Yesterday, I was a guest on Hannah Power‘s podcast.
She and I met in 2019, and that meeting was one of my triggers to start creating content (including this podcast).
During the interview, she asked me the how it was that I’d kept going when so many people grind to a halt.
In some ways its a tough question to answer, but in others it’s easy.
I think of myself as someone who finishes things.
That’s the ‘story’ I tell myself, but it’s not just a story.
I can look back over the past 20 years and pinpoint the moment that triggered that belief.
Even though I’d built a business with clients around the world, I became ‘someone who finishes things’ when I completed my first novel.
That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – professionally – because there was nowhere to hide.
Just me and the manuscript and no one else to blame.
Finishing that changed me, and that change is only compounding.