There will come a time when you need to move beyond the fear of your business.
I know it's scary. Business is really scary if you're doing it right.
When I wanted to start my business I didn't know what to do first.
I had to get a website done. I knew how to design a website and had done them since way back in the dial-up internet days. Talk about annoying waiting to see the changes load up.
I didn't know what to put on the website and copywriting wasn't something I had ever heard of before.
I knew I wanted to design homes, but I didn't know how to package up my services.
I didn't have a clue about my value. I had only worked for the man and figured there was some completely difficult math equation I would need.
I didn't know how I was going to actually deliver a design service if someone hired me.
I didn't know how to "act" on social media when it came to my business.
I had no idea how to bring traffic to my website.
I joined ASID and the Chamber hoping to get clients.
I bought an ad in our community magazine.
Everything about starting my business came along with a big old steamin' pile of scary shit.
So I sat there in complete fear. What the hell was I going to do?
I just got started.
Yes, I failed. And then I won.
My wins starting building on each other. I grew my confidence and my knowledge.
The end of this year will mark being in business for 7 years.
During those 7 years, I learned more than I ever expected. Helped my private clients make multiple 6 figures. Helped countless others get over fear, map out their services, profit plans, create new income streams, design new websites, and get results.
My client's wins have been the biggest and most rewarding things to come out of my business. And I wouldn't have been able to help those clients if I was still sitting there in front of my computer scared shitless to begin. Or take the next scary step.
I need you to get this: The fear is only temporary, the regret will last forever.
You can do this. You are capable. You are smart. You are resourceful and you can do anything you put your mind to. Trust me. And yourself.
Alycia Wicker is an interior design business coach specializing in online marketing strategies.Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.