One of the most common questions I hear from people is, “Jasmine, where do I start in my business?”
- Should I grow my newsletter?
- How do I develop a brand strategy?
- What about my Instagram?
- I need to have a website, right?
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold up, Buttercup. The first thing you should do is BREATHE.
Listen, I know how easy it is to disappear down this rabbit hole when you’ve just started your business. I understand the sense of feeling like you’re in over your head.
>>Being overwhelmed is something that we ALL experience. You are not alone!<<
Wanna know how to avoid overwhelm in your business? *Of course you do, that’s why you’re here.*
1. Go deep, not wide.
In today’s comparative society, there's a temptation to say, “I should do this because so-and-so is doing it.”
>>I challenge you to replace the “I should” with “I can”.<<
“I can do this because I’m good at it.”
Hone in on what comes naturally to you. Double down on it.
Think about what you enjoy doing. Triple down on it.
Yes, I know that the other *stuff* is necessary, and it will come. But rather than looking at all of the things you need to do, choose to focus on the depth of your strengths instead.
2. Start with one thing and slowly add more on.
Pick that one thing that you’re good at and take the time to master it.
>>Once you’ve become confident in your abilities, you can start adding other pieces to your business puzzle, putting it together at your own pace and in your own way.<<
*Slow and steady wins the race, right?*
Don’t get tripped up by the big picture. Instead, zoom in on small tasks and go from there.
Always remember that you are in control, boo boo. Take one thing at a time, one step at a time.
3. Take action.
Marie Forleo spoke pure truth when she said, “Clarity comes from action not from thought.”
Right here, right now, start with what you have and go from there. Don’t stress about it, just do the dang thing!
Take your strengths and act on it. Whatever action that may be — messy, scrappy, or scary.
Every baby step is progress in the right direction. One step at a time leads you to clarity and the thing you ultimately want to accomplish.
>>Action ultimately leads to the next step.<<
When you begin to feel overwhelm creeping into your head, first and foremost, take a deep breath.
Then, tell yourself, “I am good at this one thing.” Mastering that ONE thing will lead to the second thing, and so on.
Over time, you’ve created a message, developed an influence, and built a brand. Which pretty much means that you completed that checklist of *all the things* you needed to accomplish when you started your business.
*Cue the confetti, boo! You did it!!!*