I’ve had a bit of a realisation running The Hundred Dollar Club. It’s very simply, that whilst there are some people who need advice, training, and to learn new skills, there are far more who have it all in them, know what to do and how to do it, but are just stuck.
They’re blocked. Something stops them from moving on with where they know they should be going. They could be at the very beginning of their journey, or they could be quite a way through it, but the symptoms are the same. They will:
- Plan at a high level
- Set some goals
- Consume inspirational content
They might even get started. But then something will hold them back. It’s the same thing for most people. It will disguise itself in many ways:
- Not having enough time
- Realising that you liked a different option better
- Needing to do more research
- Asking advice from someone
- Waiting for the time to be right
- Making sure the end result will be perfect
These however are just symptoms. The real problem goes by a few different names:
It’s all the same thing in my eyes. It’s being afraid. It’s being unsure. It’s not wanting to step outside the norm. It’s wondering what people might think. It’s not wanting to be criticised.
It’s wondering if you’re good enough. It’s making excuses.
This is true for everyone. Everyone.
And the big thing I’ve seen from running The Hundred Dollar Club, is that this can’t be cured by reading some inspirational content or watching a TED video. (Even one that good)
It can only be cured by consistently doing whatever it is you want to do and putting real things out into the big wide world. There is no quick fix for this, and I’m not sure it can ever be totally beaten.
Just kept in check by getting shit done.