Rome wasn’t built in a day and building a business is the same. Success comes one step at a time, though hard work, motivation and constant analysing what works and what doesn’t.
When you hear people talk of someone being an “overnight success” that is rarely the case. Behind that success is usually many years of hard work which has suddenly hit the headlines.
It also begs the question, what does success look like? Success means different things to different people so what is seen as a success for one isn’t necessarily seen as a success for another.
Focussing on what you want and what success looks like for you is a much better way of working. When you compare yourself to others, it’s easy to get disheartened but every little step counts in your journey and it is a personal success which spurs you on to the next one.
I know from personal experience that every little step, however small, is an achievement in itself.
I remember my first newsletter. I was so scared that no-one would read it, that they wouldn’t like what I’d written and all the other negative thoughts that went through my head. I don’t know what I thought was going to happen but I built it up to something massive when in reality it was just a news letter. People could choose whether to open it, if they wanted to read it or maybe delete it. Whichever option they chose, it really didn’t matter.
Eventually I closed my eyes and pressed the button! Nothing terrible happened. In fact, quite a lot of people opened it to the point where they commented that they liked the style and the information it contained. They were even looking forward to receiving the next one!
At the time it was only a tiny step into the big wide world but for me it was a massive step to put myself out there, be seen and be visible. On a personal level it was a huge success but for others it’s something they do every day without thinking about it.
So, what does success look like for you?
Do you have a dream but not sure how to achieve it?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the scale of what you want to achieve?
My goal is to have a business which I can run from a coffee shop anywhere in the world. When I said it, I had no idea how to achieve it! I now have that business and I can work with clients and on my business from wherever I choose.
You too can achieve your dreams! What’s stopping you?
If I can help you get a step closer to your goal, then I’d love to have a chat and see how I can help you further.
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