Why is it so hard to get started? Partly fear, partly having too many ideas and needing to narrow it down and find that “niche” to get into. The hardest step is the first one, the one that leads you to possible rejection and failure. Should you let that get you down? NO! Move ahead and learn from any rejections and failures. If you want to succeed, you have to make the effort in the first place. Not making any effort is the real failure. Start by connecting with people who know what they are doing, and learn all you can from them. You don’t have to repeat mistakes others have made to learn from them. You can learn from what they share that THEY have learned.
- What I have learned from getting ready to launch is: Put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to jump in and pitch yourself and your work wherever you can.
- Don’t be afraid of rejection, learn from it. Same thing with failure; take the lessons you learn and apply them.
- Network, network, network. Find groups that are related to what you are wanting to do, learn from them, and share your knowledge. It’s a give and take scenario, and the more everyone contributes, the more everyone benefits.
- Don’t let perfectionism deter you. This is a big one for me, I tend not to want to do something at all if it’s not perfect. I am working to overcome this barrier and let myself be more vulnerable than I am comfortable with.
- Ask for help. There is always someone willing to share knowledge and there are lots of classes/webinars/groups that you can benefit from. Some are free; some are paid. As I gather some of these together, I will add them to a resource page..
Now to take that scary first step and hit the PUBLISH button..