The question that looms is this – once you have decided on a project, made the decision to ship that project, how do you know if you chose the right thing to ship?   What if you are going about your vision all wrong?

I recently had the honor of being accepted into Seth Godin’s #Ruckusmaker Seminar.  I met a host of like minded people that share a passion to do extraordinary things in the world – with this life.  I felt that I belonged to this tribe….almost.   But more on that later.

I learned a lot in the 2.5 days the seminar was held, but I also came away with a lot of questions.

#Shippingit is the hard part, or is it?

Blogging is hard. Whenever I blog I spend a good couple of days writing a mammoth post. Then I proof it. Then I think about it. Then I scrap it.

The same goes for the way I ask questions in new environments. I have a question. I raise my hand. By the time it’s my turn to ask my question, I scrap it.

And the same goes with ideas. I have ideas. Lots of ideas. I get further along than most though.  I’ll usually buy the domain, build out the framework. Flesh out a plan and then…….Stop.  Something new and shiny will attract me and I’ll forget about the plans I had for Idea number 437.

Whenever, I think I have too many ideas, I remind myself: ‘I’m not scattered, I’m infinite’.

My new mantra, even before I attended the seminar was ‘Take It Home’.  Finish the project. Take it to Completion. TAKE IT HOME.  And I’ve done a lot of shipping this year. My lizard brain still exists and the ideas/visions are as abundant as ever, but I finally brought it down to this: book a TV show, successfully launch Appreciate, finish editing my web series, phase out my web design / basic branding business.

I’m immensely proud of myself for making it this far. When we were first dating, my husband commented on how he always saw me twirling in a field of sunflowers, dreaming.  I didn’t quite understand what he meant, but I realize now that I’ve always been a dreamer.  I’m transitioning into also being a consistent doer.

The question that looms is this – once you have decided on a project, made the decision to ship that project, how do you know if you chose the right thing to ship?   What if you are going about your vision all wrong?

Random Tidbit: I took an amazing ‘personal branding’ class once that helped actors understand their public persona.  We were given 7 statements that defined who we were at our core or what impression we gave the world in the glimpse of a second.  One of mine was ‘I’m not scattered, I’m infinite’.  Whenever, I think I have too many ideas, I remind myself: ‘I’m not scattered, I’m infinite’.

—– Gayatri