Just be passionate, and that will be enough - bologna, No Way Jose’, bull ish.
My name is Kari Gormley and I’m a Positive Psychology Practitioner who helps professionals impacted by ADHD do what matters to them and feel good about it. You’re going to find out how participating in Ship 30 for 30 October Cohort with a group of people from the Productive Flourishing Academy gave me the tools, skills, and mindsets to get information about ADHD out of my head and into the world. Before Ship 30 for 30, I was passionate about ADHD, but allowing a limiting belief about being a bad writer muted my words.
I’m a certified life coach from The Flourishing Center, with additional training for adults with ADHD from the ADD Coach Academy, and I host a podcast called The Flourishing Experiment with over 850,000 downloads.
I want you to have the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone so that the world can hear your unique voice and be inspired or learn from you. By reading this list, I hope it’s a catalyst for you to take action and experience how your words matter with Ship 30 for 30.
Don’t Believe Everything You Think
Before I completed Ship 30 for 30, I thought I was a lousy writer.
I would cringe about writing long emails, creating show notes, or writing copy for product offerings. If it couldn’t be perfect, then it wasn’t worth doing. But guess what, even though I had typos in some of my 30 essays, I could still share valuable information about ADHD.
I think you have some limiting beliefs that are getting in your way and that you can write a new story for yourself.
Consistency Builds Momentum
You don’t get better without practicing.
Writing every day reminded me that some days are easy and some are hard. It just is. But when you do something consistently, you get to prove to yourself that you can do hard things.
The most important person is yourself, so go show yourself what you can do by doing something consistently.
You Get a Shot of Dopamine and Delight When You Learn Something New
Ship 30 for 30 gave me two opportunities a week to learn directly from Cole and Dickie and in cozy breakout rooms with fellow shipmates.
People need people. And when you get to learn together, it makes it better. One of the best gifts of being in a supportive community was feeling all of the virtual hands on my back, helping me become a writer who shares her writing.
Ship30 for 30 is a place where you can go and feel a sense of togetherness.
You Can Change Your Mind Anytime
We can be like a laser kitty and keep chasing our tail thinking about something, rather than just interrupting those thoughts and changing the topic.
You may think that you would love writing about a particular topic, and once you do it, you find out that all you wanted to do was never talk about that subject again. EVER. One of the themes of Ship 30 for 30 was to pick a niche, and if you didn’t like it, then write something else the next day.
Giving yourself permission to think again, try something new, and look at life as one big experiment allows you to get curious.
Be In An Atmosphere of Growth
When you see others achieving, your mirror neurons show you that you can do it too.
Celebrating wins with Ship 30 for 30 Shipmates showed how we get to “rub off on each other,” even though it’s virtual. We got to savor each other’s success and discover some of our success we hadn’t realized. Being there for others and bouncing ideas off of each other epitomized how much good comes when people are stretching themselves past their supposed boundaries.
You’ll get to see so many beautiful people in the world who are doing amazing things alongside you.
I hope you allow yourself to learn from digital writing experts Nicolas Cole and Dickie Bush, with thousands of generous souls worldwide. You’ll get the opportunity to stop limiting beliefs of not being a good writer; no one cares what you have to say or anything else that’s getting in your way from the world learning from you.
If Kari's story resonated with you, click here to hop aboard the next Ship 30 for 30 cohort.