How do you prevent post-event feardom? That post-event rush of adrenaline – excitement mixed with a little bit of fear.
You’re home from an event, fired up and bursting with loads of new information. All of this information can lead to a moment of feeling overwhelmed and sometimes paralyzed by what to do first; you don’t know where to start or how to best use your time.
I get it. I’ve been there and I know how you feel!
First things first. Take the time to let it all soak in! Ask yourself what do I want? What is my why for this next step in my business? Be honest and open with yourself about new short-term (and long-term) goals you have discovered. It is wise to have a conversation with yourself about how your goals may have changed. Take some time to sit down and journal how you are feeling. Really dig deep into your feelings and then ask yourself if you are chasing a shiny object or if what you want is going to bring you closer to the ultimate goals you have set for your life. If you need help with goal setting I recommend the book, “The 12 Week Year” by Brian Moran & Michael Lennington
If the sky is the limit, what could you accomplish?
Journal your thoughts, feelings, and dreams. Come face to face with your goals… then share them either with your spouse, friend, and or success partner.
Here are action steps to take once you’ve worked through your thoughts.
- Write down your goals! Remember that journal? Putting pen to paper and writing out what’s going on in your head allows you to bring life to your goals. You can work through fears, hesitations, and brainstorm ideas!
- Make it public! When you make your goals public, everyone becomes a part of it. Share what the achievement will do, and take others on that journey with you.
- Take action! You cannot make a goal without taking action. Education yourself on what it what your goal is (the black & white of it), as well as what it will take to get there. This will allow you time to ask questions if there is something you don’t quite understand. You will also want to reverse engineer these goals – break them down into pieces t0 do daily. That overwhelming feeling of achieving a big goal can seem more manageable when split into smaller tasks!
- Make a list! This “to-do” list can help with these daily goals. Work from a list daily, helping you control the controllable!
- Write down everything you need to do that day, including business building tasks.
- Highlight 3-5 things that you must do – things that by doing, you will more quickly reach your goal.
- Decide what tasks are going to be the best use of your time.
- Realize what on the list can wait.
- Share your experience! Don’t wait – jump on the chance to share with others the impact the event made on your life! Go Live on Facebook, share an album of photos on Facebook or series of pictures of Instagram, and make a blog post! Later, follow up by posting about how your why has changed and what that means. Work off of the momentum you’re feeling!
- Invite! Explain what the event was and why you attended. Share what it was, who went, and why this event tok place. Give your takeaways and include a clear call to action to join you in learning more!
New can often mean scary.
Keep in mind, though, that what doesn’t challenge you won’t grow you! Being uncomfortable is essential to growth. No leader starts when they “feel” ready. They just start.
There are no guarantees in life, but courage to take a leap of faith due to your passion, perseverance, and belief will get you far. There are no excuses not to achieve your goals. You are the only person who determines your destiny. Take ownership. Validate your fears and create clarity to move forward.
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