You Can’t Move Forward If You Are Standing On Your Own Hem


We were both excited. We were talking internet marketing, passive income, reaching out across the world. It was a great plan, a great vision.

Suddenly she said, “But I have to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I have to keep the income coming in.”

And the dream fell flat.

You can’t move forward if you are standing on your own hem.

When do you take a chance? When do you have a dream and go for it? And when do you stop yourself because the status quo is so very safe? You are getting by, after all. You are working. Dreaming big is so uncertain.

You can’t move forward if you are standing on your own hem.

Move your foot

Move your foot. Free yourself from your scared, safe position. Believe you can do it and just go do it!

All businesses have ebbs and flows. It used to be my habit that in the ebb I would panic and think, “What else am I supposed to do? Do I go get a J.O.B? Ugh.”

Now I do stop and think, but I think about what changes I need to make-in my own beliefs, in my attitudes, and my expectations. But there is also the matter of commitment. To keep from standing on our own hem we have to make a commitment to give these next steps all we’ve got. To believe in them, to believe in ourselves, to dare to dream big, then make time to make them happen.

Set aside time to move your business forward

One client was totally surprised when I pointed out that if she didn’t make time to work her business, she would keep doing the same thing over and over. She cut back on the activities that took time but brought in only minimal income, and set aside time to think about and plan and execute her next steps to grow her business.

If you don’t try, you’ll never know if you could have done it

One of the great gifts the internet has brought is the ability to earn passive income from the sale of digital products – e-books, audio books, CDs, home study courses. But if you don’t take time to create the products, oh yes, and market them, you’ll never earn any passive income.

Think bigger

I have worn many hats during my career, however, when I was doing single sessions, it didn’t take me long to figure out that I could only serve a certain number of clients each day. Even if they were lined up outside my door, the income I could earn was limited to the hours of the day. I became a teacher of the services I had been offering as a practitioner and that allowed me to reach more people in less time. It freed me up to create more opportunities for service and income.

People who are focused on 1:1 sessions, might want to look at what you can put in place that will help you reach a larger group at one time. For instance, teleclasses let you talk to people around the world. You are not limited by your community or your space. You can get free conference call bridge lines to hold huge numbers. It’s an easy way to expand your business into a profitable group offering.

But if you don’t take time to write a teleclass and invite people to take it, you won’t know that joy. Oh yes, and don’t forget to record it and make a home study course that will create passive income!

Even a little shift helps

It doesn’t take much of a shift to stop standing on your own hem. Lift one foot at a time. See what calls to you in the internet world. Reach out, be creative. Create products for passive income. Create ways to reach larger groups. Take time to plan and market your business.

Let go of where you are and move on to where you want to be. Stop standing on your own hem.