Cutting out the noise.
When you start your business you have lots of people coming along offering advice and ways in which they have done things. At the time, this is quite welcomed information. But you will get to a point where you can not physically listen to everyone. I’m the type of person that loves to learn, I’m like a sponge! I read everything I can get my hands on, watch tons of webinars, listen to lots of podcasts and welcome advice from all types of people.
There is only so much information you can take on board until you begin to feel overwhelmed. Which is what happened to me. It is important to continue to grow and learn, but there are certain noises you need to cut out and begin to trust that your decisions are right for your objective.
My objective is to work for myself, as and when I would like so that I can also be a full-time mom to my children & support my husband in his business. So, there is no need for me to be rushing around the country rolling out workshops, which is what I nearly did as a result of listening to the noise and comparing myself to others, another big mistake, what others are doing is none of my business!
Sometimes the noise will come from those closest to you, such as friends, family or significant others. This is because they want the best for you. I was told only a few weeks ago by my Dad I should forget my business and go all into my husband's property business!
I love what I do, why would I do that?
All my Dad sees is money and material, my husband's business earns more money than mine does, so my Dad see’s my business as a failure.
Which is not the case, I said earlier, my objective is to work as and when I like whilst being a full-time mom to my children, which is what my business allows me to do therefore in my eyes it’s a success!
Those that give you really great advice will be those that know what you are thinking and how you work, they are the people you should listen to and surround yourself with, the rest don’t matter.