My Creative Juices are M.I.A.

This week has been extremely stressful for me because my Masterclass assignment takes me into a very uncomfortable place called the “creative zone”.  You see, I’m a logical thinker and that leaves me a tad short on the creativity gene.  Trying to be creative scares me as much as walking along the side of a busy road while blindfolded and knowing one wrong move could get me killed by a semi.

Monday afternoon and evening, I dug into week 8’s videos and tried to narrow down my niche from week 7’s list. Can you believe that anything I was good at or passionate about yielded only items with a gravity of 1-2 in the Marketplace?  Not a big seller there is it? What was worse is after moving on to my back up topics the Marketplace searches yielded NOTHING!  I couldn’t believe it….was my computer broken or do I just lead a very boring life?

After sleeping on this problem, I started fresh on Tuesday morning by looking into some different phrases and found something in ClickBank that was showing gravities of 30 and higher.  So I start doing my research and then had to leave for my current job.  By the end of the day, I wasn’t happy with the niche so I decided to start all over again. (Yes, I’m a woman but don’t normally change my mind so many times.)  That night I went to bed worrying about this again and not sleeping very well because tomorrow was mid week and I needed to “kick it up a notch” if I was going to be ready for next week’s assignment.

At 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, I decided this fear thing is stupid and with my first cup of coffee in hand, I settled on my niche for my product. Will my niche choice for the information product be a huge hit……probably not but at least I made a choice and if I fail the first time, I’m sure I will learn enough in this process to do it better the next time.
 
By Thursday morning, the knots in my shoulder were only pea size and this morning, I finally woke up feeling back to normal again.  All it took was the patience to make that leap of faith and I felt like a new person.  Isn’t that always the case? 

So for all of you who struggle with the fear of failing to achieve your goal, I will pass along this famous quote:

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”
Brian Adams

6 Responses to “My Creative Juices are M.I.A.”

  1. Hi Donna, I totally agree with you on finding a niche, I was experiencing the same problems as you. I’m glad it’s not just me!

    Good luck on the Master Class Course.

    Ray

  2. Hi Ray-

    Thanks for reading my post. If you’ve been on the forum recently, you’ll see we’re definitely not alone.

  3. Hi Donna,

    Really good post. I too have changed my direction – although just the four times!! Anyway, the advantage is I now have enought material for 4 separate products so a. can choose which I go with when I see what we are doing with it next and b. have follow up products to offer without too much effort. Glad you’ve found a niche.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy

  4. Hi Donna

    Isn’t it great to know we are not alone on this course! I now I am a day ahead of most people down under in Melbourne so I’m hoping that extra 24 hours brings me the clarity of mind to decide (finally) on my chosen niche.

    Good luck with yours

    All the best

    Susan

  5. I find your blog interesting and useful Donna. I do not agree that you lack creativity. You are obviously clever and inventive. You have conveyed some useful tips too. Good luck. Keep going. Betty

  6. Hi Donna:

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only person with a boring life – LOL!
    I had the exact same problem – all of my interests yielded nothing but 1 or 2 on Clickbank. I finally had to totally change direction!
    Wish you the best!

    Waltraud

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