowledge or ideas. 3. hospitable, responsive or open.
I have a confession to make, my friendly blog reader. Over the past 3 years, I haven’t been very aggressive when it comes to promoting my website. It’s not that I don’t think it’s valuable, I absolutely do. It’s just that I’m not always certain whether people will be receptive to the idea of inspiration from me. For instance, what if they get defensive and angry that I assumed they needed inspiration because there’s something wrong with them. (Yes, this has actually happened.) Although it didn’t kill me, it did scare me away from putting myself and my offerings out ‘there’ for everyone to see.
Unfortunately, the people who really do need inspiration, aren’t aware of this place to come and find it. By being shy and nervous about putting myself out into the world as an inspirational writer, speaker and artist, I’m hiding my gifts and denying the people who need them. I’m also denying myself the chance to develop and grow my business and myself.
I’ve realized that by worrying about other people’s criticsm, I’m actually looking for and inviting it. And that’s just plain stupid!
So, I’ve decided that instead of worrying about whether folks are going to be receptive to me and my website, I’m just going to start with making a point to share it far and wide, in the hopes that it will reach those who are looking for something to help them move past their stuck and gives them hope, strength and confidence. Because that’s why I’m here. That’s my purpose. To help people feel better and get their bearings.
If, for some reason, someone gets upset and/or offended by what I do, then I’m just going to have to let their anger/defensiveness go. If they don’t like it, then they don’t have to hang around. I’m not writing for them. I’m writing for YOU, my friendly blog reader, and the people who are receptive to the idea of transformation, growth, development and enlightenment. If that’s you, I would sincerely appreciate a quick note in the comments below, letting me know you’re there and that you like what I do. Just a one or two word comment would truly make my day!! And if you know of someone who could really use a pick-me-up, a place to find inspirational words, music, videos and pictures, then PLEASE feel free to tell them about Current Inspiration.
I’m on my way out the door to finish pulling together stuff for the FRE*E raffle bag at the BB&E. I get to hang out with my BFF Debbie as we tell people about this FANTASTIC event that brings in between 200 and 400 people every Friday night in Crossman Park, right behind the Village Pub in Ortonville, MI. It’s great to have something healthy, fun and consistent to look forward to! (thanks to Brenda Timmermans for the picture of me selling raffle tickets xoxox)
Thanks again for stopping in, my friendly blog reader! I truly appreciate knowing your there!!
p.s. In case you’re in need of some immediate relief from stress and anxiety, feel free to join me in doing the Stretch…a balancing, centering exercise that helps with focus and stress management.
p.p.s. My new website is taking a bit longer than I anticipated to build, so it might not be done by the 4th of July. In the mean time, I’m going to keep posting here. xoxoxoxo