If you find that you are wanting to get started in a business so that you can become an expert but you’re not quite sure where to get some traction, you are in great company.
The first place that a lot of people want to go in all of this is the question: “How do I make money at this when I have responsibilities like family, kids, and bills?”
I think this is the wrong question to ask here.
What happens, as I’ve noticed through conversation with others in this position, is that the person isn’t quite receptive to the answers. This is often the question that get answered internally, but not by somebody on the outside.
Unfortunately, answers from the outside are too easy to dismiss.
I could say to “Get up early” or “Stay up late.”
I could say “Use some time on your weekends”.
But, if none of those are options for you, it digs you further and further into a hole. In turn, you will leave the conversation feeling like you are never going to be able to make things work out so that you can become an expert.
Finding Your Passion
The answer here lies in how emotionally involved you are with the path you’re on.
[shareable cite=”Jason R. Owens”]When given the proper motivation, people find all kinds of ways to make things happen[/shareable]
The question we should be asking is: “How do you find something that will give you the necessary passion you need for your work?”
I use the term “passion” loosely because it is so overly used in today’s society.
I find what really moves the needle for people is beginning to believe that they can do it.
And really, you can. You can become an expert if you put all the right things into it.
When you find out what you have, no matter how small, that can lead you to a great position, you begin to understand that you can do this.
Do you have
- The connections?
- The network?
- The tools?
- The technology?
- Whatever else you need to go out there and do it?
This is the single thing that makes people excited — believing in themselves and the fact that this is all very possible with the resources they have.
Getting Excited to Become an Expert
Here’s an exercise I want you to do that will hopefully be able to get you excited about your possibilities in the expert business.
[shareable cite=”Jason R. Owens”]Ask yourself, ‘What is it that I can do right now?'[/shareable]
Take out a sheet of paper and make a list of all the skills you currently have.
- Can you design a website?
- Can you create a lead magnet?
- Can you put up squeeze page to collect email addresses?
- Can you call someone at your local Rotary club to ask about scheduling you for a 20 minute talk next month’s meeting?
Taking a deep assessment of your skills will help you find plenty of things you can do today — things that will give you some forward momentum and help put yourself mentally in a state where you feel like you’re about to do something really well.
This momentum begins to change everything.
- You will begin to see opportunity.
- You will begin to see chances to do things that you haven’t seen before.
- New connections will start the form in your mind.
- You will start to see new possibilities.
Now, you’re on your way!
[reminder]What are the top 3 things you can do today (you already have the tools, the connections, etc.) to start moving forward in claiming your area of expertise?[/reminder]