One of my biggest procrastination strategies when I’m starting something new is to research it to death. I developed this habit as a student years ago. If I had an essay to write, I’d keep visiting the library and dragging home more books. As long as I was gathering more research, I felt like I was actually “working.”
Which is true, but only to a point!
Finally the night before my essay was due, I’d stay up all night write my paper and then run to school to hand it in with the Liquid Paper barely dry.
I realize that tells you I’m getting “old”! I watch my teen do all the research necessary from a laptop, cut, paste and rearrange the content and not even have to print it out until it’s perfect. Do they still even make Liquid Paper?
Actually, I think the Internet age makes it even harder to stop researching and start doing because there is a never-ending stream of information you can chase, all from the comfort of your home.
You feel like you’re moving forward with your staging business because you’re gathering information. But at some point, you have to realize you’re NOT moving forward at all anymore, because you haven’t actually done anything!
All the information in the world won’t get you anywhere until you start taking action.
I’m committed to getting you to take action in your home staging business right now. My challenge to you is to get your business started before the end of January. This timing is key because then you’ll be in great shape for the spring real estate season, which actually starts in February because that’s when people decide it’s time to sell and when they contemplate what’s needed to make that happen.
Your ideal clients are the home sellers who realize they need help before they list their homes, which means you have to be out there in a way that they can find you.
After all, think of how much easier it is to get business from people who are searching for you rather than you chasing after them one-by-one!
That’s why I created something new and it’s ONLY available this month! I’m going to spend 3 evenings on the phone with a maximum of 25 new and aspiring home stagers.
This program offers a total of 4 hours of live training with me during which I’ll walk you through the first 20 steps you need to take to get your business going. You’ll learn the right order to take these steps in and get inspired to take action on them because you’ll be discussing your progress with me and have the opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any problems you may run into along the way.
Here’s a sample of the 20 steps you’ll be taking during our live training together:
- Choosing and registering your business name
- Deciding whether you want a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Corporation
- Getting your business logo designed
- Writing a profile for your business
- Starting your home staging portfolio
- Determining how you’ll create a web presence
If you’re tired of being in “information gathering” mode and ready to take the action that’s needed to get your business going, and if you want to actually make money from it this spring real estate season, then you must join me on these live Take-Action calls. I know you’ll stop procrastinating and start doing.
This training is appropriate for you whether you’ve taken the 5-course Staging Diva Training Program or not, though students who have taken the courses already will get the most out of it because you already know all the detailed thought and strategy that goes behind each of the 20 steps I’ll be covering.
Note: This live training will NOT be offered again in 2011. The January group of 25 students are the only ones who will be able to participate live with me!