How to Overcome Entrepreneurial ADD
October 23, 2014
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the ability to have an endless amount of great ideas.
On one hand it’s great. We have no shortage of ideas that we can monetize.
But on the other hand it can get confusing to know what to work on when and how to execute the steps to monetization.
We often take on too much at once.
We multi task, start something new before we finish the last project.
We stretch ourselves too thin.
We follow ideas down rabbit holes and before we know it we get lost in what we’re doing and having nothing to show for it.
Then we wonder where the money is and why it’s not coming in.
And when we see it not coming we panic, freak out and cocoon or even worse, make hasty decisions that don’t help us in the long run.
And we feel the lack of finances in every which way.
We can’t buy what we want. We worry about paying the bills. We worry that we’ll lose our homes.
It goes on and on.
But there’s really a much easier way.
It’s the opposite of ADD in that it’s about making choices.
It’s about making hard decisions, giving up ideas, or putting them on hold until you finish, secure or monetize the most viable one first.
I currently have a client who is working on four business ideas at once and freaking out about the money.
Because of her entrepreneurial ADD she’s not gotten the one most profitable project optimized yet.
But together we’re working on it.
We’re working on the big vision, trusting it, determining the steps and clearing the path to get there.
It’s also about finding time and space to focus.
And limiting the amount of distractions you have.
Take for example my vision.
I’ve decided to host a 3 day live event in 2015. It will be the longest and biggest one I’ve ever held.
I’ve decided that this is going to be my biggest project in 2015.
So in order to do it I must limit distractions, find help to make it happen, promote it and ultimately have the most wonderful and profitable event I can possibly have.
Because this event is for women who have a message and need to know how to share it with the world, in order for me to help them, I need to take my vision and follow it all the way through so that they can.
Now I know it will be hard. I know it will take time. I know it’s going to cost money along the way.
But I know how to monetize it and trust that the people who want to learn from me will come and in the interim I’ve already created other revenue streams that will support me as I build my dream.
Right now you may be struggling with entrepreneurial ADD and have taken on too much, are unfocused and feeling overwhelmed.
If that’s what’s happening to you, I invite you to start by focusing on the one most profitable idea you have and once it’s in motion and earning money then move on to the next.
I’d love to hear from you. Do you ever get Entrepreneurial ADD? If so, how does it show up for you? Let me know in the comments below.
I’m Jeannie Spiro, business coach and strategist for woman coaches and service-providers. Want to make more money in your business? Here’s how I can help.
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