Actions speak louder than words. How many times have you heard this over the course of your lifetime? Probably too many to count. As cliche as it sounds, it’s true. Words are nothing more than empty promises unless you actually act on them.
There are a lot of people out here in the online coaching space who claim that they want to be seen as successful thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Now, there’s nothing wrong with having big dreams and wanting to fulfill a significant role in your life and business. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be seen as a successful thought leader, entrepreneur, and influencer. Actually, it would almost be strange if you didn’t want to achieve these things? Right?
The question is, are you willing to do the things you say you are going to do in order to get there? After all, talk is cheap. I’m wondering if you know anyone like this or if perhaps you’re experiencing this right now in your own life and business? Are your words bigger than your actions or are your actions truly louder than your words?
Are you talking a big game about everything you’ve accomplished while hiding behind a pretty website or are you the real deal? Are you really who you say you are or are you just hiding behind a ton of photoshopped images that don’t even really depict you or your lifestyle?
Are you showing up authentically as your true self and actually doing the things that you say you want to do? Are you willing to show up when you say you’re going to? Or, are you like all the other self-appointed gurus who talk about being successful without actually taking any actions to become successful?
I’ve talked to lots of folks over the last several years in this industry and they’ll tell me about how they are going to start doing ALL the things. Here are a few common expressions I’ve heard from online coaches and entrepreneurs all around the world:
- “I’m going live on Facebook at least three times this week.”
- “I’m going to start making paid offers.
- “I’m going to build my email marketing funnel.”
- “I’m going to start putting out content on my social media channels.”
I’m going, I’m going, and going except you’re not going.
That’s all good, except, you’re still at the same place you were yesterday, 6 months ago, a year ago, and even 5 years ago from when you started your business, which, at this point, has now become more of an expensive hobby than anything else. So, what are you going to do to change it? Remember, you cannot change what you fail to acknowledge.
If you truly want to be successful in life and in business, you need to start following through. If you say you’re going to do something or if you tell people you’re going to run a challenge or you’re going to start a course, do it. I challenge you to look at the areas in your own life or business where you are just talking about all the things, but not really doing any of them. I guarantee that getting honest with yourself, setting realistic goals, and following through with them, will help you go further faster than all the empty promises in the world.