Wednesday January 27, 2021
Impatient with your results? Or lack thereof…?
As entrepreneurs, we want results... yesterday!
But you and I both know that growing a business doesn't happen overnight. We know that big dreams require big preparation.
One of the things that creates the most uncertainty as business owners is that we don't have a path laid out for us.
For example, if someone wanted to become a doctor, then they could figure out how many years it would take to complete their degrees and residencies before they become a doctor.
Therefore they know, in X years they will be a doctor.
But entrepreneurship isn't like that.
We set out on a dream, but we don't know what's going to happen.
There's no pathway that says... ‘if you do ABCDE you will be there in F years’.
It’s uncertain and so often, the time it really takes, brings a lot of entrepreneurs down because they underestimate the preparation time.
Most entrepreneurs start out basing their timelines on other people’s experiences.
I made $X in Y time so you can too!
Unfortunately, that is a terrible indicator of what your journey will be because you’re a completely different person with different experiences, resources, time, network and so on.
If you don't have the results you're looking for yet, it's because you're not prepared yet.
- It's not because you won't be prepared.
- It's not because it's not coming.
It's because there is more required of you
then you have yet acquired.
And there's nothing wrong with that.
Don’t expect to be in year 5 results when you’re in year 2.
In fact, you don't want results to come to you before you're ready. Think of it like having a baby. Mom's don't want their babies to come earlier than the 9 months because the baby needs that time to become well... a baby!!
A fully grown healthy little baby ready for the world.
Any sooner and there are more potential risks and complications.
Often times, because we've never built a business like the one we are building, we aren't aware of what we need to get somewhere. And that's why there's no prescribed time.
It might take longer than we think, it might be shorter than we think or we could be spot on with what we think!
But I kind of feel like the uncertainty is half the fun, right?
-- > I mean if you knew exactly how things were going to unfold, how boring would that be? It'd be boring!!!
So, to you my fellow impatient entrepreneur, the next time you get down on yourself or impatient with the process just remember these two things:
It’s more fun not knowing…
If you don’t have what you want yet, it’s only because you’re still preparing.
It’s 100% on the way!
Trust in the process and that everything will align when you're ready. Because it will.
And in the mean time, if you need help building your coaching business, then be sure to join our FREE monthly Q&A on Zoom for coaches. We meet every third Tuesday of the month and you can ask whatever question matters most to you!
I believe in you!!
Keep moving forward, focus on your progress and you'll be having so much fun where you are, you won't care about the timeline anymore!