Have you ever been in a presentation and someone pitches you that thing that you just can’t.live.without?
“With this _______ (fill in the blank) your business will finally break through to the next level.”
So, who’s given in? #ShowOfHands
Heck, I think most of us are guilty of this at one time or another. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some really great products/services out there that can help your biz grow like crazy.
Here’s where the problem lies: too many entrepreneurs get hooked on every single pitch + start dishing out cash as quick as they can. #HookLineAndSinker
When you start buying everything, you have time for nothing.
It’s not all smoke and mirrors, though. They know these things work- they want them to work- they need them to work- but they don’t put the work into it.
Just think of it this way; if you want to build a house, you can go buy all the proper tools at Home Depot. But if you never learn how to use them or put them to use, you’ll be left with nothing besides a big bill + a bunch of tools. (Well, and possibly a happy hubby.)
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a business or a house, the first thing you need is a solid foundation. #Biz101
Even without a foundation, I see entrepreneurs grabbing up all the latest deals when it comes to…
Currently Tena and I are working with a coach and when we met her, she said something that everyone should know about hiring one: “I’m not here to give you all the answers, I’m here to shed light on the pieces of your business that need to be looked at.” Here’s what a lot of people don’t understand about coaches: the real magic doesn’t happen on your weekly call, it’s what you do with the time in-between your sessions. No action = no results. So take a look and ask yourself »» Are you doing the work in-between? Are you using them as an accountability partner? Heck, are you even coachable?
Ah- yes, online courses. It’s all the craze I hear with entrepreneurs. At tena.cious we have a large document filled with usernames and passwords to course after course. But guess what? Most of the time they don’t get used. It’s not that they aren’t filled with amazing info- we know they are- we just didn’t push ourselves to follow along with every.single.one. #OurBad
Believe me there are more, many more, areas where I see biz owners grabbing up when they shouldn’t be. But let’s not beat ourselves up over the things we’ve bought on a whim and not used. #DontLookBack
Let’s plan ahead and take a look at the tools we have and how far they can get us right now.