The only way to start making a change is to start taking some action. When you are not happy with the current situation, you can do all the same stuff and get the same results or decide to do something different.
Get the information
What is holding you back? Is it a lack of information? The internet is right here with all kinds of information. The library is packed with books full of information. There are all kinds of ways to get your hands on information. The decision must be made to get the right information and start moving forward.
Taking the first step
What happens when you get the information you need? Are you acting on the new information or are you still stuck in park? The information alone is not enough. It takes something else to get people to move to the next step. You can read all the books, but what does it take inside you to put forth the action to get things done.
Dealing with the losses
Is it the fear of losing or the fear of rejection? The problem might be trying to be perfect. Do you want everything to be perfect all the time? Nothing is going to be perfect. It might be better to just think about moving forward. Is every pancake that you make going to be perfect? No. Is every burger that you buy going to be perfect? No. Start removing perfect from the equation and start moving forward.
Making the first dollar
You have to get off the sidelines to even have a chance. Think about the players that sit on the bench. You never really get to know them. You don’t get to know how good or how bad they are. On the bench, they don’t get to display their talent. The same thing is happening with your business goals and ideals. Your business is sitting on the sidelines and you don’t know if you have a tom brady sitting there waiting in the wings. The only way to find out is to throw them into the game.
Sticking to it
So you decide to have some courage and test your new idea. Just like the stand up comic that gets on stage for the first time, you lay a big goose egg. Your idea didn’t work. You get laughed off stage. What are you going to do? Are you giving up? There is going to be some adversity. There is going to be a process that you have to go through to get better. The thing to remember is that you have to get started and keep going.
Building new habits
Start doing new things and decide to keep at it. You want to start developing the habits of a business owner. You want to test things over and over again. You are not expecting it to work every time. You are expecting to get better at your business. Find out what is working and what is not working. Make some adjustments.