t's Q&A Tuesday time. It was kind of cool that we had a dude, you know, intro Q&A Tuesday. Ask me why.
Because today's question, because today's question is from a dude. So today's question is from Ricky and Ricky writes, “This is the first time I'm sending you a question for Q&A Tuesday. First of all, I really appreciate what you're doing for women and also men. I've been following your videos for a few months now and I can feel your genuine soul.” Thank you, Ricky.
“Let's go to my question. I've been on mentorship programs when it comes to social media and internet marketing. I know about funnels email marketing, etc. But I must admit that I've been struggling seriously with one thing, decisions. So when it comes to decide or figure out if I should combine all my passions: music, online business, social media marketing, helping others staying fit, and more in one brand or should I just focus on one niche one to two passions around that niche. Any tips or suggestions?”
“I'm literally frustrated because I know that all successful people make decisions. Whether the decision is right or wrong but indecision is the worst scenario. I need to find clarity in my mind. I truly appreciate your time because of my indecision, my confidence has been going down with my bank account to a point where I don't know if I'm going to make it for rent the next month. That's how bad indecision non-action can be. Thank you in advance for your help.”
Oh, that was like such a sensitive moment, wasn't it? Oh, oh I am so in love with this question because it touches on a bunch of different things. So we're gonna hit this. Whoo that sounds naughty. I'm gonna hit this a from a couple of different angles. So we're gonna dive in right now. Ricky this is a fantastic question. I want you to know that you are not alone. This is something that many multipassionate people struggle with, especially when they're first getting started.
I struggled with this for many years. I had a passion for hip-hop for fitness for spirituality for marketing for writing, I mean all kinds of things. I actually felt schizophrenic. I felt like I was broken because every traditional business advice book was about choosing one thing and focusing down and at that time in my life I just couldn't do it.
Bottom line I know exactly what you're talking about. So I'm going to share some ideas that will help you find clarity and get you out of the gray zone of indecision. First thing I noticed was this in your question. You said I need to find clarity in my mind. Here's the thing, clarity comes from engagement not thought. Most people try and figure out major life decisions in their heads and you just can't do that. It never works.
You have to actually take action in one direction or another and start to feel your way so when you go balls to the wall doing something, you actually feel the feedback and you're going to know whether or not it's the right direction for you.
So here's another strategy that you can use and it's a question that you can ask yourself when anything is major in your life. You need to know whether to move ahead or whether just to let it go. This is the question that I asked when I was considering whether or not I should move ahead professionally and go for being a professional dancer. Now you have to know this, when I was making this decision, it was when I was about 24-25, which in the dance world, that means I was older than dirt. Like, people are retiring from their dance career at that age, and I just wanted to start mine.
So here's the question, in 10 years will I regret not having done this? If you're honest with yourself you're going to get an immediate answer to that question. So for me, when I asked about professionally dancing, I knew that if I didn't go for it right then and there. That I was going to regret it in 10 years. So I just got my ass to work and started dancing.
Finally, let's tackle the online branding part of your question. So you asked when it comes to deciding or figuring out if I should combine all my passions, music, online business, yada yada yada, in one brand or more… Excuse me, in one brand, or should I just focus on one niche, any tips…Yes, you have got to focus down. First, you really need to get specific and choose just one thing to be an expert in. Just one thing to focus on so you can kill it. That's really the secret to dominate, especially when you're starting an online business.
Now here's the thing I want you to know. just because you're focusing on one thing doesn't mean you're ignoring your other passions. So let's say you chose to focus on social media marketing it's not like you can't talk about your love of music or your love of fitness and your about page, you're just not going to try and do all of those things at once. In an online business, once you kill it with one specific niche, in an online business it's very easy then to broaden out and start to include more things.
But you're going to get yourself into trouble if you try and do too many things at once. When it comes to online business, odd ma Confucius has it dialed in, he says he who chases two rabbits catches none.
Ricky, we really went to town on your Q. We tap that a from many different angles, so I hope you appreciate it. Thank you so much for your question and thank you for watching. If you enjoyed this video, like it, leave a comment, share it with your friends for totally inappropriate business advice, which we absolutely love. And if you want more totally inappropriate business vibe, it's not totally inappropriate, just, it's totally appropriate advice with like minor little hints of inappropriateness, that's how we should describe it, the best kind, come on over to marieforleo.com jump on the newsletter list and I will catch you next time.
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