GOYA and JFDI - you'll be glad you did......

Sometimes, whether it's in life, business, stroke-rehab or anything else, you just need a kick up the arse to get you to do something. (I believe someone once wrote a motivational business book called 'Get Off Your Arse' on this subject.....)

It happened several times during my stroke-rehab physiotherapy with #breathebalancebeactivatedemily, of course. She would encourage me to do things, I'd procrastinate and dither and find excuses not to do them until eventually she'd deliver the required boot (actually a carefully-crafted training shoe) to the necessary place and I'd do what she wanted and I needed.

It's been the same as I've been trying to make something out of the "Warrior" brand. I've known for ages that I wanted/needed to have a Facebook page which made the most of it and didn't just throw my business talk in with all the other bits and pieces of life at Warrillow Towers. So at first I was going to do it, then I couldn't be arsed, then I'd do it, then I feared mental overload because of my brain damage.....

Then I met the awesome Taz Thornton (check out TazThornton.com) at a speaking workshop and she told me in no uncertain terms to 'JFDI' (work it out.....). Even then, I dithered. I persuaded myself it would be just one more thing to worry and stress about, which is obviously not a good idea. Then I got up at 5am yesterday (November 9) and travelled across to Peterborough to an event Taz was running on how to make the most of your PR potential. The subject of Facebook business pages cropped up during the day, the acronym 'JFDI' cropped up again and I used most of the two-hour train journey home setting up an 'Ask The Warrior' Facebook page.

When I got home, I set about asking friends on my personal page to like and share it and as I write (3pm on Thursday November 10) it's already had over 200 likes. People all over the UK and abroad are sharing it, helping to raise the profile of my stroke-awareness work and encouraging me in what I do. It will become the home of all my stroke-related FB writing and speaking output, leaving my personal page for football, beer, general moaning and pictures of cats and dogs. I'll post a link on it to this blog and if you haven't already done so, I'd appreciate if you would like and share it,  please. The more people know about my work, the happier I'll be.

And don't forget - if you're dithering about something, GOYA and JFDI.....

*You'll find my Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/askthewarrior/