Money Loves Speed

When it comes to my business, I like to do things the speedy way.

Maybe I’m just a high-strung Type A, but I don’t like waiting around for the things I want in my life.

How about you? Are you more of the mindset “faster action means quicker results” or “slow and steady wins the race”?

Some things in business naturally progress at a slower rate, such as growing your subscriber list or building a social media following.

But there’s one aspect of business that waits for no one: MONEY!

What I mean is that money loves speed, and the faster you move on a potential income-generating idea, the better.

Here’s a story from one of the (many) mistakes I made when I was starting a business.

As a former book editor, I have a systematic, methodical, slightly anal way of thinking. My work is extremely detail oriented, and I get a high from breaking things down into the easiest steps possible.

I had been dreaming about rebranding my struggling life coaching business for months, and I wanted to stop trying to appeal to everyone and instead focus on attracting other Type A peeps like me…or Life Editors, as I like to call ’em.

But I was scared!

What if no one liked my new branding? What if they just didn’t get it? What if I failed?

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So I dragged my feet like a slowpoke turtle for 6 months, and in the meantime, I earned maybe $500. The message was loud and clear: money hates stalling.

Finally, I got off my butt (with the help of my life coach) and rebranded my entire business to be the Life Editor. Everything was updated in a matter of days, and there was no looking back.

Zip zip zip!

The month before I rebranded, I earned a grand total of $12 from one ebook sale. So embarrassing! But the month after I rebranded, I earned nearly $2000.

[Tweet ““Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark.” Elizabeth Gilbert”]

I learned my lesson, and now I charge forward with all my next action steps.

Money loves speed! Grab your sneakers ‘cuz it’s time to run!

What action have you been putting off? Are you stalling on something that could potentially revolutionize your business?

Do it! Don’t delay another minute!

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  1. Erika on May 1, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    This sounds similar to “act, don’t think” that Steven Pressfield talks about in Do the Work. I’m starting to think that thinking is my problem lately! It’s just stalling me from taking action. How do you turn that off?

    Good advice as always, Sage!

    • Sage Grayson on May 2, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Yes, that’s exactly what it’s like! I turn off my “thinking mind” by always working with a timer. It gives my work an underlying sense of urgency, and I’m more aware of the minutes slipping by.