I’m a former graphic designer turned creative director who creates beautiful web pages for entrepreneurs and I’ve been resisting the big things that are coming my way.
There. I said it.
I have the chops to do it, I just wasn’t putting in the work. I told y’all in early May that a new website design was in the works behind-the-scenes. I made the decision that day to hire it out.
After getting my pretty mock ups from the designer, I couldn’t make up my mind on what specific changes I wanted to make, so I sat on it. A few weeks went by and I was irritated that I waited that long to do anything.
I had to decide that I was stronger than my resistance and so I could take the time to sketch round two of my home page design.
We’ve all faced resistance. It can cause us to feel really uncomfortable. The good kind of uncomfortable. The kind where you feel sick to your stomach because you know good stuff is like just right around the corner waiting for you.
For me, a new site design equals growth and that shizz is scary. It could be totally something different for you. No matter what it is, if you’re afraid of the next big step in your business, here are 7 steps to take to help you get started and ready for big things. We can do it together! (See what I did there!)
1. Take the time to actually resist.
If your mind isn’t in it to win it, then do something else to occupy your time that inspires you or helps you let loose. I had dinner with a girlfriend last night for the first time in forever and it. was. nice.
2. Look at your resistance in the mirror.
Really. The first step to solving a problem is admitting that there is one, right? Try looking in the mirror and saying out loud what you’re afraid of and then after that, tell yourself what facing your fear could mean for your life or business.
3. Talk to someone about it.
Find a business bestie who knows your talent better than you do. Talk to them about your fears. Listen as they lift you up. (If they don’t lift you up, it might be time for a new biz bestie.)
4. Write down the 3 worst things that could happen if you lose your success.
The ever so smart and lovely Marie Forleo wrote a great post that gives you an insightful biz exercise you can do. Click here to watch her MarieTV episode.
5. Practice being creative.
As Melanie Duncan says, “Being creative is essential to entrepreneurs because YOUR BUSINESS IS AN ART.” Being creative can help you get inspired and there really isn’t a right or wrong way to do it. Check out Melanie’s 10 tips for becoming more creative if you need a jumpstart.
6. Face the resistance and let it go.
You’ve already looked in the mirror and done it before, it’s time to say the good things like you mean business.
7. Get your buns ready for what comes next.
Do the work that comes next for your growth. Whether it’s designing a new website or creating a new selling system, you have to put in the work if you want big things to happen.
Resistance is naughty, and I’m gonna take these 7 steps to kick it in the bootay. (Own it. Tweet it.)
Now that you’re in it to win it, tell me in the comments what you have been resisting and which actions you can take to overcome your resistance.