I recently received an email from a customer of mine who was battling with this question…
“How do I overcome the doubts of self on that I will never know enough to get started in Internet marketing?”
I decided to publish my answer to this problem her on my blog for the world to see because I remember when I was in the very same position when I first got started online.
And I believe that just about everyone, at first, suffers from this self doubt that you don’t know enough.
Before I get started in my answer to this question, you may find some peace of mind knowing this fact: No-body knows everything about any one thing.
There a lot of experts in the world, but they still don’t know everything.. and I’,m 100% sure they didn’t know everything before they entered the subject of there expertise.
Moving along, here is an excerpt from my answer to this gentleman…
“You don’t have to know everything before you start. It’s a learning process.. and the best way to go is to learn as you do it.. and learn from your mistakes along the way.
Even if you don’t know much about the niche you’re in, you can easily learn about it.. and when you spend a few weeks submerged in that niche, you’ll know more than 95% of others in the the world… therefore making you an expert.
If it’s technical stuff and marketing techniques you struggle with, then like I said, you just have to do it and you’ll learn get started with the first step and when you come to a hurdle, look for the solution.. keep repeating until you finish what you have set out to do.
It seems like you may need some mindset adjustment.. and for that I recommend some self improvement literature and audio. It’s amazing how you can start to think that nothing is impossible.. you’ve just got to believe!
Just remember, success doesn’t happen overnight. It will slowly happen. But you’ve got to start to be able to start seeing it. “
With all new things, it’s getting started that is the hardest part. The first step is always a “leap of faith”.
This kind of case of is probably best known as “analysis paralysis” where you over-think something because there are too many options and just don’t know which way to go and end up going nowhere. It’s a very powerful problem.
But the cure to it really is not think about it so much. If you’ve got an idea, go for it. Get moving and make adjustments along the way.
You will run into occasions where your idea will ‘flop’. But there really never is such a thing as a ‘flop’. There are so many things you can learn from so called “mistakes”. So don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
The biggest mistake you can make is not moving.
To your success,
p.s. What are your thoughts about overcoming analysis paralysis?