Step One – self improvement

Leaving my comfort zone of nursing and embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is a bit scary, as I have mentioned.  Like any new road, the key to success is to take one step at a time.  The very first step in changing, is recognizing that a change needs to be made.

By this, I mean, realize that you don’t have all the answers to all the questions of the universe.  Theoretically, we know this, but in practice, I believe we humans stay so comfortable that we actually believe there is nothing else to learn (or nothing else we want to learn).  The older I get, the more I understand how little I actually know.  I saw it written down on a chalkboard outside a retail store in Laguna Beach, CA, where we visited last weekend.  The image isn’t perfect but it says, “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance” … Confucious @coastal_eddyLB.

Step One:  Pick something you want to learn.  I chose “Internet Marketing.”  Then I set about the work of figuring out HOW to learn everything I need to know about internet marketing.  I googled it.  I read blogs.  I found books on the subject.  I clicked and clicked until my fingers burned and my head hurt.  Here’s what I learned.  I need to discover the answer to one question before I go any further. “WHO AM I?”  A few books helped guide me to the answer to this question.  Here’s a few.  If you hate reading, or don’t think you have the time, download Audible.  It changed my life.

My reading list:  Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill; Wake Up and Live by Dorthea Brande; The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg; Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky; The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey