Today I made an uncomfortable decision.
One that I haven’t ever had to do before or make on my own.
I wasn’t ready for it.
The decision was to take that NEXT STEP in business and propel the business forward in growth and services.
To do this, I had to invest. I had to put my money where my mouth is and upgrade some of my systems and invite others along the journey with me.
I found this extremely challenging because:
- I haven’t had to do this ever!
- I’ve normally just done things myself
BUT something inside me said that if I want to take my business to the next level, I must level up and take that risk.
I have a vision for this business, and I feel that now is the right time to push forward – the challenging thing is that my business is ready but I’m not.
It doesn’t matter how long you have been in business; I believe that the old imposter syndrome and self-doubt comes along intermittently and can catch you off-guard.
Today for me, it was about putting some hard-earned money back into the business and upgrading my website and letting go of my DIY marketing plan/strategy. Paying professionals to do the hard work for me, rather than doing it myself.
It’s a lot of money for me. Over $6K!!!
But, as a wise business man and friend of mine has told me “if you’ve made it before you can make it again” and that’s what I intend to do.
I know that my business model is sound and one that works. I have built it on my vision and I am excited to see this vision come to life over the next month or so.
It’s scary as hell! BUT I know that when you are uncomfortable, and out of that comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens!
Successful business people didn’t become successful by playing it safe, and I won’t either.
I want to be the business leader that knows how to push forward in their business and isn’t comfortable with a six-figure business but wants to reach to seven.
The funny thing is, my friend asked me today “What would you tell me to do?” when I asked them if I was crazy by spending the hard-earned money, and my instant response was “do it”.
It’s interesting how we can give someone else all the encouragement and the reasons FOR something but when it comes to our own “stuff” we play it safe or regress and say, “No I can’t do that”.
So, today I am eating my own words and doing it!
It feels uncomfortable. I am as nervous as anything. I am fighting feelings of failure and inadequacy…but I know it’s the right thing to do.
If you are facing a challenging decision in your business at the moment, I encourage you to get some safe and trustworthy people behind you to help you sort through it.
That feeling you have in your gut is inbuilt and there for a reason. Trust it.