Still feeling stuck, but maybe just in a new place now? Not to fret, you’ve still made progress if you started working on the three action items in part one. But let’s keep the momentum and push forward!
At this point, you’ve captured the words and feedback your real clients and customers are using. You’ve likely needed a little break to process all of that… or try and rationalize it all away (don’t fall into this trap). You know what your past customers need next and how you helped them when you partnered together – gold my friends, gold.
You’ve also been super clear with yourself – you know who you are, what you excel in, what you sorta (or majorly) suck at, what you want to keep doing, and so on. Do not continue forward until you’ve done this hard work – it’s uncomfortable, but it is paramount to building a successful business for YOU, especially long term.
And finally, you’ve spent some time digging deep into creating your ideal business model – or, the type of business you want to run. If you’re unsure about your exact business model, don’t worry – it can flex and change over time if you are finding things aren’t quite working, but you need to be certain with the model you’re starting with. If you’re still unsure… try and replicate the business models for people already in your space, that feels like what you want, and tweak it with your own thoughts. Remember: don’t just pick and plop someone else’s – it won’t work.
So… what’s next from here?
#4: What are the Two or Three Problems You Solve?
Now is when you’re hoping to get the advice to start selling, right? Um… don’t do that. 😉 Instead, drill down and pick exactly and only, two or three problems you can help people solve.