I hate my website.
It’s sooo basic. It doesn’t say hire me, like right now. It doesn’t look expensive.
I want my website to look expensive – damn it.
I want my website to wow people.
I hate my Facebook page.I need to make my cover photo more glamorous.
I need to get more likes. Likes in the thousands.
I need to reach more people – get the community hopping.
I should probably spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on Facebook Ads.
I hate the fact that I don’t make videos.
I need to create videos cuz you know video is where it’s at. Don’t you know that?
Never mind the fact that I hate being on camera.
If I am not doing video, I am not doing things right.
People won’t connect with me because they can’t see me. These words don’t matter apparently.
Oooh, I should probably get that email capture software everybody is raving out. Or install that SEO plug-in that is a must-have for ALL small business owners. Or start a weekly newsletter – highly professional looking, of course.
These are only some of the joyful thoughts that randomly pop into my head throughout the day.
These get worse as I go through my email subscriptions, read blogs or a few Facebook groups I am a member of.
It is enough to do anybody’s head in.
Especially if you are new.
And I am not.
I have been in business for a few years now. Long enough to know what works for others might not work for me.
People are good at things I suck at. Or have no interest in. Or get bored to tears with.
What’s so hard to understand about that?
And I still feel like I need to be doing so much more in my business to ‘take it to the next level’.
Why do I keep getting sucked in to fulfill other people’s agendas?
Why don’t I just stick with a few people I have an insane amount of respect for? People like Naomi Dunford, Sonia Simone, Marie Forleo and Amy Porterfield.
Yes, they have also their own agendas.
But this is what I am totally fine with. Count me in.
I gel with their philosophy – I am a believer.
Let me ask you – do you not feel the pressure to do one million things to get your business off the ground?
To make your website prettier? Your opt-in awesom-er?
To get in front of more people, to get more clients and customers?
What is it doing to you?
Is it not leading to feelings of inadequacy – you feel such an incompetent fool? Feeling of frustration – how can you possibly do all of this? Are you not second guessing yourself all the time?
You don’t have to.
Take a deep breath.
Take a step back.
You have to eliminate the distractions that are messing with your head. I know it’s easier said than done but you’ve got to try.
Unfollow all those people whose advice doesn’t resonate with you (including myself).
Keep telling yourself you can only do so much – you are human, you have a life.
Take a step back.
Choose only that lets you play to your strengths.
Outsource the rest or let it go.
Are you feeling the pressure to do something in your business that you really don’t want? What business advice do you get all the time that you wished you stop getting? Share in the comments – I’d love to know.
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