We get it. You can’t stand yourself.
I consult with clients that tell me:
“I can’t video blog, I can’t stand to look at myself.”
“I can’t podcast, I hate my voice.”
“I can’t blog, I have nothing good to say.”
“I can’t do social media, no one cares about me.”
Sound like you? Sounds like me too.
We all think it and it’s about time we change that tune.
Turn Yourself Around In 3 Steps
When it comes to building your web business, it’s easier than you think. Let’s take a look at the 3 common roadblocks I find within clients.
If you’re not doing it, someone else will
In the game of life, no one waits for you, especially competition. Start shipping your product as soon as you can. If you’re not embarrassed by your first draft, product, or demonstration – you waited too long.
No one can ever give you criticism about an idea if it never leaves your notebook.
You know a lot more than you think
This is the one that really gets me the most.
You have a lot of knowledge. Years of it. Even if you’re just starting out with your new business, you went through experiences to get there. Use that knowledge to become a more human business person.
You could probably write an entire book on surviving the real estate crash. Possibly run an entire demonstration on making a pizza. Perhaps an hour long webinar on selling insurance.
I don’t have what it takes
I think genius folks like us are cursed by “the big picture.”
We see an idea or are faced with a problem and can do nothing but think 75 steps down the road. This is great for planning, producing, and overall goal setting. This is terrible for getting off the ground.
I would love to be able to run into a room and start promoting, but then I start thinking who will be there, what will they say, what will I say, will they like it, so on and so forth.
This is something I like to call stupidly smart. I got the concept from this book, Made to Stick.
If we just ran with the first baby step in our new idea, things would start a lot quicker.
What Will You Do?
These ideas can probably translate to other areas in your life – not just your web business.
Will you start that blog now?
Maybe you will use social media more often to get your word out?
I would love to hear more of your success stories. Get at it and just don’t make it suck.