What’s Really Holding You Back From True Success?

April 9, 2018  •  Platform Strategy

If there’s one word that describes this platform-building journey perfectly, it’s hustle—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Creating something from nothing isn’t easy. You have to show up every single day, set your goals, work hard, and push until you reach them. Building a platform alternates between exhilarating and exhausting.

Very quickly, your platform journey can get complicated. Overwhelm sets in. So many things demand your time and attention. Sometimes it’s hard to discern the right path.

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The good news is that you are not alone. Every platform-builder has had a similar experience, sitting in front of a blank screen and thinking “What’s next?” They all Googled questions and felt overwhelmed by conflicting advice. They all doubted their skills and abilities.

At Platform University we talk a lot about independence, influence, and income. Why? Because your goals in these three areas determine your unique path to success.

But there are common roadblocks along the way that may keep you from achieving that success—do you know which roadblocks are holding you back?

What Does “Success” Mean to You?

What sort of independence do you dream about with your platform?

How would financial stability change your day-to-day life?

What would you do with influence in your area of expertise?

For Matt McWilliams, it meant he could hire a team to help him run his growing affiliate marketing business: “We’re 100% financially independent and mostly time independent now. Influence-wise: every single day almost, we get an email saying that we’ve changed someone’s life. Literally almost every day.

For Jackie Bledsoe it meant he could have a life that was stable and secure for his family, but still exceeded his dreams: “My platform has changed my life. I’ve experienced things, been places, and changed more people’s lives than I ever imagined. And I feel like I’m just getting started.

And for me, it meant creating a platform that allows me to help entrepreneurs reach a wider audience with their message, in a structure that allows myself and my family a high level of independence.

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Your Next Step

Do you want to know what I believe is the biggest factor in your success? It’s not technical or logistical or strategic. It’s this: your ability to not quit. That’s it.

Will you keep going? Many bloggers don’t, but mostly because they don’t know their next steps.

Let me be honest with you: I really don’t want you to quit. I know how a platform can change someone’s life. I have heard hundreds (maybe thousands) of stories from our students whose lives have been transformed because they just kept going.

If you are stuck and confused on your next steps, I want to offer you a life raft. Take our 5-minute Platform Assessment today. Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • Clarity on what’s really holding you back from breaking through to that next level
  • Actionable steps to help you find your starting point or your next move
  • Perspective on the hidden value that lies within your growth points

By taking just a few minutes out of your day, this simple assessment will chart the right next step for you on your platform journey.

Don’t burn out. Don’t quit. Don’t give up and put all of those dreams on the shelf.

What will you do with the independence, influence, and income that comes with a thriving, successful platform? Great things, I’m sure. Let us help you chart the path to get you from here to there.

What’s really holding you back from true success? This five-minute assessment will show you:

John Meese

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QUESTION: Do you know your next big step? Let us know in the comment area below!

About John Meese

John is the Dean of Platform University, and spends most of his time looking for new ways to serve Platform University students. He lives south of Nashville, TN with his wife and two young kids.