Hi everyone! There’s a wonderful perk about being an online entrepreneur – we can do whatever the hell we want to do. But only to some degree.
Want to be a blogger? Gotta learn how to build the blog technically even if technical stuff usually stumps you.
Want to build a deep connection to your followers on social media? Better get ready to put yourself out there on video.
We want all these cool things – the money first and foremost – but we squirm around and try to get out of anything that we don’t want to do. We look for shortcuts or throw away an entire business model if it means we might have to shed our comfort skin and put ourselves on the line for possible failure.
You don’t get to pick and choose which tasks you want to do with some strategies. For some of them, there is no alternate pathway – you have one option and one option only.
It might be filled with scary things and big obstacles, but you either go through it to get to the other side, or you stay stuck.
That patriot speaker (David Goggins) I’m studying talks about this in one of his videos – he HATED running. But to be a Navy Seal, you have to run. So every morning, he sits there and puts on those shoes and does it. Makes himself. He says they didn’t design SEAL training around his likes and dislikes. I love that concept.
I hate some things in business…
- I hate hyped up sales copy, but when I use it, it sells almost 50% better.
- I hate putting myself out there and bringing affiliates onboard, but when I do it, a make thousands more.
- I hate putting my fat face on video, but I do it and it brings me closer to my audience.
Since I’m likening this whole journey to my weight loss, I can tell you I hate the feeling of not being full. But doing this will help me lose. I hate going to the gym and being around people I worry are judging me. But not doing it will keep me fat.
I can choose mindful eating, but I can’t choose to design weight loss around what makes me more comfortable. I can’t choose a diet that works that lets me eat a shitload of whatever I want or a fitness regimen that has me sitting on my butt 24/7.
Some choices, we don’t get to make.
I like this meme:
This is what I’m trying to achieve – I want EVERY zone to feel like no big deal to me. I want to feel comfortable approaching people, doing video, and writing hyped up sales copy.
I want to feel comfortable like I OWN that gym, comfortable going to sleep without a stuffed stomach, etc.
But to do this, we have to DO it – again and again and again until we flat out have no fear of this “zone” because we’re used to it.
Right now, I’m working in my business, to be consistent with all the tasks I normally abhor. Then I plan on moving on to another zone – paid FB ads. I want to know how to work it, not just avoid it.
I’m working on some SOPs (standard operating procedures) right now for every aspect of my business – those that include every step I’ve avoided until now that will help make my success grow.
I’m training my mindset to become utterly disgusted with complacency.