I often relate this process to riding a roller coaster for the first time. You are waiting in line, anxious, nervous and curious all at the same time. It is finally your turn, and you hop in the seat, buckle up and at this point you are fully committed. You have no option but to go for it.
There is that moment when you are still climbing of both trust and release. At the top of the hill, there is a 2 second pause of complete silence where you almost lose your breath completely. At this point, you must trust you will be brought back home safely. You scream and laugh through the rest of the ride and the coaster starts to slow down and eventually stop. You unbuckle yourself, and walk off the ride with a sense of satisfaction and exhilaration.
That wasn’t as scary as you thought it would be.
Reaching a turning point in your business is a process. It is never just one thing, but a series of cyclical events when you realize everything shifts and changes. I discovered the following 5 steps that made a difference as I pushed forward in my business.
1. Stop Blaming Something or Someone Else
I became incredibly self-aware of my surroundings and decided not to place blame on other people, lack of experience, the system or the platform I was using. If this sounds familiar, commit to take charge of your life and destiny. Nobody else can control your actions or results except you.
2. Look At Previous Breakthroughs
As I looked back at previous turning points in my business, I realized they were always the result of attending live events. After every single one, there was a big spurt of energy and production in my business. Commit to attending as many live events as your budget will allow.
3. Set A Deadline
I set a specific deadline for myself. If I was not making money in my business by December 22nd, then it’s not the business platform or system, but me. I will look in the mirror and decide not to move forward because you must make money to have a business. I needed a cold, hard deadline to prove this was not going to be a hobby, but a business.
4. Eliminate Backup Excuses
It is easy to have a back up plan in the back of your mind. Just in case your business doesn’t make it. I had to become fully committed to making my business work and eliminate the ‘what if’ plan from my thinking.
5. Sign Up For Mentorship
I realized that not only did I need a mentor, but that I needed to TRUST their process.
Become incredibly receptive to the concept that you are in good hands. Put blinders on and focus on the actions they are guiding you to do. it is about the action and not the expectation.
There are times you may find yourself reverting back to blame and excuses, but keep going back to step 1 and commit all over again. Remember it is action without expectation.
The only person that will build your business and change where you are headed is you! Get rid of plan B and move forward to experience your breakthrough.