This body isn’t built for action…

Tony Shepherd

…but as long as I don’t tell it, I should be OK

I was body boarding in Scotland a week or so ago (yes I’ve got an old pair of specs on because I’m blind as a bat without them)

The picture I’m not showing you is from a different angle complete with beer belly and bald spot.

But you have to have a go right?

Last week I was Kayaking.

I’m 6’4” and weigh more than I should so as soon as I sat in my Kayak it sank disturbingly and I spent a chilly hour with my balls in six inches of water.

But it was good fun.

You’ve got to have a go right?

My point is that everything doesn’t have to be perfect.

I’m too fat for a wetsuit, too heavy for a Kayak and not fit enough to do either for more than a couple of hours at a stretch.

But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have a go.

Same with my online business.

The first client who hired me years ago knew almost as much as I did about setting up an email list and beginning an email marketing campaign. It worried me and I felt like a fraud.

But that extra 20% that I knew meant we could work together and build him an affiliate marketing business that made him $10,000 over a two month period.

I had a go, and when I came out the other end I’d achieved something for myself and my client and it boosted my confidence no end.

Now I can pick and choose clients and my coaching offers sell out in a few days. I know what I’m doing and the results I get for my clients speak for themselves.

But if you don’t have a go – if you don’t get stuck in and find a way to overcome having your (metaphorical) balls in freezing water for a couple of hours, you won’t progress.

When you open your new coaching offer, begin your email marketing business or publish your first ebook you WILL feel uncomfortable. I don’t like being out of my comfort zone despite the advice given by every damn self-help book I’ve ever read.

But sometimes you realise it just has to be done

My advice would be to enjoy the new experience and realise you’re better than you think you are.

And afterwards it won’t just be your wetsuit that’s stretched beyond it’s normal limits, it’ll be your mind, your experience and your confidence…

…and ultimately your income…


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