Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the
“need” to a close. “If I can just make another $50 grand, then I can invest…” or “If we can just get 3 more clients, then I’ll hire the support I need…” As they say, tomorrow never comes.
Holding off on beginning to take the steps you need to stay fresh, supported and out of overwhelm is not a good idea. Because in reality, most of us needed the help long before we actually got it. The next time you find yourself saying, “I can’t do this until…” Ask yourself the following questions:
- If money were no object what would I do next? Write it out as if you had all the resources you needed. The answers will tell you exactly what your true priority needs to be. Do what ever you need to do to get moving on that priority, not something else simply because its cheaper to do. Once you know what you want to do, ask yourself this…
- I wonder who would be willing to support me in this? Then surrender it for a day or so. If you believe that what you need could show up in any kind of package, interesting coincidences are likely to occur.
Remember, you don’t need to know how it will show up. Your job is to remain focused on what you’re creating. We don’t get a vision before we’re prepared to begin working on it. It could come through a friend of a friend. Before you make a pitch, ask this….
- What is the best summary I can prepare about what I need and why its important? Then write that down. You’ll want to be concise and coherent when its time to share your ideas with others. Finally, ask this…
- What am I willing to share in exchange? Whether it’s a fabulous environment, a paycheck, a chance to be part of something bigger, my services in exchange, whatever, just be clear on how you could support someone else. It may be conventional, or it could not. Remember there are a thousand ways you could help someone else.
By: Karyn Pettigrew
"Award winning small business expert and CEO of BeyondBlindSpots.com. Karyn Pettigrew shows entrepreneurs how to stand out in the market so they struggle less, earn more and enjoy life."