I’ve had the idea for a new business / hobby for a while now. It was something I was somewhat involved in when I lived in Los Angeles, and I even wrote a book about it. Sounds like the perfect niche, right?
See, like in so many businesses and niches, there are people always out to destroy you. Just as we are seeing in the presidential race, people judge you by the associations you have had in the past – no matter how minor. The fact of the matter is, that if you put yourself out there enough, eventually you are going to have dealings with, or encounters with, people whom you later find out are “bad.”
But back to the niche…
Besides the fear that people will judge me by my past associations (the bad ones, not the good ones) there has been one thing holding me back. One thing that I can point to and say “If I only had … that! If I only had one, it would make a difference. Man, if I only had one I would get this business started and it would take off. Man, if I only had one of those, I’d be happy.”
Now before you laugh and call me names, hear me out. Think about this great business tool. No more would I need to waste a whole sheet of labels to mail out just one letter or package. A label printer- a personal label printer (preferable a Twin Turbo) is all I need to be successful.
If only I had…. a label printer.
I had been blaming my inability or laziness starting the business on this inanimate object. This thing that had a simple function – to print out an address on a sticky piece of paper. But yet it was the most powerful thing in the universe. It was stopping me from realizing what could be my dream.
Thursday I bought my label printer.
What obstacles have you created in your mind that are stopping you from reaching your goals? Are they real or just mental blocks you have installed so you don’t hold yourself responsible for your actions or inactions. Pick an obstacle today and decide to remove it… see what happens.