How many times have you had an idea for really taking advantage of an opportunity to start or grow your wellness business, but don’t take action?
We all have tons of ideas. In fact, I have my clients create an opportunity booklet, so all of the ideas they come up with are written down. But there’s been hundreds of wellness professionals who have said “I’ve been thinking about starting my business for years, but something keeps happening to hold me back.”
Does that sound like you?
We sit back and don’t take charge when we’re uncertain as to what to do, or we’re afraid. It might be fear of failure. It might even be fear of success. When people are honest, I actually hear a bigger fear of success than failure!
Regardless of the root of the fear, often the biggest reason is because people are afraid to let go of what they know and step into something new and uncertain. Because I work with so many perfectionists,this is a HUGE roadblock!
So, how DO you take charge of your life, instead of sitting back and let it pass you by, letting your dreams pass by, too? It’s a much greater sorrow to look back at life with regrets of not striving for a dream than jumping for it and not making it… at first.
Let’s take a look at 3 ways you can overcome that fear of the unknown and step onto your platform of success:
First, decide what you want.
This is easier said than done, huh? People often tell me “I don’t KNOW what I want!” BUT, I don’t believe them! I trust that they DO know, but they’re afraid to go for it! Sometimes their fear is that it might not be the ‘right’ thing. But, SOMETHING is better than nothing! So, when you read “decide what you want,” pick the first thing that comes to mind when you read that. Trust yourself.
As success coach Dr. Philip E. Humbert said in his piece “Top 10 traits of highly successful people,” successful people “..make decisions and move on.” You can ALWAYS change your mind, later, but first you have to make UP your mind!
Second, decide on your first action to make what you want happen.
Again, don’t worry about if it’s the RIGHT first thing. For YOU, it’s the right first thing. All businesses do things differently. It’s the IN-action that does more harm than what might be perceived (get that?) the wrong action.
Third, acknowledge yourself for FINALLY taking action!
I still remember when I did a ropes course, many years ago. I did great climbing up this 30 foot pole, even as it swayed in the wind and rain of an oncoming hurricane. But when I got to the top and realized I had to let go of the rings of the pole in order to step up on the tiny platform, I froze! It was the anticipation that I’d do it wrong! But once I let go of both the rings AND the fear, and just accepted that any action was better and no action, I succeeded in standing up on that platform!
What do YOU want, more than anything? What is the first step you’re going to take to make it happen? Let me know!
MEG Enterprises, Inc.
Do YOU struggle with that uncertainty and mental chaos that leads to inaction? When will you really step forward onto YOUR platform? Come join us for the Business Basics 101 90-Day Mastermind program for those who are “thinking about it” or “start-up” phase of a wellness business. Sign-ups are being taken, now. To learn more, go to http://meg-enterprises.com/classes/business-basics-101