So, today, my tips are really going to be more about the mistakes that I have seen others make over and over again, and what to do instead.
The idea is so big, that you quit before you even start. You have all these grand and sexy ideas, but you have no idea on how to get there. So, instead, you pivot before you even take the time to think it through. Before you give up on it, make a list of how this thing will impact your life, and what it will mean in the future, for you, your family, and your community. Ideas like this, generally, take years to achieve and master. If the impact outways the reward, then this could very well be the thing you stick to.
Allow yourself to get overwhelmed and uncomfortable. It's the only way you are going to learn and grow. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. The key here is to become so self-aware when you get to this emotional state, that you have a plan on what to do when you arrive there. For me, I step away. I create some space from it and do something else. Like baking or organizing my binders or office supply drawers. Distract yourself from the thing because when you do, 9 times out of 10, you figure it out and connect the dots.
Everything is an evolution. Your ideas, your products, your website - all of it will evolve over time. Richard Branson says it best, "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming." Your ideas are the foundation for more ideas. Just because this one thing isn't working, doesn't mean there's not a better mouse trap for making it work.
Again, the goal is not really the goal.
It's more about the aspiration and the system that you implement in getting to that goal. The goal is the ultimate win and it takes tons of time to reach that level of achievement.
Nothing happens overnight. It takes guts, tenacity, strength, and passion to find your secret sauce.
"It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success" ~ Lionel Messi
Messi's tenacity took him on a 17-year journey.
But I will say this, it's a bit less overwhelming to get to where you want to go when you have the systems, strategy, and structure in place.
If you think you are about ready to conquer and banish some of the angst surrounding the anxiety of your desires, then you should join me this Wednesday for a free, one-hour workshop.
I will be showing you the same systems I use to:
✓ focus on one task at a time
✓ limit the expectations of the daily to-do list
✓ organize all of the ideas, documents, papers, and post-it notes
✓ create a work-life balance that helps you concentrate on what's important now.
If you are overwhelmed and struggling with how to get from here to there, and feel you need a few systems to get you to the next phase, then this is for you.
That's it for now! Have a great week! And if you have questions, leave a comment below!
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