I Seriously Missed Out
Last year, the flurry of posts left me feeling left out. What were they doing over there? They were accomplishing so much. I felt like I was just spinning my wheels.
I knew I had missed out the moment I declined taking the Stretch Yourself Challenge last year. But I didn’t know it was for me even though I felt a pull to take it. I made all the right excuses:
- I’m too busy
- It costs too much right now
- I can’t do it
- And on and on
But yet people were on fire, posting about their achievements and what they’ve done. I felt that I knew I should have signed up for the Stretch Yourself Challenge. When I took a look at the Self Study Challenge Guide, I knew I should have signed up. I totally missed out.
Joined This Year
This year, I signed up for the Stretch Yourself Challenge LIVE. I felt compelled to do it. Finally, I could be part of the action. I waited for the day when they announced which team I was on. Getting in on Team Shine, I realized this is my time to shine!
I chose the challenge to create a Facebook Live Series of four videos. But, my goal to do four videos per each of my three websites quickly morphed into more. I realized the plans and goals I have this month also meant I could get points for other things. While in the challenge, I also completed a product for a giveaway and two bundles, plus completed extra credit assignments.
The fire had been lit inside of me!
I Set My Goal
My goal was to start doing Facebook lives and to start doing them on a schedule. But I had to get past that first big hump of actually doing them! I finally accomplished that goal yesterday when I did my first ever Facebook live. It felt great!
But bumps in the road still came up…
Then I got an email from a viewer who said they could hardly hear me on the video. Well, that just tells me that I might not have changed my microphone to the one I was using at the time or need to change my volume settings. At the time, it wasn’t something I thought of so I just went live! But next time I will be sure to check on those things to ensure better volume.
Instead of letting that stop me, I re-checked my goal and I still feel excited to finish the rest of the three videos for each of the different websites.
I am excited! I am finally Facebook Live-ing it!
But what got me over the hump was taking the challenge. I had planned to do a Facebook Live for months… and I kept putting it off with the same excuses I used above.
But enough was enough.
Even though my busy days have even conspired against me to keep me in the loop of excuses and to keep my time constrained from doing Facebook lives, I overcame this hurdle.
I’m officially an overcomer, as Mandisa sings.
Take the SYC – It’s a Great Decision to Grow You and Your Business
I recommend the SYC because it got me to reach beyond those excuses I’ve had about creating Facebook lives for months. It was finally the motivation and push I needed to just start doing Facebook lives.
And I had fun doing them!
Plus, the interaction in the forum with other business owners in the challenge is fun and motivating. When I posted that I did a Facebook live, I had several challenge members saying, “way to go!” It’s fun to hear that and to celebrate my accomplishment for a moment.
- Do it for your goals.
- Do it for yourself.
- Do it to get ahead (maybe even ahead of your competition in business)
- Do it to overcome limits, challenges, blocks, excuses, and anything else standing in your way
- Do it because you feel compelled to
- Do it if that still small voice says DO IT
More Challenges to Meet, More Growing to Do
There are still challenges in the SYC that I want to tackle next time to finally get over myself and do them. Having the support of Kelly and other challenge members during the process is helpful to get past any fear and feel motivated to rack up the points to use for the prizes. With the people being motivating, the challenge being motivating, and the prices being motivating, it’s easy to say HELL YES to doing the Stretch Yourself Challenge.
So be sure to be on the lookout for the next challenge and choose which one speaks to you the most to do!
Or, go ahead and get the Self Study guide and get to doing now!