6 Business Paralysis Areas That Can Kill Your Business
The month of September is my mentor’s month for one of her retreats and this one is on mindset. Even though I wasn’t able to be there in person, she has been sharing insights into our mindset all month long. This has caused me to be in tune with Mindset and how what you think…really think…is actually what you get.
It’s all about alignment of your conscious, subconscious, and actions. And what you think…I mean what you really think (subconscious) is what you will get!
This explains why so often when we set some type of goal or make a resolution we don’t see the results we wanted to see. Why? Because what we thought (conscious) and then really thought (subconscious) weren’t lined up and this is the big one…the Subconscious will always win.
In a teleseminar I did, I spoke about the 6 areas in our business that our mind can bind us and can lead to business failure if we’re not careful.
In my coaching I’ve found there are 6 issues that can bind you and be fatal to the business if not addressed. See if you relate to any of these….
Fear: We have that fear we’re going to mess things up or afraid we’re going to go in the wrong direction or worse yet, maybe someone will think you’re a fraud.
Over Analysis: This can quickly lead to “analysis paralysis”. I know this one personally and If I’m not careful, I’ll analysis this, and then… I’ll analysis that, and then… when I get it all together,… I want to analysis my analysis!!!
Small Thinking: Instead of thinking BIG, you think small. Usually this is from self doubt!
Setting Unrealistic Goals: Be careful of this one. Goal setting is mandatory yes, but your goals must be realistic and reachable. Setting unrealistic goals can quickly kill your entrepreneurial spirit!
Shiny Object Syndrome: I also know this one personally and I bet a lot of you here do too. Constantly going from one thing to another… trying the newest marketing method, or buying the next big “bell and whistle” thing being offered. You change what you’re offering…or even worse…you change your entire business model? Do you see yourself here? Then there is…
Perfectionism: This is the big one and can really keep you tided up and bogged down, never moving forward…because you’re changing this….changing that….tweaking this…and tweaking that…. Saying…. “Just one more whatever…… and it will be perfect!!”
Understand, we all go through these issues from time to time in life and in business. If I can be open and honest here with you, in my own experience, I have dealt with all of these at one time or another since I started Simple Social Media in January of 2010 and since going online in the mid ‘90’s!
I can also share with you that as someone who is actively working with a business coach, these issues are being dealt with by many business owners from the beginner level all the way to the 7 figure level. So don’t think you’re alone…you’re not!
Any one of these issues on their own can present major problems and could become deadly to a business, but when you combine any of them… you have a lethal weapon on your hands.
It’s important to
1st – understand it…
2nd – Acknowledge it, and then
3rd – make every effort to change it.
This might even mean working with a coach in a particular area or for some it can be as simple as making a decision to change something and then implementing that change.
Most all of these binding issues can be related to perfectionism, or for me they have, and perfectionism will slow you down…. I know from experience!
Taking an even closer look at what this looks like:
I could write and re-write my blog post… 20 times… (and I have). I could Record and re-record my videos for hours… (done that too!) I could just freak out every time someone contacted me that I misspelled a word or sent something out with a bad link… I could just redo and redo… (Yep and yep to those also!)
But How many clients did all that tweaking, re-writing, re-recording, re-doing bring in?? NONE!
How much money did I make while I was doing all this tweaking and re-doing and not bringing in any clients?…. again…NONE!
But if you want to move your business forward and move fast, then you are going to have to……
….put your perfectionism in a box…. And send it packing!!
I know I just heard a bunch of “gasps” here from you readers because for a perfectionist (like me)… that’s a very hard pill to swallow!
But now I’m learning to take action and become a massive implementer! And guess what…since my focus is no longer on perfection but it’s on taking action and implementing…. I’ve gained more visibility for me and for SSM.TV, I’m connecting with prospective clients and…. I’m moving forward… it’s a win-win!
Perfection will never come. There will always be changes, additions, tweaks….and yes… even mistakes.
If you wait for it to be “perfect”… you will never move forward in your life or your business.
It will only slow you down from reaching the dream lifestyle you want for you and your family.
So…. Put it out there, get it going, come back and tweak it later. Seek help with any of these issues if you need to… but get it going! YOU…. can do this!
Simple Action Step:
I want you to look at what areas do you need to let go of?
What fears are you trying to face on your own?
What bright shiny objects are you currently chasing?
What about that perfectionism? And…
Who could you reach out to that could help you work through these areas?
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