As anyone that has ever started a business knows, everything takes longer than you think. I have been busy behind the scenes building, creating, designing and testing. After all of that work, I’m finally taking my own advice.
Most of you will be able to relate to this, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to creating things from scratch. The competitiveness to be the best is something that will never go away. While that drive to be the best is a great thing to have, it has been holding me back. I’ve been comparing my beginning to some of the best in the blogging and online business world. What I have built and where I am at is good enough.
The only people I’m hurting by waiting to get Virtus Athletes out into the world are the athletes that I am dedicated to help. It might be bumpy and everything might not look perfect, but I’m finally OK with that. I’m not a video editor, I’m not a web designer and my creativity in the artistic sense is definitely lacking. But my knowledge of what makes athletes tick and how to leverage that to build a great career is not.
Like many of you that struggle to figure out what you’re going to do next, I was paralyzed by wondering if I was headed in the right direction and afraid to put something out there that wasn’t good enough. My advice to athletes in a job search is to create a hypothesis and then go out and prove it true or untrue. Either way you are going to learn and grow along the way, and that’s what it’s all about.
The road is never straight. Don’t wait for perfect.
I’m excited that you are on this journey with me. I am here to help support and encourage you every step of the way. Please take a minute to subscribe to Athlete Careers Weekly and join the community here. Also let me know what you’re struggling with, what your questions are and where you need help.
Looking forward to celebrating our successes together.