Sunday, August 21, 2016

When You Suck at the New Thing You're Doing

When you're doing something new for your geeky venture, it can be intimidating. You read blog posts, listen to podcasts, and watch YouTube videos.

Everyone's telling you you need to do this or do that. You need to start a blog. You need to start a podcast. You need to start a YouTube channel. So you do.

But you suck at it. So what do you do with that?

Answer this. What you want to do is look at your why. Why are doing this new thing?

Does it match your personal or business goals and purpose?

For this YouTube channel, I'm using it so you can get to know me and my business better.

When you've decided to keep doing the thing you suck at, what do you do then? That's not a fun place to be.

I stopped playing video games for a long time because I suck at them. I also didn't want to spend the time getting better at it.

If you want to get better at this new thing, you need to work through that.

Sucking at something is completely normal. You've sucked at a lot of things that you wouldn't even think twice of now.

Do you brush your teeth? Do you brush your hair? Do you dress yourself? Do you walk? Do you talk? Do you ride a bike? Do you write? Do you sing?

Be like Katniss and make a list of things that  you're good at and that you're thankful for.

With every new thing that you do, it's like learning a whole new language. Be patient with yourself.

When you were a baby learning how to walk you fell on your butt a lot. But, you didn't let that stop you. Instead, you got up and you tried to reach that glass that you wanted to knock off the coffee table.

You learned how to climb on the couch and jump off it. That was the new adventure that you wanted to do.

What is the new adventure you want to reach by doing this new thing?

The adventure I'm longing for is to collaborate with other geeks who are doing geeky ventures like I am.

Email me at to share your new thing with me. What is it? How is it going?