Go Forth Boldly!

I have done something quite bold. Today I am launching a brand new blog. It's a blog about fearless living for people who want to make extraordinary things happen in their lives. People like you.

This time last year, I had read a few blogs, but I certainly had no idea how to create one. I was a special needs computer user with little desire to learn more than how to use Internet Explorer and send e-mails. Computers were like cars for me — as long as they worked when you turned them on, that was enough.

What a difference a year makes. Creating a blog may not seem very bold to you, but for me, it was really stepping out of my comfort zone. I am a life and career coach (another bold move for me after 25 years in my previous career). I wanted a forum for sharing all that I've been learning through my coaching work and training. So I started with a very humble little Blogger blog and emailed all of my friends begging them to subscribe.

Then one happy day, I discovered Leo Babauta of Zen Habits and Mary Jaksch of Goodlife Zen. It was like I'd been eating plain tofu and someone handed me a platter of gourmet cuisine (although Leo would probably prefer the tofu). I saw what was possible, and in spite of my intimidation, I had to go for it. Leo and Mary were offering a Blogging Bootcamp, and I signed up before I could think my way out of it. Now look. I'm living in Bloggerland, working my way to the mountain top!

Leo will probably look at this post and say, “What are you offering your reader here? This is all about you.” He's right. But this is the one and only time I will do this. I wanted to tell my story on day one of my new blog. I am a right-brained, middle-aged, computer-challenged life coach, and now I'm also a blogger. I figured it out.

So if you take away one thing from this post, here's what I want for you: go forth boldly! Seize whatever it is by the horns and tackle it. Don't let anything you want pass you by because you are afraid. Take action in spite of fear, and you will amaze yourself!

I really hope you enjoy my blog, and if you do please become a subscriber. I love comments, feedback, and ideas for future posts. Thank you for reading my story. The next post is all for you!

Comments

  1. This is great Barrie! I had some difficulty one time before responding to your blog so this should be easier. Looking forward to learning a lot from you and sharing with others! God Bless!

    Sharon Cunningham

  2. Mary Jaksch says:

    Congratulations on bringing this beautiful baby bloglet into the world!
    I look forward to reading your future posts – I know that you’re a talented writer and have a lot to say.

  3. Barrie, where DID you find that photo of me leaping to use in your blog?
    ­čśë

  4. Congratulations on your great accomplishment and boldness! The site is absolutely beautiful. You’ve got a great start here and I’m sure your blog is going to do very well for you. Now all you have to do is write like a maniac!

    I’ve been blogging for over two years now and it is a blast. As you’ve already discovered through your bootcamp, there are a lot of great bloggers out there that are more than willing to help you out. A little assistance can go a long ways when you are stepping out into a bold, new adventure. I look forward to reading more!

  5. Elizabeth Tucker says:

    Congratulations on your fearless living and beautiful website! Having had you as my personal life coach for 35 years, I can say you are the best! ET

  6. Jane Rochelle says:

    Wow! Barrie, your new blog is absolutely beautiful! The work you’ve put into this really shows. It’s peaceful, easy to navigate, and full of great links and information! Thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait to read the rest of your posts!
    ­čÖé Jane

  7. Barrie Davenport says:

    Thank you everyone for your support!
    I hope you will subscribe to receive regular updates to my blog.
    I look forward to sending valuable goodies your way.

    Much love,
    Barrie

  8. Jeanne Spencer says:

    I am so impressed with your new blog! You do have a gift for writing and coaching – you always have. The world will be a better place now that you are fulfilling your mission and helping more than just friends. Congratulations – I am proud of you.