In today’s world of rapid-paced online business, it’s easy to feel like a slow poke.
When you’re putting the finishing touches on a website that you meant to build years ago, or you’re finally setting up shop on Etsy long after everyone else at the craft bizarre has been there, done that… it’s easy to feel behind. To feel like a slow poke.
I totally get it. (And am guilty of feeling the same way, most of the time.)
Because you wanna hear about being a slow poke?
LET ME TELL YOU…
I didn’t start wearing skinny jeans until this year. (True story.)
I’d been running my handmade business for 3 years before I finally started an e-mail list. And it took a few more years after that before I started to treat it like the vital asset it truly is.
I’m finally–just now–starting to build an online video course, long after all the other handmade coaches seem to have moved on to membership sites and software packages.
I STILL BLOG WITH WORDS AND LETTERS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO READ WITH THEIR EYEBALLS.
I have a list of new product collection ideas a mile long that I know I’ll get to… eventually.
I’m still holding out on joining Snapchat.
I’m still scared no one will like it when I put out something new.
BUT THE THING IS…
Even if you feel like you’re being a “slow-poke” or “late to the game” or that you “missed the window of opportunity”…
Chances are – you’re right on time.
As online entrepreneurs, we are in the thick of it. We read business blogs, and listen to podcasts, and hear about all of the latest and greatest tactics and marketing, and product launches. It’s easy to feel consistently behind-the-curve.
But we’re not.
The rest of the world? As in, regular people who just work regular jobs and shop for fun (instead of for research)?
They will have NO IDEA that you are 2 years behind schedule when you put out your website or new product collection.
Like you, many of your customers have just signed up for Facebook or figured out that “Etsy” isn’t a typo for “EBay.”
It’s easy to worship the early-adopters. The risk-takers. The 1.0s.
But there’s no harm in joining the club once it’s proven itself to be worth joining.
You aren’t a slowpoke. You’re the upgrade.
You create magic and it’s NEVER too late for you to share it with the world.