Today’s post is going to be the first based off of a Facebook Live…turned Youtube video…turned blog post too! I’m doing this #1 – Because God asked me to be more active on Youtube, and He asked me to do that way back in Dec or Jan…so I’m being obedient…many months later! ha! And #2 – Because not everyone can jump on lives and Facebook is often wonky for some, and also I teach my mentee’s (and soon in an upcoming workshop! stay tuned for that announcement soon!) to “layer” your Outreach and content. Okay, that’s a lot of reasons, but anyway, let’s get on with it!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news and especially news that will ruffle feathers…but all this “learning” you’re doing is probably hurting your business, love! Really!
Please hear me out on this, the video is long! But, it’s because I’m super passionate about this because I learned it the HARD way! And I’m still learning it!
Constantly “learning” aka information addiction, signing up for all the webinars and free ebooks/workbooks that pop up in your Facebook newsfeed every day, listening to tons of podcasts, taking all the classes and courses you can afford….and MORE…is NOT helping! In fact, it’s hindering growing a business and living out your God-given calling!
#1 – It’s taking TIME away from doing the things God’s asked you to do. And 90% (or more) of you reading this know that you have some stuff God’s put on your heart to do that you haven’t gotten to yet! Even if it’s small and doesn’t seem “enough” and especially if it’s a big, scary thing! Guess what?! I’ve got BOTH types of things on my list right now, and listening to a podcast is NOT going to help me get it done 99% of the time!
#2 – It’s burning precious calories in our brains that we need to use to do these things God’s called us to do! Truly, why waste energy? Yes, of course, there’s a season and reason to listen to podcasts and watch webinars and read books, I’m not saying any of these things are actually BAD – hello, I’m an Entrepreneurship Educator y’all, I live and breathe these things! They’re a big part of my livelihood. However, when these things are done without intentionality, aka resting your brain or filling in gaps, you’re getting into hot water and probably getting into things like comparison (or as my friend calls it, compari-SIN) and not feeling “ready”, “good enough” etc. Which leads to point #3…
#3 – The reason why most of us, myself included, love these learning things, is because we don’t feel “ready” or “good enough” to do the things God’s called us to do! Ultimately it comes down to FEAR! And fear is not our friend when it comes to following God’s calling on our lives…in fact, it’s often the enemy trying to talk you out of your Calling!! Cast that crap back where it came from and walk in the authority Jesus gave you darling!! And start walking out these things our Good, Good Father has given you in tiny steps! No matter how teeny tiny the steps may feel, or how “random” these things may seem that He’s asked you to do! It’s well worth it, darling!
In the video I talk about a few other points, specifically, the idea that is very prevalent in social selling circles (aka direct sales/network marketing type companies) the idea of “personal development’, if you’re interested in this topic, watch the video starting here (the last 5 mins or so.)
with love & blessings,