That exposure…that standing in the spotlight, can scare the bajeebers out of some people. And it will kill any chance of succeeding on any big scale.
It will kill your dream.
For the purpose of what we're talking about here today, we're talking about your business but it could apply to any area of your life.
Whenever you start anything new, like your own business, there's always the the initial start-up jitters. A thousand questions race though your brain simultaneously.
"Will it work?" Will people buy?" "Am I really cut out for this?" Round and round goes the brain till it looks a lot like Danica Patrick on a NASCAR track. Vrooom!!
It's really easy to head for pit row and want to stay there. It's safe.
You look like you're getting things done. There's a flurry of activity going on, but you don't have a chance to win unless you get back out on the track.
You have to be seen.
I've been stuck there, I know how it feels. You want so much to be one of those people you hear about who don't just make "get by" money.
They're freakin' killin' it and takin' it to the bank!!
Friends, they didn't get there overnight and they didn't get there by hiding in their home office. They got out of their comfort zone, put
themselves out there and got seen.
There are plenty of ways to promote yourself and your business. One of my favorite and most fun (not to mention far-reaching and cost effective ) is getting in involved in Social Media.
Just the number of people on Facebook alone is more than the population of many countries!! Imagine for a minute being able to reach out to someone halfway across the world with the click of a mouse. That was unheard of just a few years ago.
Think of the possibilities of building strong relationships with people who can't wait to do business with you because of how your share things about your life and the products and services you offer.
Think how gratifying it will be to be of service to people not just in you local area, but all over the world.
All because you let yourself be seen and you used Social Media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn) to do it.
It's no secret that things in the economy have gone crazy. Not just here in the US, but all over the world. And it's the small business owner that cares enough to put themselves out there that will get this mess turned around.
If you're already busy promoting yourself and your business, good on ya!
If you've been playing small and waiting until you have everything perfect…STOP!
The world needs you! It's time to be seen…
What are your feelings on being seen in the marketplace and using social media to do it? Leave me a comment below, I'd love to know what you think. Until then…
To Your Success,