When I started my business I had SO many ideas (hello, shiny object syndrome!) + I was constantly scribbling thoughts + “plans” down on every scrap of paper or sticky note I could find.
I LOVE planning! It probably shouldn’t surprise you if you know me or follow me on social media. I love nothing more than sitting down with my paper planners, calendars, coloured pens, post-it notes + Asana open on my laptop and planning out everything!
I have literally spent days – yes, DAYS! – working on business plans. Making sure every step is scheduled out and colour coded. Assigning tasks with deadlines to myself. Adding every deadline to my calendar.
and then nothing…
I USED TO SUCK AT FOLLOWING THROUGH ON MY GOALS + PLANS
And it used to make me feel like a complete failure! I would have all of these incredible plans + then never even get half way to achieving them
Well there were a number of reasons for me not showing up + doing the work!
1. I’d spent so long planning things out I got bored of my ideas or realised they weren’t right for my biz!
2. I was scared! Those plans I had were BIG and the idea of attempting them and failing absolutely petrified me!
3. I had no one to hold me accountable.
And that was the biggie!
If I pushed a deadline back or decided to throw a plan out of the window completely, there was no one there to question it. So deadline got pushed back again and again. Ideas got thrown in the bin because I doubted myself + my abilities.
But then I started working with other business owners. We became accountability partners + supported each other. We pushed. We encouraged. We celebrated. We chatted. We laughed. We cried. But we also Got. Shit. Done.
Does this sound like you?