If you’re a visionary, dreamer, or struggling entrepreneur, you probably have ideas, passion, knowledge, and skills. And you probably feel like you need more ideas, passion, knowledge, and skills to do what you really want to do.
I so get it.
I’ve been deeply involved in a few different small businesses and startups. I took my share of college classes and walked away with a BA after three years. I’ve plowed through mountains of books, articles, online workshops, videos on business, marketing, philosophy, communication, design, psychology, and personal and professional development. I know stuff. Lots of stuff. And as much as it would be bursting inside me, I’d keep it to myself. I was a scared perfectionist, always just one book or article or whatever away from finally doing my part and sharing with the world.
I’m about to ruin everything for you. Your excuses. Your comfort. Your pacifiers. Because…
You don’t need more.
You don’t need more ideas.
You don’t need more passion.
You don’t need more knowledge.
You don’t need more skills.
You don’t need more money either.
You need to just be you.
And what you REALLY need is to be constantly reminded of that. Out loud. Where everyone can see it and mock it, praise it, love it, hate it.
Will it be hard? Scary? Yes. Believe me, I get it. But let’s just call it what it is then: hard and scary. Not impossible. Not something you'll only be able to do once you have x figured out. Just hard and scary. (And you could choose to change your thoughts to "new and exciting" instead, but we'll talk about that another time.)
Will you need to tap a professional at times? Learn some things? Generate some new ideas? YES. But that doesn’t mean you can’t post your photos NOW, publish your writing NOW, take clients NOW. You can change your life NOW.
Do what you can with what you have now. Now. One small step at a time.
By the way.... sometimes (like this time) I'm strongly reminded that we best teach what we most need to learn. Let's take a few new steps together this week and report back, shall we?
Until next time,