“What’s the smallest, tiniest thing that I can master and what’s the scariest thing I can do in front of the smallest number of people that can teach me how to dance with the fear?” Once we get good at that, we just realize that it’s not fatal. And that idea is what’s so key — because then you can do it a little bit more.”
Our fear usually tells us what we need to do most. But many of us have gotten highly-skilled at avoiding and/or numbing that fear. But the only way you achieve success is by facing a fear and breaking through to the next level. Otherwise you stay exactly where you are for the rest of your life. Scared and numb, or scared and dissatisfied. Just ask yourself:
Question 1: When is the last time you stared down a fear and broke through to another level in your life?
Question 2: What are you afraid of doing that you KNOW you must do to achieve online success?
Today, take Seth Godin’s advice and take the smallest, tiniest step you can in the direction of your fear. Get started on something that scares you a little. And you may ask yourself, with all the possibilities available to me today, how to approach that? Well, my answer will be “Start with the basics, the fundamentals”. No matter what you want to do, no matter where you stand now, your best shoot to succeed is to begin as a beginner…take the time for that and don’t jump straight into it, let me tell you why.
Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame coach of the Green Bay Packers, once started training camp with the line, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” He then proceeded to lay down a foundation of fundamentals, building his player’s skills from the bottom up. He did not assume they knew even the most “basic” of football skills. And these were professional, championship-caliber athletes. Why did he spend so much time teaching world-class athletes the most basic, foundational skills? Because he knew that “details” were less important that foundations, because he knew that if the foundation is not there, the details will crumble, and because he also knew that a mistake on a “detail” would probably not cause his team to lose a game, but a mistake on a fundamental, definitely would. So he built the foundation in fundamentals, skill by skill, player by player. Then he added the details. And his teams won 5 championships in 7 years.
What does this have to do with your online success?
Well, a lot of would-be entrepreneurs underestimate the importance of fundamentals, and in my opinion that is exactly where and when fear takes advantage!
They buy into the notion, promoted by the flavor-of-the-month guru, that some trick or trend or technique or “detail” will be the secret formula that leads them to the “championship, and it never works, and they get anxious. Why? Because the foundation is not there. The fundamentals are not in place. When your “team” can’t block and tackle, it doesn’t matter how many trick plays you know. You’ll get run over. What are the fundamentals of a successful online business?
- Highly qualified, PAID traffic
- A high-priced, high-profit offer
- A highly-converting “funnel”.
If you don’t have those fundamentals in place, you’ll Forget Everything And Run (FEAR). But if you are willing to start building your foundation step by step, I’m going to bet that what Seth says is true: You’ll find out it’s not fatal. You’ll find out the first step was not that hard, then you’ll find out the next step isn’t that hard, you’ll Face Everything And Rise (positive definition of the same FEAR…). You’ll never get there if you let your fears win. So if you feel ready to generate passive income streams, join a proven system that will teach you step by step, all the fundamentals you need to build a solid foundation. Take a small step to victory today! CLICK HERE