Hey what’s up guys Hafsteinn here from Next Step Freedom. I’m using this time to record videos while I’m out hiking and in this video I talk about believing in yourself.
You probably hear people putting out that catch phrase a lot of times. In my opinion people have a lot of doubt about themselves. They want to believe in themselves, but they always have this voice in the back of their mind that it’s like holding them down and that’s totally normal – we all have that.
I don’t know about you, but I used to be the person that was afraid to take risks and I would always want to have everything in order and very smooth – neat and tidy – if that’s what you want to call it. I didn’t want to work very much and do things on my own. You know people are a little bit like group animals. We like to stay in groups and that’s also normal, but you will find out if you do your research, you will see that successful people and especially entrepreneurs and successful people online – they don’t rely on other people for their happiness and success.
I don’t know who you’re following online and who your role models are, but I bet they became successful not by depending on others to make them successful. They probably had people working for them however on certain tedious tasks for example. They of course are working with other people, but they are working for them on their terms. They don’t have to take orders from anybody so they delegate and leverage other people’s skills to getting the results that they want. And I don’t know about you, but when I started to let go of my worries a little bit and stopped thinking about the worst things that could happen, but instead the good things that can happen if you take risks – then new doors open wide up in your life in my opinion.
I did exactly that about 3 years ago almost when I got coaching and invested some money and I was a little bit stressed about doing that, but somehow I felt that it was the right time for me to do it because I think wanting to be secure all the time and not wanting to take any risk is not going to get you anywhere. I felt that’s what I was feeling that if I was always going to be in my comfort zone, be in my same 9 to 5 work I was never going to grow. I was never going to learn anything new and I would just be in the same position as everybody else.
And since then I have come a long way and I’ve made pretty decent money online more than probably most, but not enough to transform my life and I’m still working on that. This Christmas it’s going to be 3 years and I’ve had some pretty big learning curves during this time and it just takes time to connect all the dots and the reason for that is because I didn’t get a mentor. I’m still looking into getting a mentor.
I bought a coaching program and that catapulted me for sure into the right direction – a long way – but lately after feeling like I’m just not driving my energy into the right directions and I really want to invest in a mentor. And because I really feel that I need somebody to keep me at it and make sure I’m working on the right things because what you’re going to find out when you start your online journey is not the amount of work you put in. It’s putting in the right kind of work that’s very important.
You have to be working on the right stuff that’s going to get you faster ahead towards your goal and we people; we don’t know how to measure our work. Precisely that’s why most people do it all the time. If you can measure the time in efficiency and output then it’s very easy to skyrocket your productivity. If you can work on the right aspects of your business you will move much faster towards success.
I’m going to be looking for to hire a mentor probably in the near future, just so I’ll see results faster.
Yes these 3 years have been hard, but it wasn’t until like 6 months ago I started to connect the dots a little bit and I think I finally understood an online business; what it’s about. I was focusing too much on me and not enough how I should be helping others.
But the only way I’m i’m where I am today and learned everything I have so far is because I didn’t give up. I feel like I’m 50% on my way to where I want to be and nevertheless I think this journey is a up and down rollercoaster and you always continue growing as long as you keep pushing. But I have a specific goal in mind and I am not there yet. I just decided like some time ago that I was going to believe more in myself. I was going to learn new things on my own not always waiting for the right opportunity or the right person, the money or whatever to come along and help me get my result.
I just started to doing more on my own and if I didn’t understand something I would research until I understood it and that’s what I encourage you to do. Everything you learn online considering a business you won’t find easily in any school and you have to learn a lot of things on your own with coaching and of course with mentor.
And all the things you pick up; things that the person next to you doesn’t know because 99% of people just don’t want to bother and so I took the view of thinking like that. All the information I could acquire and put in my database was going to let me be that much ahead of the next person and give me that much more chance to make more money than the next person.
Don’t be afraid of taking risks. Take calculated risks, make sure you can afford to lose the money if all goes down the drain it certainly does sometimes. Take calculated risks and try to minimize it, try to cut it into smaller pieces and test things out and if they don’t work out fine then you know what works and what does not work. And that’s also with paid advertising for example – you have to test what works. That way you put on 10 different ads and maybe one of them is going to be the winner.
If you really want to grow as a business person online and you want to inspire people then you want to be inspiring and you become inspiring by becoming a better person and if you want to grow online that means you having to grow and start taking care of your body for example. Maybe you’re going to stop drinking alcohol. Maybe you’re going to try better clothing – it could be a lot of different things.
It’s about believing that you can become the person you want to be and don’t let anybody tell you what kind of person you are because you can become whoever you want. You just have to decide who you want to be, what kind of life you want to live. Just take a decision and start today.
I know what I want and I’m working on it. Don’t be afraid to do things on your own. I mean, go to the movies alone. That’s one of the cool things I know when people just decide to go see a movie in the theater by themselves and people often say like that’s just silly I would not do that. Well why not – do you need another person to do the things you want to do?
It’s a beautiful day here in Iceland. I took the decision today to just go hiking by myself it was just like a snap decision. I just didn’t feel like being inside working on the computer and today I’ve managed to shoot like 10 videos during my hike which I’m going to be uploading to my YouTube channel trying to leverage things. I’m trying to have fun, getting exercise, fresh air, but also working. I hope this video found you well and good. See you in the next video.
Hafsteinn Thordarson / NextStepFreedom.com