This week I struggled to put together the podcast.
I let myself get distracted with the news and all the awful things and I started spiraling into this sort of reactive state of mind. For me, it looks like freezing in place while my mind spins endlessly.
And that’s okay – it happens. I caught it and I’m back!
So, I thought I would share with you today how I got out of the spiral and finally got this Tiny Talk done that you’re listening to, even when I really didn’t feel like doing it at all.
I’m going to take you quickly through this exercise in real-time as I write this Tiny Talk so you can see how powerful it is and how easy it is. It’s going to help you avoid spending hours, weeks, or months in a funk over something you want to do but can’t seem to get started.
Step 1: Name the Thing
Step 2: Thoughts About the Thing
I don’t want to
No one cares
It feels too heavy
I can’t think of a good topic
I got nothing
The world is going to hell, what’s the point?
Step 3: How to Accomplish the Thing
Decide to do it
Run it through know-feel-do
Set a timer for 30 minutes – write first draft
Send to proofreader
Step 4: Clean Up Thoughts About the Thing
I want to create value for others
There is at least one person who cares
I can make this light
I can think of at least 10 topics right now
I’m feeling more energetic about this
This feels easy when I break it down and drop the drama
I have so much to offer
By helping one person, I will create a ripple effect in the world
Step 5: Do the Thing
My 30-minute timer just went off!
It doesn’t matter what the size of your thing is. This will work for you. And you’ll feel so much better; it’s like cleaning a cluttered room in your brain so you can finally have the space to create something beautiful.
I hope you find this exercise super useful. Use it today. Use it forever.
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