I see a lot of people making this mistake -- buying into expensive business/marketing training / big group coaching programs.
In these programs, they're with a large group of hundreds of other students, with high hopes that the energy of the program will somehow propel them toward success...
As someone who has sold such programs myself, and have partnered with dozens of others to sell these, I can tell you this:
Next time you want to check Facebook, take a pause.
Facebook has been carefully designed to get you coming back again and again, instinctively, all throughout the day, looking for new notifications, messages, and interesting posts.
It has been designed for addiction.
(This applies to any social media that you frequently check.)
What helps you overcome procrastination on an important project?
Here's a technique that works for me:
Set a timer for 5 minutes, and make any progress on the project. I remind myself:
I can do anything for 5 minutes.
It doesn't have to be brilliant. Just any progress is helpful for now.
Here's the key:
How well do these tools work for you -- your alarm clock, your to-do list, and your calendar?
If you had a good relationship with these most basic productivity tools, they can make a significant difference in helping you live a purposeful, contributory life.
Your own network, even your friends, often forget what it is you do.
Or if they remember, it's too rarely, and not when they're talking to someone who would be an ideal client of yours, which is when you want them to be thinking about you!
So if you aren't keeping in touch with your network, how will they remember to refer you new clients?
Out of the hundreds of entrepreneurs and service providers I have personally coached, I can count on one hand (i.e. very few!) the number of people who, before they started working with me, were consistently and personally keeping in touch with their network about what they do.
Personal outreach is a much higher quality of contact than just seeing your posts on social media, and it's what can get you clients asap. Briefly, here is the fastest way to gain new clients:
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for Counselors, Coaches, Speakers, and Authors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.