How to Get Better at What You Do

I’m back! You may or may not have noticed I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks as my site has been down (thanks to those of you who reached out with concerned text messages). Turns out GoDaddy launched an updated and crashed a few things on the backend. Thankfully I have a friend who helped get it back and running faster than before.

In the meantime… I started making TikToks.

No, I’m not dancing, and I’ve yet to make videos where I’m multiple characters. But I’ve watched this platform for a while and decided to challenge myself a bit and go for it. I’m still reinventing myself these days and trying to figure out the best ways to pursue the things I’m passionate about doing.

In his book Overachievement, John Eliot says that “You are unlikely to get better at what you do without pushing yourself, without taking some risks, and without making a lot of mistakes.”

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like making mistakes. And you probably don’t like the risks that come from pushing yourself into unknown territory. But this is where we grow and thrive and come alive in new ways.

I’m still figuring out the logistics of how to best use the TikTok app as well as what type of content is most beneficial for me to post. There’s no way to ‘nail it’ without getting on there and just trying. And it’s especially discouraging to start posting on a new platform where you don’t already have many followers and view counts are hard to come by. But it’s already allowed me to connect with new people online who I didn’t know previously and I’m grateful for new opportunities. So far I’ve been using it to show aspects of my personal life as well as another way to share ideas I’m thinking about.

So here’s my challenge for you: If you weren’t afraid of taking risks and making mistakes, what is one thing you would try to push yourself to grow?

Perhaps you’ve been debating something new for a while now and this is simply your push to go for it. You might also consider asking friends or family what ideas they think you’d benefit from trying. There are literally possibilities all around you.


If you’re on TikTok, you can CLICK HERE to find my account.

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Jeremy Jernigan

Speaker | Author | Founder of Communion Wine Co.