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How are you talking about that thing you’re doing?

June 20, 2014


Not long ago, one of the pastors from our church stopped by to see us and pray for our new baby girl, Evelina. As we were talking, he was telling us about a project he and his family have been working on.

They call it Jesse’s Jar. The project helps children and families affected with special needs by selling quality products which are creatively packaged in Mason jars!

What I loved about our conversation was how he talked about his project. He was very excited and it was clear that he had a real vision for what they were doing.

And more notably, he talked about his project like it really mattered.

This stood out to me because so many times, we (I’m including myself here!) talk about the thing we’re doing as no big deal. We might down play it because it’s not at the level we want it or we don’t want to reveal our full enthusiasm and vision in case it might not work out.

This is a crappy approach!

Think about it. What level of quality are we going to put into our dream if we feel/act like it’s “no big deal?” We’re doing ourselves and our clients/customers/readers/listeners a disservice.

Talk about that thing you’re doing like it matters, because it does! Put yourself out there and share your excitement and enthusiasm.

Soon, others will catch the vision and start sharing it too. Then you’re able to gain momentum and actually give your dream a chance!

PS – Be sure to check out Jesse’s Jar on Facebook and give them a “like”: facebook.com/jessesjar

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  • Reply Char Newswanger June 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What truth! So good. We limit our potential success by being afraid to own it! Thansk for the reminder.

  • Reply Ann Musico June 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    You are absolutely right Michael and I am guilty of this all too often. And I love the idea behind Jesse’s Jars – my future daughter in law (as of next Saturday woohoo!) often packages gifts for Christmas or birthdays in different sized Mason Jars and I loved that! Now I have those wonderful jars for other uses.

    • Reply Michael Good June 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks for the input, Ann. And congrats on the future daughter in law!

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