Beating ourselves up mentally before we even try, has become a habit that we all need to kick. We look at other people and try to measure ourselves by their success. What you have to understand is that you’re looking at an end result. and while it is possible for you to get the same results, you have to take it one step at a time.
Focusing on a small win, can help you feel productive even when your results seemed unimportant. In addition to that, you will learn a process. A process that can help you deal with stress that other self-employed or small business owners have a hard time dealing with.
Finding your process
To find your process you need to follow your actions. You need to write everything down so you can quantify it. I’ll give you an example, when I first started fixing computers my method of advertising was fliers in mailboxes. This proved cheap, effective, and it was one of the few legal ways to advertise.
As with any type of advertising, the stream of calls was not constant. To get a small win, and calm myself down in times when there were no phone calls. I calculated how many fliers I gave out to get a new customer.
I found out but every 1000 flyers gave me 1.5 new clients with in six months. That means that if I gave out 2000 flyers I would get three new clients. Those of you who are familiar with my blog, know I like to overreach my goals to make sure I cover my bases. This way I could calculate how many flyers I had to give out to do that.
Even one customer a day would be enough. So I made sure to give out 2000 flyers a day. That was my small win in days when I didn’t have any phone calls.