Your business growth is dependent on you and evolving. The thoughts that got you this far, won't get you there. Wherever there is for you.
It's hard to grow a business.
I need to know what the competition is charging.
I need to charge what they are charging.
I need to know all the steps before I begin.
I don't have enough experience.
I'll never be really successful.
It's all in your fucking mind. When you change what you think, you'll change your life.
The problem starts with believing the bullshit thoughts you have.
What if you actually focused on what you really wanted to do? What if you believed the things that were impossible were actually possible? What if you actually thought that it was easier to achieve your goals than you think it is?
When I first started my business I thought that making money was hard. It was hard because I thought it was.
I thought I needed a bunch of letters after my name to get the money. That didn't bump my income.
I thought I had to act a certain way to earn money. That didn't work because I wasn't being who I really was but mimicking what the "professional" people did.
Which led me to think that I certainly shouldn't act like my real self. That would be the last nail in the coffin for my business.
When I got to the point where I had no clients, I threw my hands up and said: "Fuck It!"
I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically, and go out with a big ass bang.
That's when things changed.
We look at all these other people online with success and think they know some secret. There's no secret.
We look at these people with credentials and think that's the secret to their success. It isn't.
We look at these people and scratch our heads. How the hell did they do it?
You think to yourself: I'm smart. I'm honest. I'm a hard worker. I'm creative. I'm fun. Why doesn't anyone recognize it?
Because you don't believe in yourself. So you hide.
You don't take action. You say that you do, but you're taking the same actions that are getting you the same shitty results.
What if you changed the actions you took so that you could be successful?
Getting over the fear means you need to take action. Don't be focused on today and where you are now. Focus on where you want to be a year, five years, ten years from now and then be committed to making it happen.
Alycia Wicker is a business coach for creative entrepreneurs. Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.