Do you ever have those moments where you’ve had a brilliant idea, felt buzzing with energy as a result you jump straight to work putting your plan in action? It feels great, doesn’t it? But wait, what’s going on? Before you know it you hear someone else talking about your very idea on social media, they seem to have stolen your words and taken your thing and made it their own. They are doing it already!!! Now how do you feel? It’s like a slap in the face. You feel cheated, deflated annoyed with them and yourself. Maybe even a bit like you’ve been left behind and are not so current or pioneering after all. Fear not brilliant human, you’re not alone.
This is pretty standard stuff. If you’re taking part in any kind of personal or professional evolution and by this I’m talking about the almost primal response you feel to get out there and share your big idea, get that business off the ground or offer your new idea at work, this kind of thing will definitely happen! I call this new car syndrome! Do you know the thing where you buy a new car and all of a sudden every second car you see on the road or in Morrison’s car park is the same as yours! They’re everywhere it doesn’t seem so special after all! It’s that same thing, all of a sudden the novelty and excitement wears off. We have our consciousness to thank for this momentary derailment! Here’s how to get back on track.
Rather than be silenced and deflated, act now with these 3 simple points and get your idea out in the world anyway, feel the buzz and be the one who gives someone else exactly what they need. Acknowledge there is a need for your service or idea, whatever it is, only you have that unique way to offer it. Here’s a quick RESET to get you back in the BIG ideas saddle.
- Be open to a different way of communicating your message to your target audience. Rather than being put off by the competition, quote them, make reference to their work and explain how it resonates with you and your ideas. This is kickass empowering, gets you in the zone of collaboration and shouts to the world you are current, informed and most of all, gracious, interested and different.
- Re-visit your passion project and focus on the impact it had on you. WHY it moved you and HOW it made you feel. Being in that feeling is where you find your power. Dig into the detail that really caused the growth for you. Now’s a good time to really focus on the one thing that truly resonates or was at the root of the transformation for you. What was the game changer and how has it impacted on you? Taking your focus to this place will augment your purpose and take you back to your WHY. You might like to write about it, record a vlog or simply make an affirmation to yourself. Going back to your “lightbulb” moment will bring the feelings back and all the positivity that came with it.
- Now you’re back in your purpose, rather than feeling threatened or put out by other people in your field, be clear about what you want to learn or where you want to share your skill/service/product. Who would benefit most right now? Put some energy into serving that group and get in touch with someone. One of the best ways to do this is to reach out and show you’re ready to form collaborative partnerships. Getting out of the fear zone and actively choosing to share and grow your expertise will naturally align you with the like minded, grow your confidence and keep the green eyed monster firmly in touch.
After all, only you have your way of bringing your gifts to the world. Might just turn out that the imposter voice is there to help you after all. Take care for now and as always, drop me a line anytime. I’d love to hear about your brilliant big idea.