You hear people say all of the time that the first step is always the easiest.Â Too bad that we often get that first step wrong.Â In life and business, the first step to success is a better understanding of you and the role that you play in that process.
I talked recently about having the ability to gain more clarity when you know yourself on a deeper level. Â The reason this is so important is that when you are building a platform for a book or a platform for a business, there is a progression of steps that need to be considered and followed and they should be followed in a particular order.
Here are some issues that self discovery will help you overcome when taking that first step in business:
Sometimes when we get caught up in analyzing a situation, it also keeps us from moving forward. Self discovery will tell you that you have that tendency and can create the conversation in your mind on what to do to keep that from happening.
Speed of implementation may also be an issue for you.Â If this is the case, then knowing yourself will allow you to overcome this so that it is not a limitation on building your platform. Â I donâ€™t know how many times I hear someone say how much better or smarter they are than a particular thought leader (insert your own here).Â Maybe you are, but guess what?Â They have a product/service and you donâ€™t.Â Itâ€™s because they got it done.
Preparation is where most business and thought leaders fail or succeed.Â How do you know if a book idea, marketing strategy, or business is a good idea for you?Â By understanding yourself enough before getting into these ventures so that you can discern between good ideas and bad ones.Â What are your values?Â What do you bring to the table?Â Are you an analyzer? A motivator?Â A creator?Â Know it up front and then be it.
Take a look at the steps needed to implement your business or platform and then ask yourself one question:Â What do I know about me? If you canâ€™t answer that question, stop right there and make sure you can answer it.Â You will save yourself some time and money.
What do you know about you?
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