For decades, I wanted to send birthday and anniversary cards to my extended family. And every year, I didn’t do it. For some reason, I just couldn’t get my act together. I was stuck.
Until this year when I made a remarkable discovery that I would categorize under “Blinding Flash of the Obvious.”
Focusing on actually sending cards kept me stuck, because there was actually a critical step I needed to take BEFORE sending the cards. The step I was missing? Putting together a list of names, birthdays and addresses. (forehead smack!)
You see, I was stuck for decades because I didn’t realize my success hinged on a critical, simple missing step.
Can you relate? Here are some examples I see in business
You want: More clients
Missing step: Marketing Action Plan
You want: More income
Missing step: Making paid offers to prospects
You want: Prospects to remember you
Missing step: Follow up systems
If you’ve been stuck for a while, identify your missing step ASAP. And if you puzzle over it for a while without success, get in touch with your coach or accountability partner for that invaluable outside perspective.
Then share your missing step here!
Emily Wilke says
This is awesome. Your constant help and reminders about processes and action steps are what is helping my business to the next level. I am starting to see real changes and an upward pattern of growth. Thank you for your awesome content Mary!
You’re welcome, Emily! And take a sec to pat yourself on the back too – your focus and commitment are inspiring!