This week is about Possibility leading to Profitability.
Have you ever said to yourself that you wanted to be, do, or have something and then immediately or shortly thereafter, decided you couldn’t be, do, or have that thing and talked yourself out of it?
So what happens there? You’re inspired by the idea of something you could do, but then you made the decision that it wasn’t possible for you.
When that happens, ask yourself: is that an emotional or a logical response? It’s emotional, right?
Logically, if there is something you want to be, do, or have, why couldn’t you do it?
Logically, if it has been done before I’m pretty sure it’s possible for you!
These emotional responses that sometimes talk you out of taking any action at all towards something you are excited about, eliminates the Possibility that you can ever achieve what you want to achieve.
Catch these negative “can’t-do-it” thoughts that pop up, and these emotional responses, and ask yourself:
The answer is probably “no”. This is how you recognize that you are living in an emotional response.
From there, move past that emotional response and identify what’s the very first thing you could do to just get started. That creates Possibility – you need to start.
That leads us to Probability – taking action towards that which you want. Now you have the Probability. If you keep moving you might make some progress, you might pull together resources, you just might make it happen. It could take some time, it could take some focus, it could take persistence, but if you have Probability on your side, you could make it happen.
Remember also to catch yourself on emotional negativity that might pop up when you hit a little roadblock or stuck point, where you think you can’t do it – you can! It’s just your self-sabotage kicking up.
Ask yourself that question again: is there any logical reason, if I continue along this path, that I can’t be successful? The answer will be no – trust me on this one!
Next up, Profitability – this is where you win! The Profitability isn’t just about money – it could be a relationship, love, time, experience, and it could also be money, but it means that you’ve won. It means that you beat the odds on yourself and you’ve achieved something that you wanted to achieve.
What happens to your confidence levels about achieving something else in the future? It goes up.
This creates new Possibilities for you. And again, as you grow, as your identity develops as a business owner and you begin to achieve new things, you’ll have new ideas of what is possible for you, new negative responses that you need to get through, new ways of getting started and being consistent, and able to move through Probability to Profitability.
Now your next question might be: how do I get started if I don’t have confidence? Click here to watch The Confidence Paradox and how to get started when you have no confidence at all in what you want to achieve.
I’ve got a little exercise around this to help you get some clarity. If you are interested, shoot me a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a little exercise I have developed for some of my clients helping them get started!