I’ve now completed 4 months of working on my new business for just 2 hours per week and here are the updates:
Here are the key lessons for this month:
“Tell me about your goals.”
“Well… I want a business beyond my wildest dreams… doesn’t everyone?!”
In her voice, a slight tinge of desperation… an unspoken “I refuse be happy until I get there.”
When I started my business, I was also uber-focused on external success. Becoming a millionaire, having a guru online presence, etc.
And then I burned out. I came to see that prioritizing the externals tends to decay the internals… bringing stress, forever grasping, lack of deep fulfillment, etc.
Today, I wish to be average in external metrics, yet lead from the inner qualities.
In a sea of business coaches and marketing experts who all clamor for seven-figure incomes and million-follower fame, I now focus on 3 different things…
How do I make great content? By making more content.
How do I improve my skills? By working with more clients.
How do I find ideal referral partners? By reaching out to more referral partners.
This principle of Quality through Quantity has made a difference in many areas of my professional and personal growth.
When we are willing to take action without judgment of ourselves -- knowing that true learning comes through action -- we build the muscles and perspective that leads to real growth.
It takes quantity of action to reach quality of results.
How do I balance Quantity and Quality?
Is it possible to be emotionally relaxed and joyful, yet highly productive?
Think of a master in martial arts ... they aren’t fretting, tense, worried, or stressed out. They have a relaxed focus, a calm strength, a powerful composure.
Their face might appear emotionless, yet their body expresses a wide range of motion, able to accomplish a great deal with precision as well as flexibility.
Inside, they are experiencing clarity, confidence, and a deep joy.
I’m not a martial arts master. However, in the past few years, I have developed a sort of calm, joyful productivity within my own sphere of work: content creation, business coaching, and now, book writing.
I see a lot of you (aspiring business owners) doing this:
You’re waiting until you’re “ready” before you take the next leap.
A dear client asked me about the “thin line between readiness and procrastination.”
Based on my experience personally coaching hundreds of business owners, I can almost certainly tell you this:
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for small business owners, especially solopreneurs such as Coaches and Mentors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.
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