Today we’re talking about something I’m sure you’ve seen in quotes all over Instagram, heard in motivational speeches, heck, maybe it’s even on your coffee mug: Doing the next big thing before you’re ready.
Even though we’ve all heard it before, have you ever stopped to think: what would this look like in my life right now? What have I been holding off on because I’m scared?
We can tend to sabotage ourselves by asking the dreaded question: “What if?”
And if you ask me, there are two types of people in this crazy business world: people who set the “what if” aside and do it anyway and others who let the “what if” eat them up.
In my experience with my own business, every time we’ve experienced growth it was the result of taking one big, uncomfortable leap. Our business is growing a lot right now, but every time we take on another contractor it still feels really uncomfortable. It never gets easier, but I can look back at my track record and see that these big leaps are what let us grow even more.
So, how do you push past the fear and dive in anyway? It’s not by just throwing caution to the wind and jumping in blindly; the best way to move forward with confidence is by strategically making educated decisions on how to get to your next step.
Tune into the episode to hear how I grew my agency one scary step at a time and how I had to grow accustomed to the idea of failure. Part of trying is failing, but I don’t let my brain get stuck there; they’re lessons that guide me on what to do differently next time.
The Ed Mylett Show
The Power of One More by Ed Mylett