src – debtcafe.ca I facilitated a workshop last week and I can reason that this was the motif of the day being financially and emotionally stuck, as an entrepreneur!
Whether it is because of your poor work habits, beliefs and your conditioning about what is possible or the very fact that you are hanging around the wrong individuals nothing changes until something changes.
It’s the start of a new year. What exactly are you really doing differently this year, as a way to grow your business? Or, is this the time when you make the decision to give it all up and……..get……a……(gulp!)…….J.O.B.!
“All the important battles are waged within the self!” – Sheldon Kopp
Each of us has been given a present and every solopreneur has a fantasy along with a passion! Shame on you for getting in your way and not enabling your gifts and abilities to be shared with the world. Really, shame on you. There are really so many choices available to you to learn different you could do different! Yet, it does take a no-excuses approach.
“The true conquest lies in penetrating the self imposed obstacles, those limits within our thoughts.” – John Amatt
Here are the tough questions I want you to ask yourself today.
Are you currently procrastinating as a result of anxiety? As well, once it’s “written”, it becomes real. So, we opt, instead, to clean our desk, get another cup of coffee, call a buddy……….anything, not to get it done! I understand – I Have been there.
Is it because you don’t know what you don’t understand? That was my lightbulb moment a number of years back when I realized that the way we do business has changed – I comprehended that I didn’t understand HOW to do things different in my company. I made the choice then, to take the leap (and the deep breath) and hired a high level trainer.
Have you have set low expectations for yourself? Every person I spoke with in the past week (when asked the question immediately) has shared that their revenue last year was less than $15,000! You see, you get whatever you anticipate in life – So what exactly are your expectations for this year?. Using leverage techniques and systems, we can help you take that amount sky high this year.
Do you believe there is too much competition? The competition, my friends, is inside your head NOT in the outside world. You’re doing if you are unclear as to what you do, who you serve, why you do the work – there’s an extremely real belief that the competition is hard. We behave in compliance with all the truth as WE believe it, not as it really is.
Do you consider there is only the one way to do business? NOT! When you create leverage and passive streams of revenue, you can sell while you sleep (soundly!). When you understand how it’s simple to do. This one thing made a huge difference in my revenue over the past 18 months.
When you set yourself up for success, are you currently afraid of what “they” will say and think? Well, I have just one thing to say about that! As you grow, develop and succeed with your business, there are a few people that you will leave behind. Some people are just not good for you.
Are you uncertain of the next measure to take? The matter is you must take a step forward. You don’t need to repeat what happened last year in your company, do you?
The main reason I desired to write this article was to supply you with a ‘wake-up’ call. We all need help and that includes you. Then don’t change a thing, if you need to remain in a financial and mental rut again this year. Be happy with what you’ve got! Hang out with the same people. Network at identical areas. Remain stuck behind your computer. Keep giving away services and your products with the hope that, one day/someday, somebody will recognize that your generosity has value. Keep working crazy hours and deal with the guilt of not spending time with family and your children.
OR – be daring and take action. Stop telling yourself, I can’t – And start thinking: How can I? Get out of your own way. Do not stop and look around to see who’s watching……..take a hazard, make a quantum leap, invest in yourself and in your company and see the difference this will make in your life and in your company a weight will come off your shoulders instantaneously I guarantee it.