Damit! I hate it when my mentors are right! I know this may seem strange, but when they give advice that I don’t like, which I know will be good for me; my inner three year old comes out pouting. Let me tell you what I mean.
I’ve been dreading using Facebook LIVE. It’s the newest, hottest app right now, and all the business coaches are universally preaching how useful this tool is in building your business. But, I am resisting since making videos is out of my comfort zone, but LIVE videos definitely have me running the other way.
Then I realized that this was one of the main reasons why I started my business. I stepped out my comfort zone to build a solid customer base which is made up of cold leads, and turned a $10 investment into almost $10,000 in sales. In my mind, I know that stepping out and doing things that are uncomfortable is part of what leads to greatness, but that is easier said that done. So in the words of the great entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson “Screw it, let’s do it!”, and in the spirit of practicing what I preach, here are the three steps you and I can use to take this bold step:
- Focus on the why: Why did you decide to go into business? If your goal is to build a strong business with a thriving client base, then all your actions, each day should be towards that ultimate goal. Remember your ‘why’ each and every day keeps you focused, grounded and gives you that tunnel vision to success. Your ‘why’ should also be bigger than your fear if you wish to see positive results in life and in business
- Know that growing means taking risks: As toddlers grow, they take risks such as learning to walk unassisted one step at a time. The same applies in business. If you want to grow, staying safe and stagnant is definitely not the way to do it. This will only get you left behind. As the saying goes, there is no reward without the risks.
- Stop listening to the naysayers. You know those people. The ones who love to shoot down every innovative idea that you come up with. Stepping out of your comfort zone does not need permission from anyone. It simply needs you to grab the bull by the horns and run with it! This doesn’t mean that the results will be always be 100% successful, but at least you would have given it a try
So, dear readers, with this said, look out for my very first Facebook LIVE introduction video! Truth be told, I am very excited about it and I hope that it encourages you too to step out of your own comfort zone.
As always, feel free to share if you got any value from this. And feel free to connect with me below if you have any questions. You can find me live video here https://www.facebook.com/rockinghomebusiness/
Wishing you lots of success,