Well! It turns out they were right. And by They, I mean all of the experts that constantly told me that as soon as you make the decision to become an entrepreneur, no matter what your bar for success is, you immediately have to decide what’s your favorite flavor of shit sandwich? The journey you’re about to embark on, though it can be hella fun and have the potential to be freeing at times, it can and will be a royal pain in the ass a lot of the time.
That being said, you still have to jump. The road ahead is not void of situations that are designed to test your grit. It’s designed to test your physical, mental, and emotional toughness, and in most cases, its sole purpose is to make you want to quit even before you’ve given yourself a chance to win. The good news is that it’s all temporary. And all of these things are teaching you lessons for choices you’ll have to make as you build the business of your dreams.
I’ve never been a fan of giving advice on topics that I know nothing about or have not tried out for myself. That’s not how this thing works for me. So no matter if you’re just getting started as a business owner, or perhaps you’ve been at it for a while and need to get unstuck, try writing down all of the things you know you’re not good at. All the things you’ve been avoiding mastering because someplace in the back of your mind you know you might really suck at it. Get all of those things on paper, then position yourself to get better at it.
For example, it may turn out that you don’t want to be a social media guru spending hours making content to promote your brand or maybe becoming master at shooting and editing video of yourself for the world to place judgment on is not your jam either. Do them anyway. Most likely you’ll find that you’re really good at one or two things. What you learn from doing it yourself, at least in the beginning is a better knowledge of how all of these things work, and what it takes to get shit done!
All this is setting you up for the win. So when the day comes that you can afford to pay someone to take those tasks off your plate. It won’t be for a lack of not knowing and you will be able to give them clear instructions for what you want.
Find those things you think you suck at and just get better at them!