As an entrepreneur, I’m constantly looking for ways to put me and my business out there. It wasn’t always like this though. For so long, I tried to stay behind-the-scenes and low profile. I was afraid of visibility, like so many of us are. I got by, but by the time I made my pivot to exclusive e-learning in 2020, I knew that old strategy wasn’t going to last.
Fast forward to mid-2021, and I have a solid plan of action for my business. I have clarity around what I do, who I help, why I do it and how. I have daily and weekly tasks and objectives to ensure that I stay consistent with my strategy. And I am actively challenging myself with mindset work through a variety of resources and leaders.
I know better than anyone that entrepreneurship is more often than not a long game. You’ve got to stick with it. And not only that, you have to flow with it. As someone who’s been in business for over 8 years now, my company has evolved from something similar to a marketing agency to the brand name that it is today. The mission, message and methods have changed as well.
Here’s the thing – even though I’m aware of the long game, even though I’m doing the work, even though I’m showing up, I get impatient. And because of my impatience, I question everything – the messaging, the strategy, the offer. I haven’t quite grasped the notion of going with the flow and trusting the process. It’s hard to do so when I’m so used to and comfortable taking the steering wheel myself.
While trusting the process is part of my dilemma, I also know that change begins with me. And so, I’ve had to ask myself: Am I too comfortable with what I have in front of me? Is that why I am not upleveling? Is what I have right now serving me so well that I don’t feel the urge to expand myself even more?
This urge doesn’t necessarily translate to doing more; but perhaps not thinking big enough. Am I thinking big enough? Am I doing big things? Or am I comfortable with what I’m doing and with where I am so much so that I’m subconsciously self-sabotaging and feeling that “upper limit” hit the ceiling?
The answer is something I still need to discover, but I have decided to do my L.I.F.E. Method over again to find out. The interesting thing about the method is that once your life starts to look like what you’ve mapped out, it’s time to expand and think bigger. Personally, I believe that I have subconsciously set an upper limit that I need to challenge, and luckily the method will set me up for the next uplevel.
So, ask yourself: What circumstances in your life are serving you so well that you’re comfortable with them? Is there a need to uplevel? And if so, how do you stretch yourself a little more to get there?
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