• Jessica Burrell

BUT...I have nothing to say

That is the thought that has been running through my mind for the last few months.


I want to write content for social media, for my blog, for my FB group. I want to go LIVE and add value to people around me but I don’t know what to say, I don’t even know where to start.



The more I said I have nothing to say, guess what happened...I found something to say...NOPE!


The more I repeated the mantra, I have nothing to say, the more I thought it was actually true.


It’s like getting your car tires caught in the snow or the mud.


You hit a rut, which you feel but maybe don’t know exactly what just happened.


So you drive forward to try to get out of it and realize you can’t. So, you put it in reverse, go back a bit, and try again. But that doesn’t work.

So you drive forward to try to get out of it and realize you can’t. So, you put it in reverse, go back a bit, and try again. But that doesn’t work.

So you drive forward to try to get out of it and realize you can’t. So, you put it in reverse, go back a bit, and try again. But that doesn’t work.


You get the point.

AND...what happens?


You get deeper and deeper in the rut.


Doing the same thing is not going to get you out.


Taking a pause. Thinking about where you are and what got you here.


Realizing that doing and thinking the same thing over and over isnt’ what’s going to get you out of the rut.


Asking yourself, OK, what do I have to do that is different in this moment. And it happens in a moment...the second you think to yourself, drive back and forth...or the instant you think to yourself, I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.

It is what I like to call a JUST NOTICE moment.


Often, ‘just notice moments’ don’t create change immediately (sometimes they absolutely do). It’s more of the practice to notice your thoughts.


It’s not until we are noticing things that we 1) really realize how much it’s happening...and our EGO can’t write it off as an anomaly AND 2) we see when it’s happening so we can start to address it.


So it’s time to throw some sand under your tires...or a board, or even get a push or a tow from a friend. Here are some ideas:


  • Start by changing the thought to ‘i have lots to say’ then start to think about conversations you have with people...they don’t do all the talking...I promise you are saying things also. So you DO HAVE LOTS TO SAY!

  • Think of something that gets you excited and write it down on a piece of paper. (keep repeating this).

  • Ask a friend to spend some time to brainstorm some ideas with you, write them down as you go!

  • Hire a coach...my view is coaches are amazing all of the time...and when we are feeling stuck...they hold us high, support us when we are uncomfortable and can see our blindspots.


Now that you realized you have a lot to say and you are getting excited to say it, here is my number one tip...DON’T WAIT. Start now. Journal it out, make a blog post, create a post on social, make a video or anything else that feels like you are getting it out of you!


Comment below...what is 1 action you are taking today?