Success Road

Fear is a realistic things that everyone faces. As an entrepreneur, those fears can sometimes be multiplied.

There are numerous things that can bring fear in relation to your side biz:

    • Finances
    • Marketing
    • Selling
    • Rejection
    • Competition
    • Resources
    • Time
    • Support

Whatever it is that can cause you fear, it can hinder the work that you do. It could slow your growth, lower the quality of your work, add stress to yourself and/or family, or a number of different issues.

You can learn to overcome these fears, whether you realize that that fear is not as bad it seems, you take steps to counteract the fear, or you simple get the courage to move forward despite the fear.

    1. Understand the fear
    2. Worst case scenario
    3. Best case scenario
    4. Assess the risk
    5. Commit to an action
Direct download: sr309.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 1:00am CST

Do you need help creating a timeline for your side biz and keeping to a schedule? This episode should help you with some tips to simplify the process for you.

  • Begin with the end in mind
    • If you don’t know where your heading, it’ll be difficult (or impossible) to get there
  • Breakdown into logical stepping stones
    • Start from the end and work your way backwards
  • Put realistic timeframes for each step – plus add a buffer
    • The time you set will vary depending on your personal situation and schedule
  • Narrow down to the very next action
    • The only way you can really move forward is if you identify what the next thing is that you can actually do
    • Use the principle of The ONE Thing to help with this to not only choose the logical step, but also the best and most effective step
  • Schedule time to work on the next action
    • This is called “time-blocking” – treat it like you would treat any other appointment

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Direct download: sr308.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 10:14am CST

There are many obstacles that can hinder your ability to work on and grow your side biz, and I talk about two of those in this episode. These two are your full-time job and family events. Both of these have affected me in the past, so I thought I’d share this with you.

 

Note: I recorded this episode while I still had a full-time job outside my business. Now I am working on my business full-time, so I'll likely share an additional episode later about the obstacles to working full-time from home.

Direct download: sr307.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 1:00am CST

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