Today, one of my very favorite people, Linda wrote a pretty funny blog about me. You can find it here: A True Friend Will Always…Steal Your Idea???!!! It is about me taking an idea of hers that came up this week and implementing it immediately. While I didn’t “steal” her idea, I did take the idea, adapt it to what I was doing, and made it my own. Then I took another idea that she has been talking about for a year now, and I started developing a program.
As we were talking yesterday, she realized, which is great because then I didn’t have to point it out to her but was prepared to, that she has great ideas, and she needs to implement them. She told me, that she has to journal about her ideas first and get emotionally involved in them before she can take action. This is the way she does things. This reminded me of a blog I wrote a couple of years ago, called: Take Action Revise Later. I have included it below. I would love to know what is “your way of doing things?”
Take Action, Revise Later
I just saw these four words, Take Action, Revise Later in a blog I was reading, and it got me thinking about something that happened this week.
I am the president of a local BNI group. Our BNI group has decided to dump BNI, and start our own group. What’s the big deal? We have been holding meetings, recruiting new members and passing business to each other for the past 7 years.
As we held our last BNI meeting this week, group members started asking questions about who was going to lead the group, how the group was going to continue, how will we recruit new members, what training will we provide our new members, how will the group run, etc. These issues, while real to them, were of no concern to me. I am a “jump-in-the-water-and-hope-I-can-swim” entrepreneur. Which means I, Take Action, Revise Later.
I know all of these people through BNI, a very structured organization with rules that we followed. I was taken aback a little by their concerns. I just assumed all of these business people were like me. It never occurred to me that other business owners didn’t TAKE ACTION REVISE LATER. This was actually a very interesting lesson for me.
Part of what I love about being self-employed is that there are no rules to follow. I make them up as I go. After that meeting I was thinking about my coaching business, and how so many people stay, “STUCK” where they are, because they have to have all of the answers before they can get started. Maybe they are just waiting to get started until all of the puzzle pieces are in place and they don’t have to Revise their plan. That thinking is not only unrealistic, but unproductive. You don’t have to know how your are going to accomplish your goal, because once you TAKE ACTION, you will find that people who are suppose to help you accomplish your goal will start showing up in your life, and supplying you with what you need to get you “there”. It is an amazing adventure. See you in the pool.