“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
Alexander the Great
I’ve noticed something about many people, including myself. We allow ourselves to be distracted by our own negative self-talk. An antidote to this is to bring your mind back to your vision and take a specific step towards making it happen. Forge ahead, in spite of the ongoing blather from the critic in your head.
All of the mental obstacles to finding your very best clients can be overcome by repeatedly bringing your attention back to your vision and by taking action to realize it. It’s time to take advantage of your opportunities, and you can do that by helping others to reach their goals. It’s that simple. There is a reason God didn’t put each of us on our own little planet. We are here to help one another.
So let’s break through the fears and obstacles. Pick up the phone, get educated, or take whatever step you can at the moment. If you’d like to shorten your learning curve, partner up. Partnering is often one of the quickest routes to improving your results, and it enables you to bring the best possible resources to your client.
Review this post if you start doing a mind trip on yourself as you progress. But again, the key is to return to your vision, keep taking action steps towards it, and success will be yours. More resources for getting out of your own way can be found in my book, Referral Upgrade: A New Way to Find Your Very Best Clients. So, here is a short helpful list:
Mental Roadblocks and Solutions
• I can’t do it.
Yes, you can! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in business 30 days or 30 years. I am doing it, and so can anyone who applies the concepts in this book.
• I don’t know how to do it.
Read and reread this book and take action.
• I don’t know anyone.
Increase your access to opportunity. Join a club with an emphasis on an activity you love, such as golf or tennis. Call your existing or prospective clients and referral sources using the methods described in the next chapter.
• I have the contacts but don’t have the expertise.
There are three sure-fire ways to gain expertise, through study, your own experience, and joint work with someone who has the experience and expertise you’re still developing.
• I’m afraid to ask them to dance.
Ask them anyhow, and if you don’t want to dance with them, invite them to dance with your partner.
• I haven’t identified my Big Three.
Do it now. Then take the action steps suggested in the my other posts and you will find your Big Three.
Take a step a day in the direction of your goals, that’s 365 steps in one year and you will get to where you want to go.
What is your first step?