As a coach I have heard it all, trust me. From:
- I have no time
- The kids were awake
- I got sick
- My laptop stopped working
- I have no support
- I just don’t know what to do
- I feel overwhelmed
- The dog ate my assignment
I have heard them all and while I know sometimes we have legitimate reasons why things cannot get done, many times, if we are totally honest with ourselves we know that we are making excuses.
Why do we make excuses?
Most times it is out of fear! We do not know what will happen if we actually do the work. We are afraid that if we put in the work and we do not get the outcome we want then we will be disappointed. Fear cripples you into not just making excuses but not doing anything at all. But my question is- What is the worst that could happen if you do nothing? You end in the exact same spot and nothing gets done and your business dream just withers away
Other times it is out of laziness! Yes laziness. People are lazy. Sometimes you are extremely lazy. Some days you feel like doing nothing at all, but if you feel like that every day then Houston we have a problem! Running a business is not for the faint of heart and neither is it for someone who chooses to be lazy because yes it is a choice.
What do excuses do to our business?
Excuses keep you back. They hold you back from success and it kills your motivation, drive and momentum. An excuse is any barrier you put up physically, mentally or emotionally that keeps you from completing what you set out to do.
What is the truth?
The truth is that you have more control than you think or more than you allow yourself to have. As humans, it is easy for us to complain and make excuses because that is where we are most comfortable. How do you combat your excuses?
- You set a plan or a goal and you stick to it, even when you are feeling lazy, down, demotivated or whatever you want to call it this week. The point is that you give yourself no excuses.
- You get an accountability partner who will take no excuses what so ever
- You hire a coach ( Yes I am available!) who will help you develop the tools to keep you focused
- You develop daily practices like affirmations and journalling which get you in the best mindset everyday
- You commit to get things done no matter what!
Parents know the drill all too well with their kids. They have a million excuses why they should not go to bed on time; or do homework; or clean their rooms and as a strong parent you let them know that the rules are the rules and they have to do it no matter what. No excuses!!! So why don’t the same rules apply to you and your business?
Excuses are the things that hold us back. It is our comfort zone and in coach I always tell my clients get uncomfortable until you are comfortable…and then get uncomfortable again! Business is about growth and learning and going beyond where you thought possible for your business. That definitely will not happen if you keep coming up with excuses for why you are not
- posting on your page
- doing videos
- making phone calls
- attending networking events
- selling everyday
- investing in new
- writing your blog
So, tell me what excuse you are NOT going to make today and how we can work together to keep your momentum as you grow your business with NO excuses.
Let’s schedule a FREE discovery call to get started talking.