I'm a thinker by nature, and I could sit around and talk about ideas all day. But it doesn't really help anyone if I just talk about a good idea. I have to go do it.
I'm getting used to stepping outside of my comfort zone. It's becoming a habit now. If I'm presented with an opportunity that scares me, I want to do it in order to conquer that fear. I'm not a big risk taker by nature. And I'm not really a doer. But what I have going for me is the fact that I like to do things that aren't normal.
My husband keeps telling me to write a business plan. I just can't do it because the bigness of "THE PLAN" is overwhelming. I feel like I can't accomplish "THE PLAN", because I am just me. He always responds - "Do you see that woman who did what you want to do? She is just a person, too."
Last week, I sat down with my dad, who is a business guru, to talk about my business plan. I didn't present "THE PLAN" but just "a plan". I was scared that he would say that what I'm doing doesn't make any sense, but he ended up telling me that I should just keep doing what I'm doing. My first feeling was relief. But the next day, I felt like - "Oh, so what I'm doing is normal. I can go one step further than that." And ironically, it freed me to dream bigger.
So, I've downloaded some books to help me walk through my next wall of fear -
Antifragile by Nassim Taleb to learn how to be comfortable with and strengthened by randomness
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber to learn how to build systems into my life and to help me form "THE PLAN"
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer to learn how to ask the right people for help
And now I'm off to try to do something that's not normal...