Most people are constantly looking to others for the answers to their problems. People flock to the "guru" who stands up and promises to solve your problems. Have you bought a book or program from a "guru" who promised to solve some of your problems? Most of us have at some time in our lives.
If you have, the book or program you purchased probably simply pointed out the steps you must take to solve your problem yourself. You may have even already intuitively known what to do, but just needed to hear the answer from someone else. There was nothing in that book or program besides the inspiration and information you needed to realized you had the answer in you all along.
You can spend years buying books and programs and soaking up information from other "experts", but the truth is, everything you need is already in you. I'm not saying that books and seminars are not helpful, infact they are often very helpful.... But they should be viewed as sources of inspiration and information to help bring out the best in yourself. NOT as an external answer to your problem.
At some point, you need to start the creation process along with your learning process. The quicker you start to create by providing information, products and services to others, the quicker you can start to realize your potential. Until you convince yourself that you can be helpful to others, there is no way you can start to bring in money doing what you love.
If you want to be a ___________, you better start __________ing. I suggest you start out providing your services for free (or products at production costs). It will create a win-win situation for both yourself and your clients. You'll get first hand proof that you have something valuable to offer others. As a bonus, you'll get valuable feedback on how you can better serve your clients. Your first clients will get your service for free, which will help to create a pool of fans to support your business.
As your confidence and abilities grow, you can start to charge for your services. This way you can always feel like you have provided more than a fair value of exchange with your clients.
Everything you need is already in you, so why not start giving it to others? You'll learn much more from the process of doing than you will in any book or seminar. How could you start giving the thing you love to give tomorrow? If nothing comes to mind, share what inspires you below and I'll give you my best suggestions.
1/3/2014 12:00:33 am
Thanks for taking your time to read and respond to my post Etienne!
I love this! I think that books and seminars aid you and help you realize what you have to do, but I can read until I'm blue in the face and if I am not taking action, then nothing would ever happen.
1/3/2014 01:02:08 am
Thanks for commenting Shay!
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My name is Eric Young. I started this blog to share my ideas around helping people create success online businesses.