Have you ever caught yourself saying…
“I want to start an online business but I don’t know how.”
“I want to start my own blog and build my email list but I don’t know how.”
“I want to create a product but I don’t know how.”
I want to _________________ but I don’t know how.”
Well guess what… neither did every single person who did it for the first time.
But you have to take the leap anyway, and take it on faith that you will land on your feet.
Figuring things out on the fly is a learned skill.
The more often you take the leap – any leap – without knowing exactly where you’re going to land, the better you get at it. Plus, each time makes you better equipped to leap again and again and again.
Anytime you feel like giving up, remind yourself of this clip featuring a 4 year old boy called Arat Hosseini.
Learning to operate at a high level within unknown scenarios is more valuable than learning a specific set of skills for a specific situation. That's how most people make it as a parent. And that's how most businesses survive.
Prepare yourself mentally for being unprepared.
Business and marketing platforms are always changing. You can never anticipate the exact skills you will need until you need them. In fact, you don’t know what you don’t know until you find out you don’t know it.
You’re going to hit road blocks and challenges along the road. They are coming for you, so be prepared mentally.
You are not the first one to encounter these challenges and you certainly won’t be the last.
Keep your eye on the goal and nothing will stop you…
…but if you look only at the obstacles, you will never get far.
You don’t have to do this alone.
There’s a common saying when it comes to children which says…“It takes a village to raise a child” which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. The villages would look out for the children. This does not mean an entire village is responsible for raising your children. They are there as a support system.
It’s the same with your business.
You need to get support.
Depending on your personality, circumstances, skillsets and interests your needs might vary:
- Sign up for training programs, seminars and masterminds and improve your skills
- Hire coaches and mentors who have built the type of business you want
- Join local and online communities to interact with others who have similar experiences
- Get an accountability partner who will push you to get results
- Focus on mastering “High Income Skills” like sales and marketing and outsource the rest
Make it happen.
When top performers tell you to seize the day, they don’t mean tomorrow – they mean TODAY.
Take the leap, because you got this!
P.S. If you need help, check out my coaching program.