Let’s be honest. Producing great work, is hard.  Even when you’re a high performing, confident person, there are things we keep putting of until tomorrow, next week, or next year.  There can be different reasons, but one common case is that we are afraid the results we produce won’t be as extraordinary as the people or things we admire. We fell like imposters. Perfectionists, who would rather produce nothing, than face the criticism that comes when people see you trying to be great.

Well, the only way to get from where you are now to where you want to be is to START and keep going.  The prototype you put out now are necessary for the process.  One this episode we share a practical method for breaking the fear and gaining that initial momentum.

Not sure where to start? No problem.


Start by documenting the process of you trying to figure it out.  For the next 30 days, commit to documenting one (1) thing you did along the process. Choose your medium:

Audio – Record a voice note on your phone or Evernote
Video – Don’t make this complicated. Use a smart phone if that easiest, or digital camera if you feel fancy.
Written – Get a notebook, open a document on your computer, take some notes on your phone, or write on a sheet of paper.


For added effectiveness and accountability consider sharing this on social media (if appropriate) or with a confidential friend.  This step will supercharge your growth because you’re facing that fear of criticism.

If you decide to go public use the Official Hashtag: #FTF30days and tag @focusthefire so we can cheer you on.


Track your progress. We recommend going old school and printing a blank calendar showing your #FTF30days. Each day note what you did, and where or with whom you shared it. After 30 days you will have documented proof that you can make progress toward greatness.

See you on the other side of progress!

Essential career advice for ambitious young professionals.

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