Be Uncomfortable – The Best Way To Build Your Interior Design Business
Change is uncomfortable for many people, and it is also the reason they never achieve great things. The only way you break through barriers and accomplish more than most people is to do things that others are unwilling to do, or are afraid to do.
Why are you afraid of trying something new? Are you concerned that you won’t do it perfectly, that you will be ridiculed or embarrassed, that you won’t like it, that it won’t be easy, that you won’t be good at it? If you don’t have these concerns, then it means you aren’t pushing yourself enough.
What can you do to push through your fears or concerns? Remember that the benefit of doing something you’ve never done could open the doors to something few people will ever experience. The excitement of achieving something you’ve never done before can far outweigh the feelings of trepidation.
What you really have to do is ignore your feelings and do it anyway. Write down “the big goal” and then figure out how to accomplish it. What is the first step you must take? Is it research? Schedule it on your calendar. Is it a phone call? Find out who to contact, write bullet points of what you want to discuss and schedule the phone call on your calendar.
When you commit to the steps, you’re more likely to follow through and accomplish great things.
I hear interior designers complain that they have no business, but in discussing it with them, they aren’t taking the necessary steps to grow their businesses. Your checkbook balance is the result of how many relationships you have built. If it is scraping bottom, you don’t know enough people, the right people or you don’t know how to get them to refer you. Or, when you do get that referral, you may not know how to close that person’s business. Which one is it for you?
If you’re struggling with the “sales” part of your business, be sure to join Maria Bayer for her complimentary call tomorrow, June 5th at 6 pm Eastern…http://www.designsuccessu.com/maria_bayer_preview_call/