Chances are if you are reading this, we have met. Maybe not in person, but we are at least connected through social media. I’m glad you’re here because I'm about to make an announcement. I am a QUEEN!
The Queen of not just Overthinking but of Analysis Paralysis and Imposter Syndrome. Let’s break it down.
Overthinking. We all know what this means, but here’s the Webster version: to think too much about (something): to put too much time into thinking about or analyzing (something) in a way that is more harmful than helpful
Analysis Paralysis. This goes a little deeper: Analysis paralysis is a phrase used to describe the feeling of being unable to decide due to overthinking a problem. This often happens when you're dealing with too many variables and continually researching solutions, instead of acting and deciding.
Imposter Syndrome. If you need a definition, you must be new here. Welcome. Imposter syndrome is the condition of feeling anxious and not experiencing and celebrating success, despite being high performing. This condition often results in people feeling like "a fraud" or "a phony", doubting their abilities, and fearing “being found out”.
What’s funny about all of this is I spend most of my working hours convincing others to ditch overthinking, analysis paralysis, and imposter syndrome. I help people get their rear in gear. I give people confidence. I’m a cheerleader.
But I can’t seem to get out of my own way.
Back in JANUARY I started working with a fantastic course creator professional to create an online course called How to Make Your Message Matter as a Public Speaker. It’s nearly SEPTEMBER and I’ve yet to launch it. Why? Because I keep re-doing things, doubting the value of what I created, and doubting myself. I’ve had a handful of people take the course as beta testers and I received positive and constructive responses. I have a list of things that were suggested I change – to which I keep adding more shit – and it sits. And sits. And sits.
What is wrong with me?
According to the Cleveland Clinic while overthinking is an unhealthy habit that causes MORE stress, it’s not uncommon. You can read more here, but I found the following bullets to be the most interesting and doable:
My last blog was in March, I haven’t created a video in AGES, and my social presence is minimal.
Why can we do so much for others, yet not nearly enough for ourselves?
Here’s another example of living in a procrastination nation: VIBE. One simple word, one amazing program I created in the fall of 2022. Yes, nearly one year ago.
VIBE is Visibility, Influence, and Brand Elevation. Everything I’m already doing for authors, coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs!
Visibility builds brand awareness, helps you stand out against your competition, and boosts your profitability. Having visibility will provide an opportunity for more people to hear your unique message and for you to fulfill your purpose and leave a large and lasting impact. Visibility will position you as an industry expert and thought leader.
Influence is the secret sauce you stir up to be seen as a leader and expert in your field. Positively influencing others leads to gaining a slew of loyal followers who will not only want to hear your unique message, but who will make referrals that can lead you to more opportunities. Influencers increase the commitment and engagement of their village of supporters and become the go-to authority.
Brand Elevation means you present and introduce yourself in the best light possible. In a world where everyone has a presence online, your brand needs to be elevated to rise above the noise. Having a solid strategy to guide your marketing decisions includes having a memorable brand and a broad communication plan to increase your visibility.
If your goals are:
If you’re spinning your wheels, please stop. Let’s talk about how one of the VIBE packages can help you move out of procrastination nation and gain the recognition you deserve.
You can see the options here, along with a few testimonials from people who have worked with me to expand their reach and develop their personal brand.
What I do matters. What I do helps people. Now if I could just help myself. And maybe, just maybe, I'll launch my course before 2024.
Kelli Komondor &