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Yes, it is easier said than done but how important is it to us to succeed in our businesses?
How important is it to us to make contact with right kind of people?
How important is it to build a customer base or find perfect partners?
To most, these things are very important but they will not be possible unless we are willing to do things that are most uncomfortable to each of us.
For me personally, 2 major struggles were writing a newsletter and making phone contacts. With newsletter, I had never written one and just didn't know where to start. After spending several days reviewing other online newsletters to get a feel for formats that could be used, I made myself sit down and write one. I told myself I couldn't do anything else until it was done.
Because I did this mind talk and mentally prepared myself for task, it was done in about 2 hours. I did, later, do some fine tuning but point it I sat down and got it done.
With phone calls, I told myself I had to make at least 5 calls before I could move on to other business issues. Right from start, I found after first 5, I wanted to make more. I still struggle from time to time pushing my comfort zone to make first call but after that it gets easier.
What can you do today that would stretch you and be good for your business?
Sit down, make that call, write that newsletter, write down your goals, network your business or whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable (or may even scare you). Push yourself and do it now! Not only will it help you build your business but think how good you will feel afterwards to be able to say, "I did it and it wasn't so bad after all!"
Make a commitment to yourself to either once a day or once a week (depending on your schedule) to do at least one "uncomfortable" act to build your business and put you closer to succeeding.
STRETCH THAT COMFORT ZONE!!
Teri Mitchell is a stay-at-home mom with her own online business. She is committed to helping others succeed personally and in business. Visit her website at http://www.discountbenefits4u.com or email her: "mailto:email@example.com". To subscribe to her bi-monthly newsletter: "mailto:WMONews@quicktell.net"