So many entrepreneurs get stuck in the learning cycle. But that's not how you make progress. Let's talk about why you need to stop learning and start doing.
No! You don’t need to enroll in that new course or join a membership or sign up for yet another expensive online training. I’m not saying you should stop learning altogether, but it’s time to stop using learning as an excuse for not taking action.
If you’ve taken courses or have been in an online training program for a while, it’s time to stop watching from the sideline and implement what you’re learning. Seriously. Learning is the easy part. When it comes to business, doing is what matters. That’s why the path to success is getting into action and implementing what you’ve been learning.
Now, if you really are in the beginning stages of building your business, you don’t need to buy an expensive course to learn how to build an online business. Instead, you can enroll in my free signature training program where you’ll learn how to build and market a business that you love.
You Already Know Most Of What You Need
If you’re like most online entrepreneurs I know, there’s a good chance you already know most of what you need to be successful, and the only thing that’s left to do is to get your ass in gear and start working.
What is it about entrepreneurs that makes us think that we need more information and that we need to learn more before we can get started?!?
I realize that some people at the beginning of their business journey do need to learn. Yes, those people need training, but the vast majority of entrepreneurs should get into action already.
When you’re first getting started, you’ve got to spend a lot of time learning the basics and understanding the fundamentals. But as you get more experienced, you get to the point where you shouldn’t be spending most of your time watching training. You need to get into action, apply what you learned, and figure out where you can improve.
You’ve got to try the things you’re learning so you can see what actually works. As you test ideas and increase your experience level, you can spend a little more of your time learning to cover other bases of your business.
You Can’t Internalize Learning Until You Try It
Very few people will internalize learning until they try it and see what works.
Business should be a learn-do cycle. You learn, apply what you learn, see what works and what doesn’t, and figure out why. Then you can do a little bit more learning on that and internalize and try it again.
It’s after you do things that they become muscle memory. For instance, I don’t have to think about a lot of the things I do in marketing because I learned at the beginning, then I started doing. Now it’s become a habit, something I can do naturally.
Learning Doesn’t Work Like A Plug-and-play Program
What most online entrepreneurs think is learning is plug-and-play blueprints or cookie-cutter ways of doing business.
But the problem is that’s not actually learning. Instead of relying on someone else to give you a step-by-step formula that might or might not work for you, you’re better off developing an understanding of the fundamentals of business, the ideas behind it, and the why.
Ultimately, your goal should be to learn to trust yourself because your goals should be to get to the point that you don’t listen to me or anyone else… you listen to yourself. The goal is to become your own guru.
Instead of simply having someone teach you how to create a webinar, you learn why you’re constructing a webinar. You don’t simply have someone teach you what to post on social media. Instead, you learn what they’re trying to do with social media, what they’re trying to accomplish, and why they are doing what they’re doing.
The difference when you learn the deeper-seated kind of principles is that you reach a point that you’re self-sufficient. You’ve learned how to fish so you can feed yourself without depending on others.
Time For Action
As an entrepreneur, you don’t want to get stuck in learning mode. When you’ve learned the basics and understand the fundamentals of what you need in your business, you’ve gotta get off your feet and find practical applications for what you learned. Stop learning and get into action to see what works and what doesn’t. From there, you can learn more and improve how you do things for your business.
Now if you’re not gonna listen to me and keep learning, I’d suggest that you sign up for my totally free online training program BADA$$ Online Marketing University. If you’re truly in the learning stage, these courses will help you get up to speed so you can take action.