Have you ever decided it was time to ‘get in better shape’? What steps did you take to do it?
- Did you buy the latest diet book and read it through?
- Did you purchase a gym membership?
- Perhaps you ordered that expensive workout DVD promising a hot bod in 6 weeks?
- Maybe you put that picture of how you want to look on the refrigerator?
Here’s a question: Did doing any of those things actually get you into shape?
NO! Of course not. The only way you are actually going to get in better shape is by DOING. You not only have to read that diet book, you have to follow the plan. You can’t just order that workout DVD, you have to use it consistently. Purchasing the guide or the training is the first step…but taking action is the only way you will ever see results.
Far too often I see women starting their businesses doing much the same thing. They read the ‘Become a Virtual Assistant‘ eBook. They take courses and start listening to every free Webinar they can. But the one step many people seem to procrastinate on is IMPLEMENTING what they have learned. Don’t get me wrong, reading, studying and learning about Virtual Assistance is a fantastic and important start…but you won’t see the results in your business until you take what you’ve learned and put it all into practice. There is a huge difference between KNOWING a lot and DOING a lot…especially when it comes to business.
It might be a good idea to take a cold, hard look at your own business. Are you procrastinating by taking yet another course? Is your business going nowhere because you’ve spent 6 weeks deciding on a logo? (guilty!) The only way to build your business is to keep taking action, keep moving forward and consistently implementing what you learn. You are a Brainy Gal – so go for it! How are you going to take action in your business today?
*note Lisa is an affiliate for the ‘Become a Virtual Assistant’ ebook mentioned in this article.