These are the vital lessons learned on The ASK Method’s journey from literally nothing to over $10 million a year in revenue.
You need to know that we all struggle with the same things to some extent. This blog post presents an opportunity for you to learn from the experience of others and reach your own business goals while avoiding common pitfalls and setbacks.
Here are the 5 key lessons:
1. Emulate Before You Innovate
This first lesson had a huge effect on my own success.
It’s a mistake that I see others make all the time. Entrepreneurs set out to learn a new methodology or framework. And instead of following that framework to the letter, they try to create a “Frankenstein” version of it.
When you only take bits and pieces of a successful strategy, you don’t get the results you want. Commit to following all the steps.
And this leads directly into lesson number two.
2. Be Willing to Break What You’ve Built to Build Something Better
It’s easy to get attached to what you’re building and what you’re doing right now in your business. It might be working out okay, but okay isn’t good enough.
Sometimes, you’ve got to disassemble your current business model so that you can build it back on a better foundation.
For example, Dana is an ASK Method student who came to us with a business that was working. However, it wasn’t converting as seamlessly as she would’ve liked.
Day to day tasks took a lot of effort on her part, which was putting a strain on her team and her family. So we decided to take it all apart and rebuild from the ground up.
Fast forward to today – she has hit a massive milestone in her business. And in her own words, this is what she said:
It took five years to our first million as a company and one year to our second million. All thanks to The ASK Method. Going from making a million dollars over five years to doing it in a single year is huge.
Sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up. You have to break what you’ve built in order to build something better.
And that takes us to lesson number three, which is about always moving forward.
3. Take Steps So Small That It’s Impossible to Fail
If you’re struggling to move forward, take smaller steps. When faced with something new, our brains activate the fight or flight response, and we end up getting paralyzed.
The way to hack this response is simply to use something called micro-commitments. Choose a step so small that it’s literally impossible for you to fail.
If you’re still struggling, take a smaller step. Once you take that first step, you’ll be motivated to take the second step. And then the next step after that.
Pretty soon you’ll be making progress and building momentum.
And that takes us to lesson number four, which is all about clarity.
4. Motion Brings Clarity
You can’t steer a car if it’s not moving. Every imperfect step moves you closer to the clear path.
You learn something new about your market and your products while figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. But you won’t learn any of it if you don’t put something out there.
And that’s why lesson five is an important one to follow.
5. Screw it. Just do it.
I call these words the five most profitable words of my career.
The first online program that I ever bought was a 25-page PDF that cost $17. I remember thinking to myself…
Seventeen bucks? Screw it. Just do it.
And so I did. Turns out, the author of that program became my single most important mentor.
Those words were the domino that allowed me to get out of my own way.
That’s true for so many of our students who overcame fear, doubt, and hesitation.
These five lessons all follow a similar theme – take action and move forward, even if it’s not perfect.
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