Ep. 94: Are you stuck in learning mode?
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So, you want to finally go forward with starting a business. This is something you’re sure about and you’ve got the confidence and determination to work through the problems and find a way to succeed. 

But you’re finding that there’s a lot more to learn than you originally thought. A lot. And it seems that with every step forward, you’re getting the impression that you’re taking two learning steps back. 

You have all these ideas but you’re not sure how to put them into action and piece this puzzle together. 

So you hit YouTube. And Google search. And Udemy. And maybe you pay for a few courses thinking that it’ll help you to launch sooner. 

But weeks and maybe months are going by and guess what? You’re still no further along now then where you were awhile ago. Did you launch? No.

Are you getting clients? No. 

And it’s a double edged sword having all this access to information, isn’t it? We can get addicted to learning, right? 

Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s great to be learning all these things that people tell you to learn. We should all be in learning mode for the rest of our lives. But we need to have a balance here with both learning and actually doing those things that we say we really want to do. 

And it’s never been easier to learn things with all the information that’s on the Internet. You can get it anytime and anywhere. Whatever you want. There’s no limitations anymore. 

Not too long ago, you had to have a desktop computer in order to do most of the things you wanted to do. Now, you can do a lot of things on your phone or tablet as well. 

And getting stuck in learning mode can be a sign of fear as well. We use learning something as an excuse to not actually do something. 

It’s not a bad thing to want to learn about how to launch and grow your business. But in order to do those things, you’ve got to launch. Then, you’ve got to get clients. 

Friends, this episode is going to be more direct with my perspective today. I’m probably going to ruffle some feathers here, but sometimes, people need to hear the truth about something and sugarcoating the issue isn’t going to get anyone to take action and accomplish the harder things. 

Every once in a while, I need someone to give it to me straight and get me to really think about what I’m doing. That’s the kind of coaching I get for my business and that’s what I’m going to do for you as well. 

Because we all want to have profitable businesses, don’t we? We all want to make some serious money, right? Well, having a hobby, an expensive hobby that keeps us busy and keeps us looking like we have a business, but really don’t, all this time and effort, is just for nothing. 

Hey, it’s easy to live in fantasy land and talk about having a business. It’s easy to just sit there watching videos or buying courses giving the impression that you’re actually doing something. 

But at some point, you have to just stop. At some point, you have to take a step back and look at what’s really happening. What have you really accomplished in the past month? 

Put the things you’ve already learned into action. Catch up with your actions to the things you’ve learned before you go searching for more videos on the subject. 

Take a deep breath and just let it out. Now take a step in the right direction. Commit. Commit to something. Launch a website. Start a Podcast. Create a course. Write a book. Start a consulting business. Whatever your dream is…do it. 

But have a plan for success. Because friends, this is what I’ve always been saying. Launch, but with a plan. Step out and start something, but with a plan. Because success has to be part of the plan. It’s not just you that wants to see you succeed, it’s the rest of us as well. 

We all want to see you start and grow your dream. You’ve got a fan club out there that you haven’t met yet. Because when you do succeed, the people will respond. The world will respond. And you can take your plan A and build on it. 

I see people taking their businesses into new areas that they never thought of two years ago. Authors are becoming speakers. Speakers are becoming investors. One on one Coaches are excelling in starting Mastermind groups. 

Friends, you don’t know yet what the future holds, but you have to be in the game to win it. You can’t win by being on the sidelines.  

You have more control of your future that you think. You don’t have to be limited to one path. My path has changed over the years as well. Because part of the plan is to let the plan change and flow. Part of success is to take what you’ve learned and make something better. 

So prove to the world that you’re an expert in something. Prove it to those that don’t believe in you. 

Pick a date. Start with something. Because starting with something is better than nothing, isn’t it? 

Learn but launch. Try, test and measure. Then tweak it. Make it better. 

But you need clients. You need sales. You need some measure of success to build upon. You can’t just keep tweaking something to make you feel busy. You need to confirm that you’ve got something that people want to buy. 

So, are you stuck in learning mode? Be a lifetime learner. I’m all for it. I’m doing it myself. But commit to starting something. 

Get help. It’s ok to get help. It’s better to get help. I get help from time to time from people that know what they’re talking about. I get help from people that have already done what I want to do and learn from their mistakes. 

That’s why I write the E-books. That’s why I have the mini course on how to start a Podcast. So you can take what I’ve learned in a year and compress it down to a couple of weeks. 

So if you’re feeling overwhelmed. If you’re feeling like you don’t know which direction to go in. Or, if you’re just looking to bounce some ideas off of someone else, find that person you can trust. Find someone that knows what they’re talking about. 

Find someone that will encourage you to go for it. There’s plenty of people out there that are willing to help you, including me. 

You’re not alone. We can do this together. I need some of you to succeed, and some of you need me as well. 

So, are you feeling stuck? Let’s talk. Let’s work out a plan for you to move forward. You’ll never know if you don’t try. 

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