Discover your Blockers
Today, I want to chat about something we all encounter at some point, that stops us from getting to where we want to go in our professional life and achieving our goals...
Blockers. We all have them. A blocker can be that voice in your head that tells you things like:
“You don’t have enough experience to do that”
“That won’t really work”
“People won’t get on board with that”
“I am not confident enough to do it”
"I don't have the time"
You know the voices.. you have probably got your own little voices that can replay in your mind when you start dreaming big in business. We seem to be able to harness our personal dreaming quite well, but when it comes to setting goals for the business, people can find this hard – and as mentioned above, one of the main reasons are the blockers we put in place.
Other blockers can be external factors, such as support from family or those close to us, or organisations that may be a competitor.
A roadblock for me growing my business about 7 years ago now was the lack of commercial space in our area for health businesses, and the cost for re-zoning and development of properties – it was really something that felt limiting to what I was trying to do.
Maybe, time is your limiting factor – you have the ideas, but you don’t have the time to put them into action.
Sit down today and write down any blockers that you might have experienced before…be really honest – no one else is going to read it unless you show them. You might be surprised at what you discover when you really sit and think about it!
It can sometimes be helpful to talk with others about the blockers – I talked recently with my husband about the things that were blocking me in 2017 – and we chatted about solutions, and it was incredible, without sounding corny, how much that really helped to articulate what were the negative things holding me back, and what I was going to do about them.
Really, it is up to you at the end of the day to minimise the blockers as much as you can because no one else is going to be accountable to do that. Sure, others can help with ideas, and get you started, but you have to stay on track and be motivated to do so. So get writing! Don’t stress, you don’t have to come up with all the answers today...but just by being aware of your blockers is a great start to minimise them for the rest of 2017!