IM - Angels and Demons
It's a funny old game :) !
Over the weekend I received email saying I'd achieved platinum EzineArticle status and I was like a dog with two tails. At that point I hadn't had my 10th article submission reviewed, and my first one (way back) was initially rejected. I'd not done anything really bad, it was just my first attempt at article writing when I knew nothing about it and very little about IM in general. So I was pretty chuffed. In fact I think it meant more to me that all my educational certificates put together because I wasn't jumping through anybody else's hoops. I was just being me, writing about concepts I feel are important. That's my Angel.
So now I'm writing to sell. It's my 2nd selling article and I'm sure it's fine, but I'm so concerned about losing my platinum! Why is that? I'm not bothered about status and nobody else reading knows about that anyway. It's mainly (or should be) about losing that 48 hour publishing turnaround time. But in my heart of hearts I know there's more to it than this. I can almost feel myself grasping that achievement, frightened to death someone's going to take something away, or I'm going to do something to lose it [lol]! What is it? Is it achievement? Or approval maybe? Is it fear of yet another failure I'm feeling? Hmm ... sniffing out a demon here [lol].
The great thing of course is I'm watching this little story playing out in me with some humour, which makes it far less destructive than if I was unconscious of it. And it's not that I don't have answers to all these possibilities, though in my experience it's usually trickier handles one's own issues than helping somebody else work on theirs [lol].
Funny though how this business presents so many opportunities for growth, both personal and financial...
Hope your day's going fabuloso!