Unforgettable inaugural issue of the ‘5 For Friday’ Newsletter
After many years of trying to publish a newsletter, I decided to begin from where I am with what I have. My intention for each issue is to share 5 tips, tools, quotes and/or bits of information when I can, but only on Fridays- and not every Friday 😉
I started writing newsletters countless times over the years, but always hit a block where the effort simply created too much resistance to sustain. However, I believe I have finally found a way to capture information in a way that works for me and, hopefully, will be helpful to those who sign up to receive it. Here’s what I am doing differently this time:
- Structuring what I share to only 5 things (instead of an open-ended blank slate)
- Not expecting myself to write a newsletter every week- only when I have something to share that I believe could positively impact my subscribers
- Launching only on Fridays to create structure around a timeline I can work with
These 3 simple changes have reduced the pressure I was feeling whenever I tried to start sharing information in a newsletter format. These changes were inspired by this quote:
“Do more of the things that make you feel like you.”
Grant Hackett (Olympic swimmer)
And, this is what I am doing- more of the things that “feel like me.” Simply giving myself permission to approach writing a newsletter the way I can do it (not the way that works for others) has created a path forward. Now I feel as though I have a platform that creates more ease to share helpful information, tips and tools with those who might benefit from it.
If for some reason I feel resistance when approaching writing future newsletters, I will come back to this quote and ask myself, “What would make this work better for me?” Keeping my focus on sharing information that could have a positive impact on others never fails to energize my focus. Whatever I learn will allow me to tweak, adjust and move forward. My focus is definitely energized! Wooohooo!