Vulnerability is a feeling that, as an entrepreneur, we face daily, if not hourly or minute-by-minute.
When you’re feeling vulnerable, it’s because you’re pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you’re not feeling vulnerable right now in your business, I’m wondering if there is an opportunity for you to shake things up and take a risk in some way, shape, or form.
We’re coming up to the end of the year. This is #hustle time.
What is something that you need to do that’s going to push you out of your comfort zone and be different from what it is that you usually do?
And more importantly, how can we help you be okay with feeling vulnerable?
Some people don’t like the discomfort that vulnerability brings in their life. I, for one, have been eating in order to avoid those feelings of vulnerability and be okay with putting myself out there, embracing myself for what might happen as Productive goes out on the marketplace.
If you haven’t heard, Productive is my new business tool that is available for sale—ShelaghCummins.com/Productive—but that’s not the point of this video.
I digress. Back to vulnerability.
- How do you cope with vulnerability and what is an action that you need to take that you’re avoiding because of the comfort that’s stopping you from taking that action?
- What can you do about it?
- How can we make that move safer for you so that you feel less vulnerable?
One of the things that has been stressing me out about Productive is if somebody gets it and doesn’t know how to use it, what if they then just put it on their shelf and think, “Oh, Shelagh, your book didn’t work”.
Well, I know that Productive has a flow that has to happen to get it up and running and working. If people don’t take the time to work through the flow, then it’s not really going to get the results for them.
So what I’ve done to make it safer for me, so that I feel less vulnerable and I still get the book out, is I’ve created a training for people and I’ve created an inner circle for anybody who buys Productive, where I can be a part of that conversation and help get them up and running.
So that is a small example of how I have personally taken a feeling of huge vulnerability and made it safe for me so that I still make my move and get the book out there.
The challenge this week is… what do you need to do to make your next best move safer so that you’re okay with the vulnerability that comes with it?
Let me know. Share your ideas.
And if you need help, just reach out! I’m here. I’d love to help you. I’ll see you next week.