Why Don’t You Matter? Why You Do Matter!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Copywriting | 1 comment

Why Don’t You Matter?  Why You Do Matter!

Earlier this week, I published an article about charging for your time. As a handmade artisan, you have a unique skill set that really should be rewarded. Today I want to challenge you a little bit more. I want to ask you to examine your language. This doesn’t sound unusual for a writer, but it’s going to get a bit more introspective than that. I’m going to ask you why you don’t matter to yourself. Yikes.

That’s a hard bit to swallow, isn’t it?

Your first reaction is probably, “Hey! I do matter!”

But do you treat yourself like you do?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say you probably treat yourself pretty poorly on a shockingly regular basis. I know I do. It’s a bit hard to type those words out, but if this blog has taught me anything, it’s that honesty needs to be reflected in all aspects of my business including the more personal touches.

Let me give you an example:

“I don’t have time.”

Four little words.

We say them all the time.

Yesterday, I saw a meme that really hit me in the gut. It basically said, if you want to change your life, you need to change your language. Instead of saying, “I don’t have time,” you should say, “It’s not a priority.”

Whoa.

You might say, “I don’t have time to visit my mother.”

What you MEAN is, “Visiting my mother is not a priority.”

You might say, “I don’t have time to go to the doctors now.”

What you MEAN is, “My health is not a priority.”

This meme was only two or three sentences long but it really took me for a spin. Can you imagine how much negative self talk we are actually doing with those four little words? We don’t even realize it.

Today I want to challenge you.

What don’t you have time for right now?

What don’t you have time for tomorrow?

What priorities are you mixing up and when is that going to stop?

For me, it stopped yesterday. I finally did that check-up at the doctor.

I survived.

One Comment

  1. 1-5-2017

    Love this! Thank you Kateland!

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