I was saddened today to hear the news that Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room. Of apparent suicide, while the world starts its focus on suicide and depression. I thought it would be great to share the working idea that has been on my mind this week.
The idea of needing to make more sales, we all face it, we all deal with it. While Im sure Anthony Bourdain having depression and taking his own life in suicide was not due to lack of sales. The idea of lack of sales, or having more money going out then coming in could cause us to quit, maybe not life, but all too often quit a business, quit a show idea, quit a blog, quit a video series or podcast.
But before this gets built up as some positive upbeat you can do this message. Lets stop it right there.
Instead lets do just like my facebook post this week, lets ask ourselves the question: What could I do to make an extra….? $10000, or maybe just extra $1000, maybe you are down and need to make just an extra $100. Using the idea of $10,000 on the facebook page did make it a big number for those that are looking big. But lets ask this first; What is your number?
The first step is admitting what you want or need. If you are like me when you get to this point you go into panic mode, rather then take a step back and actually put a plan into action. So if you cant make a sale, or for that matter cant do something or stuck. Stop right now and write it down admit it to yourself. I need_________.
Now that you have written it down, take the next moment and ask yourself, what can you do to raise that money? What can you do to fix that problem? What can you do to reach that goal?
Then go do it. Sometimes its just that simple, Admit it, write down what you can do, then do it. Stop focusing on things that might not work out. Stop waiting for someone to give a full detail report or instructions on how to do it.
So lets take a moment and remember how Anthony Bourdain lived his life, sharing with us his journey to parts unknown, experiencing things that helped us remove our fears an go and live. Lets honor the way he lived his life, and simply do what we can and continue to solve our problems, reach our goals, and expand our boundaries.
No go make some sales, and do what you can do..
Tim Gillette is an Award winning Blogger, Best Selling Author, Speaker and Host of the Blog And Video Con hosted in Dallas Texas every fall and spring. Join the newsletter at www.RockAroundYourBlog.com