One of the worst things possible is to follow the rule: “Be like everyone. Follow the crowd.”
These are the words that greeted me this morning as I sat down with Tolstoy’s Calendar of Wisdom.
I see this all the time in the entrepreneurial world—this influencer is doing this, so I MUST do it too.
So often we get sucked into the story of you HAVE TO do X or you won’t make any money. If you don’t do X, then you will never be successful. Their fear-glomming gets to us.
We are, after all, only human and we want to make money. We want to be successful. Yes, we all want to make money, and there is no shame in that.
Let me say that again. There is NO SHAME in wanting to make money. There is NO SHAME in wanting to be successful.
There is no shame in trying new things.
Follow the influencers, just be sure you are true to your self first.
When getting ready to try a new “thing/action,” I encourage you to stop and ask yourself a few key questions first:
Does this “thing/action” align with my passion?
Does this “thing/action” serve my business?
Does this “thing/action” align with my business goals?
Does my inner wisdom approve of this “thing/action”?
Does it feel GOOD to your body?
Only when you get more yes’s than no’s do you proceed.
Let’s make 2020 the year we take back our personal agency and make choices for our business that align with who we are and where we want to go.
I promise you I have seen more success follow when choices are made from inner-wisdom than from blindly following the crowd.