Q: You are constantly launching exciting new products and services. I can’t keep up—but I love it. How do you do it?
A: I have a secret. Here it is: ACT FAST NOW.
I choose to take action. This is one of my best secrets and I offer it to you.
I have always unknowingly lived by this philosophy of taking action now. It is in my nature to want to get started. To make a move. Some might call it impatience. I call it urgency and purpose.
I do my research, make wise choices and then take action. Seems simple enough, right? But I have watched many of my clients and colleagues who don’t do this and I now can see the difference. In fact, I recently talked to some colleagues that I know and love that I met 5 years ago. After talking to a few of them, I had to shake off depressive feelings.
One after another, each of these talented women told me they were doing the exact same thing that they had been doing four years ago. They were not moving forward, they were not taking risks.
By moving fast, I know that I will make some mistakes along the way. I allow myself that freedom. By taking fast action, I actually invite more mistakes. But I am also inviting more blessings and a lot more results. If I am going to make a mistake, I would rather make it this month than wait and talk and ponder and talk and make the same mistake in five months.
Are you willing to risk? Are you willing to act fast now?
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