Holding Back Because You Think You’re Not ready? Just Do It

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on holding back, the image shows the word Wish with a line through it replaced with Do.

Has there been something you wanted to try but you’re holding back because you think you’re not ready?

My advice is to go for it!

Making LinkedIn videos for the last two and half years or more has its share of difficulties. It wasn’t easy initially, and I made a lot of snafus, but I kept going.

In those early days, I’m not sure anyone was even watching them, let alone commenting. But in conversations I’ve had recently with former clients, current ones, and even a family member of mine, my LinkedIn videos have come up a lot, with several people sharing how helpful they have been to them.

This isn’t to toot my own horn but to show you that my first videos were far from perfect but I shared them anyway on social media. With time, they have become more polished.

And these days, I see that they are a helpful resource based on the feedback I get.

So go out there and do what it is you’ve always wanted to do. I would love to hear if this motivates you to get started!

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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