Do you want to turn your passions into an advice-based online business, but something stops you?
Are you waiting for the perfect opportunity, or just a boost of courage that will get you going?
If you’re waiting for anything at all, you will be waiting a long, long time.
When you go after what you love, you will be scared. The more meaningful the work is for you, the more afraid you will be.
You don’t want to mess up, but you’re already messing it up by not starting.
Several years before I started Wake Up Cloud, I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t have guts to go after it.
Nothing really changed during the years that passed, except that I got sick and tired of waiting, and I decided to take action despite all my fears, excuses, and worries.
And that is what you will have to do if you want to create a business that frees you from the chains of 9-to-5.
Are You Afraid to Share Your Real Story?
I’ve received several emails where readers ask me how they can stand out with their website or blog.
The answer is simple: share your story. And by sharing I mean sharing everything that is relevant to your audience.
I constantly share my story of how I’ve built online businesses, how I’m improving what’s already working, how I’m getting over fears, worries, and anxieties. These stories are relevant to you.
They help you move forward, but also relate to me as a human being.
I don’t write about what I ate for breakfast, because it isn’t helpful.
Sharing your failures, mistakes, and fears is scary, but it is what people want to hear. They want both sides of the coin. You aren’t perfect, and they know that.
Give them honesty. Share what’s really going on.
I’m not perfect, and I share that with you. I make mistakes, and I struggle. I don’t always know where I should go, but I do my best, I take action, and I get results.
You may find websites online that cover the same topic you want to write about, but it doesn’t matter, because you have your own story to share.
If you’ve read my free report, you know that just sharing your story isn’t enough if you want to build a real business, but it is a start.
As long as you are honest, people will gravitate to you.
If you try to hide, so will your visitors.
Are You Afraid of Taking Action?
Your isn’t happening because you aren’t taking action.
You have to move in some direction, any direction. You don’t necessarily have to know where you are going, you just have to start.
There have been plenty of times where I’ve been confused about what to do with my online businesses, but I’ve done something, and I’ve moved forward.
I look at what I can do right now. I don’t try to create impossible projects. I look at what I enjoy, what I can do, and what is available to me.
And yes, I’m still afraid.
I don’t have all the answers, but I am willing to experiment. Creating an online business is still a fairly new venture in the world. There is no set formulas for success. But there are solid guidelines you can follow.
Take one small step at a time. Avoid the trap of overwhelming yourself with huge projects. There is nothing remarkable about moving forward, yet there is.
The simplest action you can take is often the most powerful.
Are You Looking for a Shortcut?
Let’s face it, you and I, we both want a quick-fix. It feels easier and more comfortable.
There’s a reason why sales pages that promise quick profits are so successful. They target your inner desire to get something for nothing.
But the truth is that there is no magic bullet. The only guarantee you have is you. When you stop looking for the “perfect system,” you reclaim responsibility.
It’s not the tools that make you successful; it’s the person using them.
Stop blaming your progress on something outside of you. If you do that, you give your power away. The power is and has always been within you, and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can take action with confidence.
You can blog, podcast, create videos, or even freelance. Whatever your passion is, go after it with a vengeance.
Haven’t you had enough of waiting?
Do you feel the impatience building up inside of you?
Your passion hides in plain sight, but you aren’t willing to face it, because you don’ think you have anything to contribute, but you do, and that is your biggest fear.
It is not the fear of failure, but the fear of success that most bothers us.
What if you succeed beyond your wildest imaginations? What then?
Stop putting up with your own excuses, and take action today.
One More Thing … You’re Easily Distracted
Have you been jumping from program to program?
I know I did when I started out. I jumped on one course, excited, and ready to go. When my motivation waned, I looked for something else, and the cycle continued until I realized what was going on.
Does this sound familiar?
I now use my awareness to assess whether or not I need the course, and if I have time for it.
When I have a goal, I know where I am going. I may be confused about how to get there, but I know when I see something that I don’t need.
More often than not, you don’t need to buy another course.
I know that’s funny coming from me, someone who sells courses and training, but I’m being honest. A good course can make all the difference in the world, but not if you’re buying it for the wrong reasons.
Decide what you want, go after it, and avoid distractions.
The Bottom Line
Your passion isn’t happening because you’re standing in your own way.
It’s right there in front of you, but you refuse to grab it.
You can find and follow your passion if you want to. Everyone has different life circumstances, and we all have to deal with them in our own way.
There are no excuses, only actions.
Where are your actions taking you?
The power lies in your hands.
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