The other day I posted this below on my Facebook page because I was super frustrated and saddened to watch one of my clients who gave me nothing but excuses after excuses as to why she couldn’t launch her amazing idea.
My #1 pet peeve is when people have amazing ideas, do a ton of pre-planning forecasting work and then won’t take the next step! It’s a “grrrr” moment with me. If you have a great product or idea go all the way!! Launch it already!
And what’s the saddest part? The saddest part is that this is a very common occurrence. So in today’s post I am going to share with you 4 tips on how to move from overthinking things (just as guilty) to launching!
Tip #1: Set a deadline
How does that old saying going? A goal without a deadline is just a dream. Set a realistic deadline to launch your product.
Yes, there will be set backs. Yes, you will need to get accountability and yes, you will have to over come your stuff but set a deadline. Be realistic but get it done 🙂
Tip #2: Break your launch into phases
Do a “soft launch” of a line. This is assuming that you have a finished product. And if you don’t have a finished product, set a deadline to get a finished product.
Do it in bite size steps, one foot in front of the other so that the task aren’t so overwhelming for yourself. Maybe that’s calling 3 manufacturers or a bottle supplier or hiring a graphic designer to do mock ups, whatever it is make a list right now of your top 3 things you could do to move your project forward.
Tip #3: If you get stuck, get help
Don’t stay stuck because you don’t know something. Find a mentor, call someone who has done what you need help with and get unstuck.
As PTA president last year, I had no idea what I was doing it so what did I do? I cyber stalked, my now friend, Sarah and bought 10 copies of her book A Mom’s Guide to School Fundraising (great book by the way) to buy 10 minutes of her time to ask questions.
And the $50.00 investment turned into a successful 32K fundraiser to buy a new playground for my kid’s school. My point, getting help may seem expensive but it’s cheaper, smarter and less painful route to go.
Don’t be afraid to ask help, tweet questions, read blogs or pay an expert to get unstuck.
In my business I work with coaches that have more experience and success in areas that I am looking to grow into and it’s worth every dollar spent.
Tip #4: Perfect doesn’t exist
Perfect doesn’t exist. I am very guilty of this and I’ll share with you the advice that my mentor gave to me and I quote:
“Lower your standards. High standards create high pressure which paralyzes you and prevents you from taking action.”
That was an ouch observation.
And so was this:
“Stop researching and start pursuing results.”
So today, my creative friends, I want to encourage you to stop researching, get the assistance you need in whatever area that you are stuck and start pursuing results!
Leave a comment, let me hear how you are going to get ready to launch your product:)