My Aha Moment

I’ve been working with Katy Widrick for the last few months. Now that I’m done school and have my personal training certification, I want to create some income online. I have all kinds of ideas, but it’s overwhelming because I’m unsure how to execute them. I don’t know which idea to start with or how to actually start. I’d start down one road, get frustrated that I wasn’t sure how to continue with it, and then start something else.

With Katy’s help I’ve been able to focus on one thing at a time. I know the steps that I have to take to reach my goal. Having someone to bounce ideas off of and be accountable to has been so good for me. It makes such a difference and keeps me on track.

During January’s call at the beginning of the month we were talking about how much I had left to do on the project that I was currently working on. We discussed the next steps once I have it complete, such as setting up some plugins and how to actually get my product to people. She then mentioned that this is just the beginning. While this will be the first product that I’ll be selling, she said that once I have it done, it’s not that much harder or different to sell other things. She then started listing off some ideas for me to consider for the future.

As soon as she started talking about the other possibilities, I was shocked. I was working so hard and focused so much on my current project, I had never really thought about the future or how I could use what I’m learning right now to scale my business and grow it in the future.

Working on Laptop

Part of it is that I wasn’t sure if I’d be successful. While I’ve been blogging for years, selling something online is completely new to me. Because of that, I wasn’t sure if I would be successful. It’s scary not knowing whether something that I’ve put my hard work and passion into will be successful or not. Katy had faith in me and what I could build for myself. Here I was focusing on the little things, too scared to look down the road and see what it could become, but with Katy’s help I could see what she saw for me too.

The crazy thing is that I didn’t even realize that I was limiting myself. My focus was on smaller things, but Katy was able to show me the big picture that I was too scared and unsure of to look at. I didn’t even realize that I was limiting what I could do or how successful I could become. I just assumed that I wouldn’t be successful enough to do what she was saying that I could. Ironically, Katy believed in more more than I did myself.

It’s a good reminder for me to not put limits on myself or what I can do. It’s all too easy for me to get caught up in my doubts and be uncertain about what I can achieve. Instead I need to allow myself to succeed even more than I think I’ll be able to. Putting limits on myself doesn’t help move me forward at all.

My Aha Moment