“It’s just not possible,” she thought.
She stared at the blank screen with a tired red eyes. Exhausted from the day’s work, she knew she had a lot more work ahead of her. She was up against a strict deadline, one she had set for herself, but nevertheless it was staring her in the face.
Her body was tired, her soul was feeling stifled and yet, she felt like there was no other choice.
She had no idea where to start, and every cell in her body urged her to take a break and go to bed, but yet she told herself she needed to continue working.
She had to get it done.
This was how you create your online business. This is what you need to do to build your empire.
Or is it?
How many of you push yourself to “do it all”?
How many of you have stared at that blank screen, knowing that you need to write that Facebook post, that sales page or sales funnel, but just felt so overwhelmed and short on time?
How many of you see all the things involved in online business; creating content, posting in groups, building funnels, writing sales pages, connecting, posting, connecting more, rinse and repeat and keep on pushin’; and think you need to do all the things. You need to cover all the bases.
And how many of you have a to-do so long, you want to scream and hide from it? Or maybe have a good cry.
Here’s the thing.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It shouldn’t be exhausting. It should be fun and enjoyable AF.
How to Not Do it All
Of course, you still need to promote your business. You still need to create programs, launch products, write the sales copy in order to stay afloat.
But you can do those things without sacrificing your time or your sanity. Here’s how:
Let it go. Yup. Just like Elsa said. Let that shit go. Truth is, you don’t have to do every. single. thing the gurus and coaches say you need to do. You don’t even have to try every tactic that is supposedly working for everyone else. Just cause it’s working for Betty doesn’t mean it’s going to work for Veronica. And most importantly. if the method or strategy doesn’t light you the hell up, DON’T DO IT!
I know I don’t do well on video. I get nervous and stumble like a jackass. So I don’t do it. I don’t care how effective they are or how many “go live daily” challenges I see. Thanks but no thanks. I stick to what I do best, and what I enjoy doing. So I encourage you to do the same. Make it a practice to check in with yourself and make sure the strategies you’re trying are because you truly want to do them, and not because you feel like you have to or because they worked for someone else.
Hire help. Handing some of your tasks off to a Virtual Assistant will free up time and brain space. Not sure what to hand off? Start with the things you really don’t want to do or just aren’t super skilled at. This will free up your time to handle the things you ARE good at.
So the next time you’re faced with a deadline and feel yourself dreading writing that email sequence and sales funnel, hire someone to do it for you. It will get done (and if you choose the right person, it will get done well!), you’ll launch on time and sleep like a daddy cause you’re no longer stressed. (Yes, I said daddy. Anyone with kids knows babies don’t sleep well. Who made up that nonsense phrase? But my husband? He slept through all the feedings, crying and diaper changes).
I think we’ve all been there, where we feel so pressured to do certain things in our business, or accomplish everything everyone else is and do everything they’re doing. But the reality is, you’re not those other entrepreneurs. Your business doesn’t have to look the same. It SHOULDN’T look the same. And you don’t have to do everything. Either cut it out of your business and strategy, or hand it off to someone who can help you. Your business and your energy will thank you.