There's something magical about dance. When I was a kid, I could spend hours in front of the TV watching world-class dancers effortlessly glide over the dance floor with smile on their face and pride in their eyes. That's how I want to feel! I decided to learn to dance and was counting the hours until the first lesson.
The lesson started - and it wasn't easy or freeing at all.
When we watch experts do something with ease, we often don't even realize how hard that skill actually is until we try. In fact, pros found it just as hard at the beginning as we did - the difference is that they sticked to mastering that one skill for months, years or even decades. They focused on a single skill and got the result.
The tricky part in being an entrepreneur is that there are way more than just one skill that you have to be really good at if you want to succeed. But how do you build these skills fast, without getting overwhelmed by all these areas you want to master?
In this week's episode, we're revealing the two things that can help you make better progress.
Our minds crave variety all the time. We are always in a hurry: we want it all, we want it fast and we want it now. We want to consume new and exciting information as rapidly as possible as we think this is how we make fast progress.
But are we really?
If you've been following the ActiveGrowth podcast, you may have notices that we take a different approach with our content. We go slow. We spend weeks on a single topic, talking for even as long as an hour each week if we need to. Why?
Because "slow down to go fast" is not just an overused cliché.
Before we dive deep into our next big topic, listen to our mixup episode to learn why we take things so much slower and how you can benefit from doing the same.
We all know successful, inspiring people we look up to. And sometimes, we want to be just like them.
What's their secret? Can we be just as successful as they are if we copy what they do?
Yes and no.
While following someone's example and getting inspired by their actions may be a good thing, copying them without filtering can hurt your business. Take it too far and your customers will lose trust and find you unethical.
How to follow someone else's example without crossing the line and still remaining ethical, original and authentic? And how to know what ideas are worth stealing - and what's just a waste of time?
In the newest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we're answering these questions. Listen in!Continue reading
In the past four episodes of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we've dug deep into the topic of entrepreneurial procrastination.
From forming highly productive habits to resisting the allure of bright-shiny-object syndrome, we've covered many tools that can help you finish projects (and grow your business) faster.
In this episode, we're looking at another massive productivity booster/challenge: sticking to deadlines.
Listen in to discover how you can set deadlines for yourself and ship, without putting the work off until the very last minute.Continue reading
Why is it that each time we face a new, difficult task we need to work on, suddenly even a mediocre Netflix series or our former neighbor's Facebook profile becomes so intriguing we can't resist to check it out?
For many of us, this reaction has become the automatic response to a new task. Even though we know that doing the work will do good to our business, when we're about to get started, some greater power seems to take over control.
Why does it happen and how can we fight it? Can we turn that pull towards distraction off for good?
This is what we're aiming to help you with in the newest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast. Listen in!Continue reading
You know you're not lazy. You're a hardworking entrenpreneur pursuing your goals. You just need to finish a few things first, before you can go live. It's just that your product is not quite ready yet...
If that's how you feel, you're not alone. Most entrepreneurs would tell you they haven't launched their product / service / website yet, because they feel like it's not complete yet. It's just not good enough.
In fact, perfectionism is probably the most common reasons among entrepreneurs for not shipping. But remember: your job is to ship.
In the latest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we're discussing why perfectionism is standing in the way not just of your business but also of growing your skills.
As always, we filled this episode with practical, actionable advice that you can start following right after listening to us!Continue reading
Do you ever catch yourself staring out of your window, getting dragged away by thinking about your future life? You visualize the successful empire you're going to build, the fame and recognition, the infinity pool in your villa's backyard, the private jet you're going to fly your loved ones to the Bahamas every Christmas...
While having these pictures in your mind is highly satisfiying, getting carried away by these daydreams is actually hurting your progress big time.
If you're one of those who often end up daydreaming about the future, stay tuned: our newest podcast episode is the treatment.Continue reading