You’ve done it! You’ve built the thing! Congratulations. The thing being the software, the system, the funnel, whatever it is…that is amazing.
Whether you did it yourself, or hired someone to help you, the point is, it’s done.
Now you’d think that that was the hard part, but I’ve got some bad news for you. Building the thing isn’t the hard part. Implementing it is.
Because not everyone has the time, patience, energy, etc. to actually implement it, and honestly, it can be intimidating. And you might even feel bad about yourself because if you could just DO the thing, you know it will transform your business.
Breathe. It’s ok. It’s totally normal to build something, and then hesitate on pulling the trigger for one reason or another. We literally see this ALL the time with our clients, and even in the corporate world. Because changing the way you do things isn’t easy, adopting something new isn’t easy, and it can be scary to actually pull the trigger.
So we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks to help you implement the thing. Let’s go!
Breathe. Sounds easy right? ;) But really, don’t be so hard on yourself. How you’re feeling is normal. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed, it’s ok to feel like avoiding it, it’s ok to feel whatever you’re feeling in the moment. So take a big breath, look at how far you’ve come and give yourself a little grace.
Decide you are going to take action. Make the choice right here, right now that you are going to do something about it. You’re not going to let this freshly built system sit gathering dust. You’re going to start moving the needle.
Write down all the things you know you need to do, the big, the small, and everything in between.
Prioritize your list. Decide what needs to be done now, where you have dependencies and just start putting things in the order in which they need to get done.
Know your resources. Already have an implementation plan? Awesome, use that and start building it out with additional steps. Also here you can identify any resources you have that you can use.
Time block. Block off a solid few hours and don’t let anything interrupt you. Systems take time and patience and often need some good solid focus so you can get a grasp on things.
Put due dates. For every action you need to take, right in due dates. Add them to your task tracker, or calendar if that works for you.
Hold yourself accountable, or get someone to be an accountability partner. Sharing your plan with someone can help you stay on track too.
Hire it out if you need to. Hire someone to project manage for you. This will help you stay on track, stay accountable, and they will “hold your hand” so to speak to make sure it gets done. Let us know if you need some help with this one :)
And lastly, do the thing. If you’ve planned it out, do what you need to do to keep yourself on track and accountable and just dive in. Will it be scary? Probably. Will it be perfect? Nope. Will you make mistakes? 100%. None of that matters. Because every day, every time you use it, it will get easier.
You’ve got this friend!
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