I had a Zoom meeting with my mastermind recently.
(By the way, I highly recommend masterminding ... SO GOOD!)
We were talking about the progress we've been making in our online businesses.
That's when one of the members mentioned something she'd heard from some online guru, something about how sometimes growth happens fast, with explosive force, and how, at other times, growth seems not be happen at all.
Sometimes, while we're down here grinding away in the thick of things, we can't even detect FORWARD MOTION, much less growth.
Be we keep on pressing on, fueled by the belief that we ARE moving forward sometimes just an inch at a time.
We are moving forward with Glacial Persistence.
How's that for a metaphor?
I envision me and my business, inching along, digging out a trench as we go, causing the obstacles in my way to topple with a strange, stop-motion effect.
Lack of clarity?
Going, going, going, gone.
Lack of cash?
Going, going, going. Still going.
Lack of vision?
Going, going, going, gone.
Granted, it's taken me 16 years to get here. But that's because I've continued on this journey with Glacial Persistence.
Thinking about the phrase got me to wondering just how slowly (or quickly) glaciers move.
To compare apples to apples:
And that's the kind of dedication and persistence we need as business owners.
Even if things aren't happen as quickly as we'd like, we keep moving, if only by a quarter of an inch each day.
I'm in it to win it, so Glacial Persistence is now part of my vocabulary.
How about you?
P.S. During my research, I ran across an organization called the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Who knew?
I also ran across this image of someone standing inside a glacial ice cave.
Mind ... Blown!
Do you sweat the small stuff? Do you want your online presence to inspire trust and confidence? Do you grit your teeth when others don't care enough about YOUR web experience? Are you all about creating an excellent website and excellent content that makes it easy for people to get to know, like, and trust you and buy your stuff?
I think we might be soul mates. And I'd love for you to join my tribe.
When you do, I'll alert you to new blog posts, new programs and products, and new ways for you to create excellent, frictionless, online experiences that lead more people to YES! I promise to be relevant and real, and to send only thoughtful content and advice.
Renae Gregoire is a content mentor and clarity expert changing the world one outstanding leader at a time. The coaches, consultants, and experts she works with have big visions for creating transformational change--if only they could create that content! Her work typically involves a blend of strategy and wordsmithing, with a heavy focus on the reader's perspective. Renae is also the creator of the Blog Post Inspiration Deck, the Blog Your Brilliance online program, and the Content Coaching Club.