Screw it, and just do it! Overthinking can sometimes lead to procrastinating and not achieve anything. Here’s some ideas to help you achieve more, and cut out the hours spent worrying!
This time last year, I was on maternity leave and fretting about what to do. I told my boss that I wasn’t going back to work. I knew that working 9-5 no longer worked for me, and I knew that I was meant for something more, but I had to figure it out. Like many of the clients I now work with, I was seeking clarity and confidence.
I spent hours fretting and worrying, and wondering if I was good enough, clever enough, or able to do what I wanted to do.
I finally realised that I just had to DO IT AND STOP OVERTHINKING IT!
I see this so much with my clients now. Many are just overthinking what they do, and don’t actually take action.
DISENGAGE YOUR BRAIN:
Sometimes you just have to disengage your “thinking” brain, and move forward, and don’t question everything you do…. Just post the social media post, just write that email, just do that Facebook Live.
GET CLARITY ON YOUR BUSINESS:
Understand what you want to achieve, even if you don’t know how you’ll get there. Here’s some ideas to help you get more done.
HIRE A COACH/MENTOR:
I was petrified about spending $10,000 dollars on the coach, and I wasn’t sure it was going to work. I had all these stories about how it wasn’t the right time, and it was too much money, and what if it failed. My husband definitely raised an eyebrow when I put it on my credit card, but went with me on it… Somewhere deep inside me there was this voice telling me to go for it. I had inkling that I was doing the right thing, and I said, “SCREW IT, I’M GONNA DO IT.”
Talking to someone – a coach, a consultant, a mentor enables you to get that clarity about your goals and ambitions. When you’re clear with what you want, you can get to the core of the issues that are holding you back, and flip the switch on the stories you tell yourself. And when you’re rock solid in your confidence, you can quickly scale your income, and get the results you’ve been seeking.
LEARN FROM OTHERS:
You get to learn from someone who’s been there and done it and made mistakes in setting up a business, and you’ll learn how to fail (and pick yourself up) FAST. You’ll learn strategies to manage your time more effectively (whatever your situation), and have someone accountable to keep you on track. You’ll become a pro quickly… whether it’s marketing yourself with social media campaigns, or speaking on camera for Facebook lives.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING THE WAY THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS:
If you hate social media, don’t do it… (see my post on Social media overwhelm). Instead focus on great PAID FOR content, and just pay for advertising to promote these products.
Just a year ago, I was desperate for that confidence in my self and my business to go to the next level. I followed my intuition and heart, and I’m so glad that I got to realise my dreams. I didn’t feel ready, and I wasn’t ready… but we’re never “ready”, we just have to GO FOR IT!
If you long to do something different… then what’s stopping you? Very often the only person holding you back is you.