Stop Blocking Your Success

One of the things I see all too often with business owners is that they struggle to achieve success.  So today I thought I’d share a few thoughts on how you can break through this struggle and finally achieve success.

First you have to take the time to learn. There’s so much going on in the world that it’s hard to keep up with it all.  I talk with too many clients who have no clue what they’re getting into.  This is because people don’t take the time to do their research and figure out what they need to know and what isn’t relevant.  Yes, you can hire out for just about everything, but hiring out means someone has to make sure that those who are hired are doing their work which means you have to have at least minimal knowledge of what you’ve delegated.  It’s not hard to learn most things can be learned with a few clicks or a quick phone call, so there’s no reason why you’re not taking the time to learn.

Second, you have to figure out where you’re really getting stuck.  Once you’ve got the basic knowledge you’re able to figure out what you don’t know and need to know.  Sometimes it’s a basic Google search that brings the answer, sometimes you have to chat with a coach or consultant to get help in understanding what you don’t understand and what is holding you back.

Third, make a plan for getting unstuck.  This involves 2 things: knowing the necessary steps to take and taking the steps.  Goal setting can be annoying and hard to keep up with.  Know how you work and how well you deal with stress so that you’ll be able to structure the goal process in such a way that you can achieve it.  Talk with a coach or consultant if you can’t figure out the necessary steps for accomplishing your goals, or how to structure them to be best for you.

Finally, expect the struggle.  There will always be some feelings of fear, stress, procrastination and frustration as you work through life and especially your business.  If you expect the struggle you will be better equipped to deal with it when it happens.

What things are you struggling with and what is blocking your success?

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