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HEREWash One Dish and Put it Away
Do you remember the funny movies where the
lead character has a decision to make and there
is an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the
As an entrepreneur, you likely have the “doubt”
fairy on one shoulder and the “fear” fairy on the
other. You likely get stranded because fear paralyzes
your next move.
Good news – there are ways to trick yourself
into doing what will gain you success and help you
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome is pro-
crastination. We put things off because in the back
of our mind we think we will fail. So we put off the
inevitable by doing nothing.
Does what I am saying feel close to home? Yes? I
thought so. You are not alone, even though you feel
that way at times; we all struggle with these feelings
as business owners.
Not many people are willing to be their own boss
and take charge of their life by running their own
business. Whether you work from your home, rent
a booth, or own your own salon, you are an entre-
preneur and a business owner. And you are likely
avoiding doing what you most need to do because
you have an overwhelming fear of failing. We all do
this. But if we don’t do what we need to do for our
success, no one else will, and we will never get what
we want. Success is gained by moving in a direction,
and taking small steps every day toward a goal.
We seem to distract ourselves, and stay rooted
where we currently are and then feel terrible we
haven’t gained the success we want.
If you are doing the same thing over and over
without getting the results you want and you have
a goal in mind but don’t know where to start – then
here’s the answer: start small, but start.
Whatever you do, get to it, even if it is one tiny
step today. Tiny steps in the right direction every
day add up and soon, before you know it, you will
have reached your goal.
It is sort of like cleaning out a storage unit. This is
not something we ever want to do; we would rather
just pay another month’s rent rather than tackle
what seems like an overwhelming task. However, if
we bite off a little at a time, before you know it, the
work is all done, the unit is cleared out, and we can
quit paying that monthly fee and use that money
for greater things.
With all that said you’re probably wondering how
you can make the change to drive yourself forward
and diminish your fear of failing. Where and how
to start depends on your particular goal, but three
simple steps help to push us in the right direction.
• Step 1 -- write down what it is you need to