I'm so stoked to share with you one mistake that I've seen sabotaging people from their goals.
It almost sabotaged Bilbo Baggins, it almost sabotaged me, and it's currently sabotaging a lot of indie authors and goal-setters.
You don't have to make this mistake!
Check out the newest upload to my "Coffee With Yaasha" playlist, entitled, "A Lesson From Bilbo Baggins," or keep scrolling to read about it.
Bilbo Baggins thought he needed a pocket handkerchief in order to go on a grand adventure to fight a dragon.
Did he need that handkerchief?
But he thought he did.
We're a lot like Bilbo. When we decide to do something, we want to get it right. But often we don't know what we need until we actually START, experiment, and make mistakes along the way.
Buying new shoes, donning workout clothes, and getting a gym membership won't make you fit. But starting to exercise, even with crummy equipment (or none at all), will built the habit that will make the long-term difference.
Cassey Ho, creator of Blogilates, started filming pilates workout videos for YouTube with minimal equipment. The sound wasn't great. The image quality wasn't great. The props weren't great.
But her content was excellent.
And it was that content that grew her following on YouTube to over 4.7 million subscribers and an enthusiastic fan base that attends her events all over the world and buys the fitness products that she sells.
What is your goal? You don't need as much stuff to succeed as you think you do. You just need to start.
What is one way that you can start today?
Tell me about your goal and your starting step in the comments below!
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