Do you feel like that with your business? I have certainly had days where there is so much going on I don’t know where to start. In the early days of my business, I could see all the opportunities that were available to me but I just didn’t know where to start. So I often entertained myself with learning new stuff. I am a “research junkie”. When I get stressed I learn, when I am happy I learn and I get a ridiculous high from knowing new stuff. That’s all great but how do I make money with all this new stuff??? I have heard it called “shiny object syndrome”. What, squirrel……
Thank goodness that was long time ago and I now have a plan that keeps my inner urges to learn under control (well maybe almost), but I have been able to put a format together that makes sense from a business perspective. I can use my need to learn as part of my business and create products and services that shares all the good stuff, without people like you having to sit through all these seminars and webinars. I have tested the materials and created programs to help people like you to move forward in your business. Nothing better than learning from someone who has been there and really gets the frustration, fear and exhaustion of doing your business all by yourself.
Let me tell you a story that just happened today. I am also an executive coach, so when one of my friends gets into a pickle they call knowing I will give them the straight goods. This friend of mine called today to try and understand a past trauma that she had experienced. She also told me about some really cool stuff she was doing in an effort to move forward. I asked her if she would like to make her move forward plan something to build on. (She was talking about taking her experiences as an executive and turning them into stories. I said Huh, #Patrick Lencioni made a fortune doing that. Maybe you could be a writer. She said “oh I don’t think I could do that.” Of course as a coach my response was why not?She said I am better at talking than writing. I have great stories though and I have a lot to teach.
My response; So, why don’t you record your stories and send them to a transcriber. I do that all the time. It will cost you under $20.00 and I have a name for you. If you do this a bunch of times you have an book. Get it put into the right format for Kindle or some other ebook reader and Bob’s your uncle – you are an author. By the way, I have a name for that service too. You can also have a book cover made for under $20.00 so you can make it look real spiffy.
My friend was gob smacked. She said “I had no idea you can do that, I am so excited” She was so busy thinking about going forward that she had completely forgotten about her worry about the past. Now, that will rear it’s ugly head again, but nothing beats feeling bad about something with an exciting new project and success. So this is how I use my learning to help others.
I recently put out a fabulous 24 page resource guide with the top tools and apps that I have gathered in my travels while learning from some top professionals. Many of these I have used myself but they are all tried and true. In the early days I spent a fortune trying to secure these resources. These are so amazing. This is my gift to you if you feel that the light at the end of the tunnel is a train. Even if you are not overwhelmed, you will enjoy the material.
I will keep you posted on other ways to keep that light at the end of the tunnel , optimism and not a fatal locomotive. It is my job to Grow Businesses and Empower People.