I have been going deep in doing the work of “finding my voice.” Perhaps finding my voice is not really the right term. What I have been doing is becoming comfortable with who I am, what I do, and why I do it.
This week’s podcast is a bit different for me. It’s not an interview and it’s not me giving you a laundry list of things you can do to help you publish your next book. It is me talking through my own issues with being comfortable with my business.
You see, I’ve been quite confused about what Digital Well Publisher is all about. I originally intended it to be a space where wellness entrepreneurs would gather to write books. However I went back and forth on whether to stick with wellness pros, or to go general and just talk with online entrepreneurs. So what I needed was a way for me to get in touch with my own desires for my business. Why did I do this? I think for the same reason I like to write — it helps me to validate my thoughts and feelings. This whole speaking thing is very new to me. I’m used to being able to filter my thoughts through the writing process. My fear of speaking stems from my own inability to trust myself, my intuition — particularly in public spaces. I decided I no longer want to be that person. My message is so big that writing as my sole message medium is no longer enough.
Some key takeaways for me from doing this episode:
#1 Don’t be afraid to declare who you are and what you love, even if you think it sounds weird to others.
#2 There is real value in talking out your confusion in an effort to find clarity. Is there a way to systemetize this?
#3 I often have these kinds of conversations with myself in my head. I wonder what would happen if I allowed other people in on these thoughts more often?
That’s all! There’s no intro music, outro music, commercials, or any fluff. Just me talking through my confusion. I hope you find it useful. If not, I hope you stick around for my next interview! 🙂
Halona transitioned into writing about health and wellness after having surgery for uterine fibroids. She turned to blogging once again, sharing her personal journey towards learning how to cook healthy meals, addressing body image issues, and creating a self care regimen. The blog turned into her first best selling book, “Loving My Fibroids Away: A 10-Day Detox Plan.”
Today, Halona combines her love for healthy food and wellness in an online magazine – GarlicAndLemonsMag.com. She shares recipes and healthy living tips for women age 40+. She also advises natural health brands and fellow independent creators on personal brand development, content strategy, and book publishing via DigitalWellPublisher.com.
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