August 5, 2022

Last week, we wrapped up a creativity & visibility challenge in Monday Mentoring

The challenge was to create something for your community + post it somewhere daily or close-to-daily for a month. 

The "something" could be a photo with a short caption, a post, a piece of writing, etc. 

Most people found that the hard part wasn't creating, but posting. 

Visibility is not easy. 

Challenging yourself to post daily helps a bit, because you don't have time to perfect every single thing you're posting. 

I wanted to highlight two people who completed the challenge this week: 

Xime found that keeping track of her posts was motivating, and shared that taking action from a place of experimentation helped "when the fear and doubt were strong." Wrapping up the challenge, she wrote, "I posted 22 times on my Instagram account and gained 60 new followers. Seeing how many people were saving and sharing my posts helps me understand that my content has a purpose and can be helpful. I haven't promoted my service in any of these posts but 2 people reach out to me to talk for their communities!"

Follow Xime on IG for info about menstrual health in Spanish.

Bella wrote, "Loved this challenge! It helped me realize how Instagram isn’t all that scary. Last week I already scheduled out my content for the following month. Schedulers definitely make it easier and I am also already getting some leads just from my few posts!"

Follow Bella on IG for posts about thriving after trauma with yoga therapy, herbs, and nutrition.

If you're just starting your practice and/or feeling stuck, give the challenge on your own or with a friend. 

Some of what you create will be awesome, and some won't be, which is exactly right. 

Talk soon.

About Camille Freeman, DCN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for practicing herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a former professor with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I taught physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating for 17 years. 

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