The best thing I ever did for my confidence was…
Writing a blog.
I started writing commercially in college with a book called Graduate Rich. I self-published and sold one copy. After that, I didn’t really publish much of anything. Then, I became a hotel broker.
I needed a way to raise my profile and prove my knowledge and expertise. Someone suggested a blog, and I obliged.
I spent long hours setting up WordPress, designing my brand, and choosing graphics. Still, publishing was the hardest part of starting a blog.
Nobody wants to to be judged. We avoid the limelight like the plague because we can be revealed as the fraud that we are. And then I discovered a very important fact of life.
Nobody cares about your content!
It was crickets for weeks as I waited for readers to show up. I even promoted some content on LinkedIn and Facebook. Still, nobody showed up.
Then, I realized that I just need to deliver value and be patient.
This year, I started to gain traction. More importantly, I started hearing from my readers that my content is helping them.