This article was written by Sonia Simone.
Know one of the most common issues we see from each year’s new crop of Teaching Sells students?
“I’m worried because …”
“I’m getting a little freaked out because …”
“I feel like everyone has already beaten me to the finish line …”
“When I look around, I feel overwhelmed and behind …”
“Everyone else seems to have it figured out and I feel kind of lost …”
Chris Garrett and I teach a series of group coaching sessions when we bring in new Teaching Sells students. It’s our job to get our folks out of that overwhelmed state, and moving forward. And as each new group gets settled in and starts to approach the material, we hear a lot of versions on this theme …
Well here’s the good news.
If you aren’t at least a little freaked out about your business (whether it’s a thriving concern or something you’re just getting off the ground), you may not be paying enough attention.
It’s ok to be nervous, worried, anxious, or just … confused.
Guess what? It’s overwhelming
Website design, content marketing, social media networking, product design, audience development, the global market, payment gateways, security, sales letters, launch plans, evolving technology …
Overwhelmed yet? Well, of course you are.
Because if you try to tackle all of these things at once, you’ll choke. No human being can process all of that.
But the good news is, each of those complex topics can be broken into relatively simple best practices.
Challenges can be overcome. Problems can be solved. Solutions get put into place. One at a time, just in time to tackle the next one.
You know (because you’re smart) that there’s no such thing as an overnight success. All overnight success, at least in business, is built on a not-so-glamourous foundation of learning and work.
In order to make it all add up to something, the first thing you need to do is make sure you’re actually on a viable path. Chasing down rabbit trails gets old fast.
And the second thing you need to do is …
Do a little today, do a little more tomorrow
Know what’s important to work on this week to move your business forward. Work on that. It may not be particularly comfortable or sexy or appealing. That’s ok.
(It could even be really fun. Even better.)
When you get lonely and frustrated, find a community of fellow lunatics business owners who can help get you over the rough spots. You may find some partners who are good at the stuff you would love to quit doing. A coach is great too, someone who cares about your success and will help keep you focused and accountable.
Work on today’s task today. Work on tomorrow’s task tomorrow. When you get a little bit off the path (you will, everyone does), forgive yourself and get back to doing today’s task today.
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