We've all been there. In fact sometimes I find myself still there and I've been in the online world for over four years now. Sometimes I can't believe how hard it is to still get something right. Recently I was working on my first* ClickFunnels campaign and it was an absolute nightmare.
*it definitely wasn’t my first ClickFunnels campaign but it was definitely my first in over 12 months. Call it my rebirth.
I'm pretty sure that I have been to at least 35 how to pages, I have contacted at least 10 support staff across several different platforms, and I cried and then I cried some more. When you're starting an online business or even when you've been in one for so long, you still come up against problems. There is always going to be something you don’t know. Your character is determined by how willing you are actually to ask for help. I went with my tail between my legs to a colleague, in near tears, asking, please can you help me.
The thing that had taken me 12 hours to get maybe two steps ahead, took him 10 minutes to finish off. Sometimes that's just how it is. There's always going to be more that we don't know. They are going to be knowledge gaps. And that's totally OK. My biggest learning from this? Is that we need to be OK asking stupid questions.
In this world, we are socialized to believe to feel that if we don’t know, we’re stupid. We are taught to believe that being wrong, or failing, is actually the worst thing that can possibly happen to us. As an entrepreneur I believe that we are starting to take a different understanding to this. It doesn’t mean though, that we easily ask for help when we need it. Sometimes we still are afraid to ask. If I had asked in the first hour instead of in the 13th, I would’ve save myself a couple years of my life (and also a couple inches of my gin bottle).
(No, I don’t condone drinking while on the job. But sometimes, you need something to take the edge off. I only had one drink that day.)
But where is it a safe space to ask these questions? Where is it going to be totally OK to be ho
nest and say, I have no idea what I'm doing. I am happy to announce that I am creating that safe space. I have creating a membership program in which people can actually ask the questions that they are afraid to ask in those groups of 40,000 people. That they’re afraid to ask even their colleagues, or even mastermind partners.
Moreover, I will be creating how to videos, step-by-step guide, and easy to follow checklists in order for you to actually get things done in your business no longer are there going to be long winding programs to teach you how to do XYZ, you can now learn easily effectively, while you are learning you’re actually going to be implementing it into your business.
And if I don't know the answer? I will find out. I'm lucky enough that over the last four years I have amassed an amazing group of friends, colleagues and mentors that are going to be able to answer questions across the board. We're going to be able to look at our businesses not just from a technological point of view, but also from a mindset point of view, a strategy point of view, and… a spiritual point of view.
Now, I’m not starting this membership in order to prove to you how smart I am. I'm not doing this membership because I need to grow my own ego. I'm doing is membership in spite of my ego. I find it so important that especially when you have questions that kind of spiraling your mindset out of control.
I'll admit, there's a small part of me that has a slightly smug feeling when I'm able to answer a question that sounds really technical but it's actually really easy. But… That's also not why I'm doing this membership either. I'm doing this membership because I strongly believe that by banding together, and allowing ourselves to just be a little bit vulnerable, we are able to move forward as a human race faster.
This is going to be my way of contributing to humanity. I wanted to create a safe space for people in order to help them move forward faster without the turmoil and trauma that comes with trying to figure out one BLOODY BUTTON. Having been there myself recently…. And feeling like I had anywhere to go to ask my question.. I don’t wish that on my worst enemy.
Let’s do it together, let’s move the human race forward. One step at a time.