There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re the only one who doesn’t know how to do something in your business, something technical, how to get more clients, how to create a video, how to lift your income, or many other things that make a business grow.
This blog came about from a conversation I had a few days ago with a client I was working with and she was frustrated because there was something online she didn’t know how to do.
Have you had moments like that?
Did you get frustrated because you wanted to be further ahead than where you are now?
You are not on your own.
I went on to share with my client that there was a time when I started out in business that I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to use Facebook, or advertise on Facebook, how to use Linkedin, or Instagram. I didn’t know how to link Facebook to Twitter, or how to market to attract the right clients, including how much to spend per day on advertising on Facebook. I didn’t know how to produce videos or edit videos, or how to set up an event on Eventbrite and also an event on Facebook. I didn’t know how to set up and run an online program, or for that matter how to sign clients into an online program or any other program I was offering. I didn’t know any technical stuff including how to use the back end of a website.
There was a time I didn’t know how to run a 5-day Residential in Port Douglas or a 2-hour workshop!!
You get the idea.
I am not special. I am an average person who worked with a mentor, and I’ve listened and asked questions. Really listening was important.
If you’re willing to listen and to ask questions of others who have been where it is you plan to go, you will have many people wanting to share their experiences and their tips, hints and shortcuts. Ask people who have built million dollar businesses. You may be surprised how much they would love to share with you. People generally like talking about what they have achieved and how they have achieved it.
Also be prepared to tap into your courage. It takes courage to build a business. Or, if you like, it takes guts. Be prepared to learn and be determined to learn and keep going Understand also that you will have failures and that you will make mistakes and learn from those and keep going.
That reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Samuel Becket; “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
You can and will learn all you need to know to build your business if you’re prepared to learn, put what you learn into practice on a consistent basis, and keep showing up day after day and go the extra mile.
So, stop holding yourself back and stop being frustrated that you don’t know how to do something you need to do to build your business.
Start now by believing you can learn and believing you can take the next steps.
Work with a mentor and keep learning.
Believe that success is your only option.
Keep taking action.