I could barely sleep last night. I tossed and turned most of the night because I just couldn’t get this vision out of my head, which is why I’m sitting quietly in my office – hushing my cat’s meow, and writing to you before the sun has fully risen.
The vision for my business is transforming into what I feel can make an even better, more spectacular impact.
My mission is to support brave-hearted-driven-women achieve their business goals and create their own impact in this world. Sometimes I encounter a few really brave gents too!
I see limitless potential every single day, hear it in every consultation, and I can spot someone able to put the hard work in to achieve their dream from a mile away.
Then I encounter those entrepreneurs, maybe it’s you, who want so badly to put in the hard work – but they’re STUCK.
Time traps (other commitments taking over life)
Fear of marketing (sometimes just putting yourself out there can feel terrifying)
Confusion (this happens often when creativity turns into chaos)
So, I want to help you by giving you three simple, short steps that you can take today to get unstuck from each of the three biggest obstacles listed above.
#1. TIME TRAPS
If other commitments are taking over your life it’s because you haven’t made yourself or your dreams a true priority. You probably often get sucked into saying yes to things that you don’t really want to do. You likely are too exhausted to take care of the things you want in life because you’ve spent energy on everyone else but yourself.
So, how do we fix the time traps? You must start scheduling blocks of time for your to-do list. Having a to-do list is one thing, but actually blocking the time slots out to get everything done is when reality strikes.
For example, I can have 10 things on my to-do list but if I’m not estimating my time appropriately then what I think may only take me 5 hours may actually be 8, and by that time – I’m worn out and exhausted that I have nothing left to give. So, I stop. I put it off.
But, when I schedule my list – I get that well-needed reality check to move things around a bit and prioritize myself ahead of everything else. This way if a task gets moved over to the next day it’s ok – I made myself a priority.
02. FEAR + MARKETING in business.
This is an all too common obstacle for nearly every entrepreneur I know, at least at some point in their business.
Have you felt afraid to go live on Facebook? Do you know how many times I’ve had a marketing consultation with a client for them to tell me that they are too scared to go live?
I sit back and think… well, you’ve got to move the needle on that one and do your best to just go for it so you can have the results you want.
Or, maybe you’re afraid to hit the send button on your newsletter.
Or, maybe you’re afraid that nobody will buy so you don’t post about it.
Or… maybe you’re afraid to feel and BE AUTHENTIC online.
It’s scary, I know.
Take it from me, I’ve shared more about my life than I ever thought I would – with thousands of people. When I first published my blog about being a childhood sex abuse victim, I was shaking hitting the publish button.
But, I tell you what – it felt good to release it and overcome fear.
SO many women reached out to me… so many.
Or, that time when I shared about my biopsy. I was terrified… I truly sought out prayer and guidance from my own “list” of subscribers. I was also AFRAID because I thought I’d lose clients that maybe people thought I’d be too overwhelmed with my personal life that I couldn’t work just as good (so not the case). But that fear existed.
I wrote about it anyway.
I received such an intense and immense amount of support that it helped me through… tremendously.
It’s always scary to strip down and be yourself.
It’s never easy.
We tend to fear judgment or failure. (It’s usually one of the roots of fear.)
But, if you can take the leap of faith anyway, I promise it’ll all be worth it.
I’m a firm believer that if God places a calling on your heart to share something, he will carry you through to the other side.
Oh, this one… this one is a doozie. Confused about where to start, what to do, when to do it, how to say it, what to call it, how to share it, how to sell it, and … then you get paralyzed.
Nothing happens. It’s too confusing. Too overwhelming.
I’ve been there. My clients have been there.
I fix it by writing down all my creative ideas, then I categorize them into the following:
- What can I work on first?
- What should I work on next?
- What should I work on last?
First. Next. Last.
This has saved me many times, and know that sometimes last can mean 2-3 months from now. Don’t overwhelm yourself, give yourself the time you need to get it all done, and get it all done RIGHT. Sometimes when we move too fast we destroy the initial vision because we’re rushed or working from a place of confusion (or fear).