So, how’s your summer treating you so far? Yeah it has only been a few days, but here in Central PA – they have been ideal – sunshine, warm and no humidity. I’ll take it!
Anyway, this week I wanted to talk to you a little bit about that screeching halt you may sometimes feel in your business. You know what I mean, right? You are chugging along and everything is going great. Then you decide to make a plan to move yourself even further along. The plan sounds perfect and exciting, however before you know it you stop taking action.
Know what I mean – or is it just me?
You put the brakes to it – the screeeeeeech.
And you know what is even crazier – sometimes we don’t even know that we slammed on those breaks. It might be disguised with statements like:
- I don’t know what marketing platform to use
- I need my website to be perfect
- I absolutely must have a bigger list
- There isn’t enough time in the day to work “on” my business
- I’ll wait until summer is over
Whatever the heck your excuse is – because really if you aren’t taking action there is some kind of excuse behind it – take some time to discover what it is that you continue to say to yourself.
Look – seriously – I can give excuses with the best of them. In fact, I continue to do it on a regular basis. If you remember a few emails ago I talked about the retreat I recently attended. Well I left there with a plan – a 90 day plan to move my business forward. And do you know how far I am into that plan (it’s been 60 days by the way) – I’m 30 days into it.
Because of those excuses – like the kids are getting out of school soon, I’m heading on vacation, I have too much client work to do – that list goes on and on and on some more.
But guess what I recently discovered …
Those excuses have nothing to do with the underlying cause of my persistent procrastination –
It really is all about fear – fear of failure, fear of putting myself out there, fear of disappointment. That fear is always the cause of that screeeeeeeech! However, I am the only one that can move past it.
You know what they say – “feel the fear and do it anyway”…
So who’s with me on this one? Who is ready to acknowledge the fear, kick the excuses to the curb, and move through the fear and make something happen?
Let me know – I’d love to support you ask you walk this journey.
Let’s do this thing!
Until next time.