Have you ever had a really good idea but pulled the plug before you even started because you didn’t know how? Well in this video I’m going to help you get over the need to know how.
When we’re coming up with ideas for our business, too many of us never let them see the light of day because we get stuck on the ‘how’ way too soon.
Instead, spend the time to see what feels right.
Discover what it was about this idea that lit you up.
Figure out if it’s something you really want to spend time on.
The ‘How’ can come later.
When you really want to do something you will figure out the how.
I had breakfast this morning with the Merrymaker Sisters and I loved when they said they knew what their business was going to be all about by how it felt. They had no idea what they were doing but they knew inside that this was something that they wanted to invest their time and energy into.
They went off and figured out the how.
A few years ago I had an opportunity to go on a charity climb up Mt Kinabalu in Borneo. Now it’s a fairly big peak, it’s not something I’ve done before, and initially my heart said ‘yes, let’s go!’ But logic took over and all of a sudden I started coming up with all these things around ‘I don’t know how’.
‘I’ve never climbed a mountain like that’… ‘I don’t have time to train’… ‘What am I going to do with the kids?’… ‘I’m too busy’… ‘I have work commitments’… all these excuses because I didn’t know how.
But luckily for me I stopped myself and I thought ‘is this something I really want to do?’ I thought about how that opportunity made me feel. And yes I wanted to do it.
And guess what, I figured out the how.
I figured out how to train for an event like that. I found mountains close by. I trained when I could (sometimes in the dark), I made it happen. I made arrangements for the kids so hubby didn’t have to take too much time off work, and I juggled the work diary to make it happen.
Within six weeks I was climbing a mountain in Borneo and sitting on top of the world. It felt amazing!
Don’t get freaked out by the ‘How’
I often talk to clients who have great ideas but they stop pursuing them because they get freaked out by the how. What I like to do is say forget the how. There is sooo much information out there about the how. The internet is bleeding with it.
The trick is to step back from the how, forget about the how, that’s not what you need to focus on.
What you need to focus on is what you actually want to do.
What you really want to do. Not what you think you should do. Take the time to come up with these ideas. Sit with them. See how they feel. Just because it’s a great idea, it may not be a great idea for you. You’re the one that has to find that internal drive and energy to go after it.
When you have that focus and that internal desire, and when it’s something that is all about you and what you want to create, you will find the how.
The how is everywhere. It’s on YouTube, it’s in courses, it’s with coaches. There is information to give you the how, the trick is finding the focus on what it is you want to create. That helps you cut through all the overwhelm of information out there so you can focus on exactly the components that you need to focus on.
Please, do not let the how stop you from creating your dreams. Don’t let the how stop you from building the business that’s perfect for you.
Know you’re not alone and share this video with others you feel need to hear this message to. If you know a colleague or friend that has great ideas but they’re stalling because they don’t know how, tell them to take a step back. What do they really want? What feels right for them? Then they can go and focus on what they need to, to make that happen.
Discovery is one of the most vital parts of your business creation and building your business. Spend the time on it, don’t discount it or blow it off. Discovery and the discovery phase is what you need to spend your time and energy on in the early stages, to really help you get the focus you need to discover the ‘how’ for exactly what you want to be doing, to market your business effectively. If you’re creating something you’re not really feeling, then it’s going to fall a bit flat on everyone.
Now go out there and feel your way to success!