Step three is all about deciding and acting.
At the end of December 2014, I literally had .48 cents in my bank account. Yup, embarrassing to admit, but true. I had fired all of my freelance clients a month or two earlier, and with no money coming in during that time, the little I did have saved had dwindled down. On January 1, 2015 I ran my first webinar and over the next 30 days, I did $8,250 in sales - not too shabby right?
I'm always cautious when I share that story, because saying that I went from .48 to $8k in sales in 30 days isn't really the whole truth - it took so much damn time and work to get to that point. It certainly didn't happen overnight. What did change things overnight for me though? DECIDING TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
By firing those freelance clients I no longer enjoyed working with, I made the decision that I was making this happen. I decided to get off the hamster wheel of work, but no progress. Success was coming to me, not someday, but now.
My coach, Becky Dickson, likes to say "failing to decide means staying where you are" and I freaking love that. For months earlier, I had spun my wheels and exhausted myself thinking it all over, changing my mind a million times about little factors, and in turn, essentially got nowhere.
If you're in the same place you've been for months, I really want you to DECIDE that's not going to be your reality anymore. It doesn't matter if it hasn't worked in the past the way you wanted or if you're still not sure of every little detail - decide the success you desire is happening now and then take action accordingly.
ACTION. It's what everything comes down to because you can achieve NOTHING without it. I feel like I say this a lot, but it's because IT'S SO FREAKING IMPORTANT - clarity and confidence come ONLY from action.
Spending months agonizing over who your ideal client is or creating your 5th program and sales page, before you've ever gotten anyone on the phone will lead to exactly $0 in your bank account. Tough love maybe, but more than likely, you need to hear it.
Get out there, get people on the phone, do your first webinar, be visible. You'll learn each and every day what works, what doesn't work, what people do and don't need, and you'll adjust accordingly. It won't all work out the way you want it to, but I promise you, you'll learn 3439908 times more than if you had just stayed in your own head thinking things to death.