Excuses vs Analysis Paralysis

I’ve been doing a lot of overthinking lately. It was so easy the last 11+ months to not make forward steps in my business launch. I mean, I couldn’t! I literally couldn’t or, I guess can’t yet…. It’s April 14… I still have 2 weeks and 3 days before anything goes live. But the excuses were easy.

ex•cuse [verb]

release (someone) from a duty or requirement

  • That’s just one more month to pay a subscription that I can’t utilize yet.
  • That just gets my hopes up and prolongs the anxiety to the actual
  • That just prolongs the anxiety and knot in my stomach for that much longer

I had so many excuses, but it’s okay, because I was living life / enjoying life. Going on vacations. Spending time with friends and family. Living life to the fullest. And I needed this down time. We live in world that thrives on hustling and being busy. You run into a friend you haven’t seen in a bit… “how have you been?” “oh, good, just been so busy”.

I needed this down time to learn that I can slow down and savor the moments… and you know what??? I didn’t die. I didn’t get ill. I could still afford groceries and gas and things. I could still do everything I did when I was working 10-13 hours a day, only now I did them with a smile, with enjoyment, with gratitude, with calmness.

a•nal•y•sis pa•ral•y•sis [catch phrase]

over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken

And now is the time where rubber meets the road. I have done hours of research and reading and organizing my thoughts/ideas/launches/everything in my head and I need to put them on paper or get them in the automation and write the website and…. and…. and…. Tom gets home and I’ll be staring at my computer – he’ll ask “what you working on?”… my response – “everything! and nothing! please open a bottle of wine” (giggle, but seriously where’s the wine)

I need to state that I ABSOLUTELY have NO REGRETS on the choices I made. I love my new life. I am SO FREAKING EXCITED to see where this new journey takes me. I have the best support system to help me through it all. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I am not an anxious person (what’s the opposite of anxiety, I think I have that) but I feel a ping of that when I think of what’s to come. Considering what everyone is going through now with the COVID-19 scare and lockdown and what is happening and will be happening to the economy, May 1 is probably not the best time to be launching a business.

Or it could be the best time.

People will be more conscientious to buy local and support small business. Only time will tell and I am so freaking excited to come out of the closet and hit publish and go live. I really hope that my journey has resonated with some of you. I hope that by sharing my courage and fears and struggles, you have taken a leap of faith in your life. Let’s connect if you have done something brave – I’d love to hear about it.

If you’re reading this and thinking ‘gee I wish I had the balls to [insert action here]’ – this is YOUR TIME! This is IT! You can do it!

~xo, Lana