It's always the first step that is the hardest to take. Of course, it feels scary because you haven't tried it yet!
And it's even harder when you don't know where to start or which ones to focus on first. 😨
But the truth is, no matter how long you wait, you may never feel ready. The best thing you can do is to just start.
Taking action is the only way to move forward and make progress. You won’t know where you’re going until you take the first step. 😊
Now let's use this situation as an example.
You want to explore Instagram and start to build and grow your therapy/coaching business using this platform.
❌ you feel overwhelmed because you don't know where to start and which ones to focus on first
❌ you think to yourself, "Why now? When there are tons of therapists/coaches who are already on Instagram!"
❌ instead of taking those first few steps towards your goal, you'd rather not risk it because your fear of failure is doing a piggyback ride.
Sounds familiar? Or maybe, it's all too familiar because this is YOU right now.
That's totally normal! 🙌
Let me help you shift to these fresh perspectives instead:
✅ Start with what you can and go from there.
Work at your own pace and focus on your own timeline instead of putting pressure on yourself trying to catch up to someone's Day 1,000.
Setting reasonable and realistic goals will be a huge help so you don't overwhelm yourself.
✅ Your clients have their reasons why they chose you, and consistently choose you to be their therapist/coach instead of looking elsewhere.
YOU are more needed than ever even if you think there are already too many mental health professionals in the online space.
There's enough space for you and there will be a space that's dedicated ONLY for you.
✅ For you to create a sustainable and successful therapy/coaching business, you have to do things you've never done before and think of things you've never even thought of yet.
This is truly easier said than done but you get to decide.
Do you want to stay safe and continue to be where you're at years from now OR start putting in the work even if your fear of failing joins you!
The second you start taking those steps, things will change — you'll evolve and grow and so will your business.
Don't let your fear stop you from doing something new because it feels scary or uncomfortable—that's the last thing you should do!
When you take those first few steps toward your goal, there's no telling how much farther down the road you'll go and you would barely even notice! ✨
Main takeaway here?
Just start, especially when you feel like you're not ready enough, and watch how everything will change! 💖
Cheering you on,