Get over it and get to work.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve said that to myself and I’m sure you have done the same. We all get in that rut when we are on the verge of something new and can’t seem to nudge forward.
This is a common phenomenon among entrepreneurs.
Whatever it is you need to get to the root of it. You need to find a quiet place, get your journal, and take some uninterrupted inventory.
Sometimes asking “Why” once, isn’t enough. I’m warning you this will get tough. It should be tough and peeling back the layers of why you are afraid to take action will reveal a lot.
But are you ready for what will surface? I know you are. I believe in YOU.
First you will realize nothing really matters except how you perceive yourself. The best thing I did was to start writing and putting it out for all to see. I don’t care too much about what people think of me. I just want to communicate in hopes that it resonates with someone.
A certain level of confidence comes from writing, getting your thoughts down and hitting…”POST”!
See, in the world of social media everyone puts on a show. The show that their life is all put together so nice and neatly and everything is so perfect. Even their flatulence smells of roses. Excrement!
It’s all just that. A SHOW.
My first challenge to you if you are reading this is to go to whatever platform you like. I like Facebook for this exercise. Write something meaningful to you. It can be about your love for your children or something that you are struggling with.
You don’t have to get too personal just put it out there.
Now once you’ve done that. Don’t check your notifications to see if anyone has liked your post or commented on it. Fight the urge to check.
Then after 24 hours check it.
Regardless of what you find DO NOT be reactive to what you see or don’t see. You may find that not one single person “liked” or “commented” on your post. Guess what? That’s OK.
You may find a ton of engagement. Cool. Don’t get overly excited about it. See it for what it is, communication from your heart to everyone else and be OK with whatever happens.
This is a great little exercise to help you get over your fear of putting yourself out there and taking some action. Once you’ve built up a little momentum, don’t stop there. Got an idea of a business you want to start then start taking small baby steps and don’t tell anyone about it. Take the actions needed to move yourself to the next step.
Imperfect action is better than no action.
This has been my approach with everything the past couple of months and it’s done well for me. All thanks to my mentor. Shane Hunter.
So, Get Over it, Get to Work.