It’s easy for life to get in the way and lose sight of what you want.
You get a promotion at a job you hate and get tempted to postpone fully committing to your business.
Your kids schedules have you busing them around like nobody’s business and your exhausted by the time you get home.
You’re trying this network marketing thing while trying to build your own business and neither one gets the attention it needs.
You fall in love or you lose a love and you’re swept up in an emotional whirlwind.
I know, it’s happened to me. The excuses. But those excuses are just that. Excuses, keeping you safe in the comfort of what you know as your current life and circumstance.
It’s easy to stay there. Where you are now. It’s what you know. But all it does is make the gap bigger between where you are and where you want to be.
It’s time to check in. Ask yourself, are you bursting at the seams excited about the vision you have for your business? Because if it would just be nice, forget it. It’s not gonna happen.
I see it time and time again people creating a vision of what they want based on what they see other people doing or what they think they should do.
Stop. Tune in to you. Ask yourself, “What do really want? Why is this important to you now?”
Take a few minutes and do the following writing activities:
1. Write out the vision you have for you, your business and why it’s important to you. How will it impact you, your family, your community and the world.
2. Make a list of what you need to do right now to move closer to that vision?
3. If excuses, fears, concerns or doubts creep up, write them down. These are the very things standing in the way of you moving forward. Then decide to let them go. How?
4. Take one action from your list that scares you. Make that phone call. Post a video. Make an offer to your list. Invest in getting help. You decide.
If you don’t feel like doing what you know you should be doing, then you’ll keep getting disappointed at the lack of results and will eventually wonder why even bother.
You can be scared and poor or choose to be rich. Boom! Those words struck a nerve with me when I first heard them. But it’s true.
Successful entrepreneurs do things other people aren’t willing to do. They take risks. They jump without knowing what’s on the other side.
When was the last time you did something that scared you? When was the last time you took a chance?
I’ll be honest. This past week I had posted a FB Live unintentionally on my personal Facebook page and my heart skipped a beat when I realized what I did. I was surprised by my reaction.
It took me a long time to get comfortable with video and livestream. My first periscope, I did my hair and makeup and set up the scene so it looked perfect. I scripted what I was going to say. I hated it. I didn’t do another one for months. It didn’t feel like me and it took me hours to prep for a measly 10 minute scope. I had made up in my mind how other people expected me to show up. Truth was, I was looking for outside validation.
When I realized I could just be me, in my normal day clothes with no make up on and just be real with my message, I started to enjoy myself. When I let go of the number of hearts, likes, shares and show up rates and instead focused on the message I was sharing, the pressure came off.
The last few months I’ve been doing livestreams in my Facebook group and have posted some replays on my business page. I thought I had moved past my own fears when it came to using video. I hadn’t.
This week when my heart stopped as soon as I realized my FB live was posted on my personal page. It hit me, I was still scared of people judging me. Many of my FB friends are old colleagues, past clients, family and friends. I felt vulnerable being raw in my footage and putting it out there for everyone to see.
So do you know what I did? I committed to posting my videos every day this week on my personal page. The next day, I signed a new client and got two new messages from people who wanted to work with me.
That’s how you get rewarded when you step outside of your comfort zone. It’s time to challenge yourself and do what you’re afraid to do.
That’s the only way you can blast through those fears, doubts and excuses. Like the saying goes, feel the fear and do it anyway.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Excitement of growth and change is often thought of as fear. It’s not. It’s your mind’s way of ringing a bell to say that you’re about to step into unknown territory.
When you feel that fear or excitement, it means you’re sitting at the door of opportunity. It’s your choice what you do next. Take that one step forward or retract back into your current life and comfort zone.
What will you decide?
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