Do you have a fear of technology? In this podcast, I share six ways you can bust these challenges for good and grow your coaching business.
Six Ways To Beat Fear Of Technology
Do you sometimes feel numb when it comes to technology, and you feel that there's so much to do while actually building and growing a coaching business? If that's the case, this podcast is for you. I'm going to share with you six ways on how you can overcome this fear for good.
I still remember the first time I walked into my Sound Engineering Institute in the year 2001. There were around 20 people in that batch, and in that entire batch, I was the one who felt that I was technologically challenged. That means I did not know anything about computers. All of my friends were talking about RAM and ROM and this and that. I felt out of place. I remember that day when I entered the first day of school and the college institute, and I experienced this. I decided that by the time I leave this institute, I need to overcome all of this. Because if I was going to continue thinking of myself as a non-technical person, then there's no way I could have succeeded in the entire Institute. In fact, by the end of those nine months, I was able to completely disassemble a studio and reassemble it, whether it's an analog studio or a digital studio. So what I want to share with you in this audio will be really inspiring for you because I've been through the same journey of having fear with technology but facing it head-on.
Right now, if you see, I can qualify myself as a geek in this space, and I just fell in love with the whole process of how to approach overcoming technology hurdles, especially in the coaching business. I know many of you here who are listening to this, maybe in my community or maybe above 40 or 50 years old, and you have thought to yourself that maybe this is not the right thing for me or maybe this is only for people who are more acclimatized to technology and stuff like that. Having said that, the answer is anybody can change, anybody can grow. It doesn't matter whether you're 75 or 80 years old, it doesn't matter whether you're a nine-year-old kid.
Today, we are living in a world where if you're not adapting and adopting technology, you're going to be living in the Stone Age. It's just a matter of time that somebody else will overtake you. I don't want you to become a dinosaur in today's day and age. But let's get into the six points right now. The first way to overcome the fear of technology while building a coaching business is to drop the tags and be open to learning.
You know, what are the tags? "I'm too old. I'm too young. I'm a non-technical person. I'm, you know, whatever. I haven't studied this." All of that is just BS, if you ask me. Drop those tags and be open to learning. When you drop the tags, it opens up a whole new world of opportunities because now you're removing the lid from your head. You're saying that it does not matter what my background is. All that matters is what I want to put into my head. That is the first starting point when it comes to overcoming any kind of technology hurdles. That's what happened in my case when I entered the Diploma Sound Engineering course on day one. I decided that I'm going to drop this tag saying that I'm not a technical guy, but I'm going to become a technical guy in the next 3 to 4 months. I was determined to make that happen. OK?
The second way to overcome the fear of technology while building a coaching business is to stop fixating on the peak. The peak could take many forms: individuals making substantial earnings in rupees per month, achieving high annual income, or observing other coaches excelling with high-quality video presentations and elaborate studio setups, equipped with various audio gear. You may also be tracking creators and influencers accumulating thousands of likes on their posts. This might lead you to feel inferior, as if everyone else has already reached the pinnacle.
You may be thinking, "For me to become an ultimate coach, it feels like I have to scale Mount Everest right now." However, it's crucial to remember that everyone, even within our online community, started from ground zero. The key to conquering the fear of technology is to cease focusing on the peak and instead concentrate on your next step.
If you're participating in a hackathon, complete each task at the hackathon's pace. If you're following my courses, match your learning pace to the course materials. If you haven't yet joined my community, visit internetlifesell.com and click on the "Path" option in the top menu. I've meticulously designed this path, which was previously available as a PDF download but is now presented as an engaging visualization on the website. Following this path will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by the peak. Moreover, journeying alongside community members, particularly if you're in the hackathon, where I organize teams, can make the experience enjoyable. This way, you won't be overly preoccupied with technology-induced stress; instead, you'll be focused on taking the next step.
Moving on to the third method for overcoming the fear of technology in your coaching business: Learn one tool or skill at a time. You don't have to master everything all at once. Dedicate a weekend to mastering one tool. For example, allocate a weekend to learning about a learning management system, another for email marketing, and another for a tracking system. I personally recommend that everyone get hands-on experience with at least three to four critical systems used in my business. By dedicating a weekend to each tool and spending 4 to 5 hours exploring its features thoroughly, clicking through every aspect of the tool, and understanding its logic and functionality with an open mind, you'll find it manageable. The more you practice, the faster you'll become.
What often happens is that most people don't even take that initial step, leading them to get trapped in a cycle of procrastination and reliance on others to handle technology-related tasks. This results in delays in their business launches and the overall operation of their businesses takes a hit. So, step number three is to learn one tool or skill at a time.
Now, moving on to the fourth and most effective method for conquering the fear of technology while establishing a coaching business: Find an accountability partner or a hackathon buddy. If you're not yet a part of our community, please visit sidz.co/join and become a member. Within this community, you can join a hackathon and be grouped into teams, providing you with a support system to help each other and hold one another accountable throughout the entire journey.
In the current version of the hackathon, participants are organized into teams of five. These teams work together, motivating each other to complete the entire hackathon and earn the Freedom Finisher Award. I've turned this into an engaging game because, for those of you who fear technology when working alone, there's a high likelihood that you might give up and make excuses. However, when you have even one or two people pushing you and reminding you not to quit, insisting that you must move forward and make it happen, you'll learn technology and make progress much faster than ever before.
Number five, if you want to overcome the fear of technology while building a coaching business, beat the complacent mind. This mind is like a monkey mind. It jumps from one place to the other. Your mind can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. We know that some of you might have heard of this before. Even it's written in the bug with also, right? Even Arjuna goes to Krishna and says, "I can control the wind but I can't control my mind." But Lord Krishna tells him that it's okay, Arjuna, even if you can't control the wind, if you can't control your mind, you can. But through practice, through practice, anything can happen. In the beginning, it may be difficult. But later on, it gets better as I say, right, your environment is stronger than your willpower.
And in case some of you here have this issue where you start to do something, you come across some technology and suddenly the mind tells you that, "Oh, no, don't do it right now. You know, it is too difficult or whatever." Right? Whenever you come across that situation where you know that your mind is telling you to be more comfortable and complacent, beat it. And how do you do it? Do it anyway when your mind throws resistance, because what will happen is, the mind is giving you a suggestion to be more comfortable. Okay? At that very moment, if you tell the mind, "Thank you so much for this, but I'm gonna do it anyway and see what happens," and you do it. What happens is it's going to trick your mind, and you're going to move to the next level of productivity or action-taking. The next time the mind tells you the same thing, you'll actually build that mental muscle of overcoming resistances. This entire game is just a game of resistance. Everybody has resistances, okay? Including myself. I've had different resistances at different stages in my business, and I continue to have different resistances at the stage that I'm in. So it never ends. But the whole idea is when you do something anyway, in spite of the fear being there, whenever your mind throws resistance, that is going to be your true superpower.
And finally, number six, the best way to overcome your fear of technology by building a coaching business is to first list down all the reasons why your dreams must be a priority. Why do you even want to do this coaching business? Why do you want to build communities? Why do you want to really build a business online from the comfort of your home? Make a list of at least 21 things on why your dreams must be a priority. Because when you intensify your "why," all of the other challenges will become very trivial for you. When I got deep into understanding the reason why I want to do what I wanted to do, then what are the challenges that keep coming my way? It only becomes a stepping stone to move up to the next level.
And I continue to have challenges at different stages in my business. Sometimes there are product challenges, sometimes there are people challenges, sometimes there are community challenges. Sometimes there are external challenges where people are trying to come and just hack into this community and take customers from here and all kinds of crazy things happen. But the beautiful thing is, because you have a strong code of honor, we are able to find quick solutions to those challenges by maintaining the sanctity and beauty of this community, by
bringing back the "why" on the front.
Okay. You'll notice in this world there'll be two kinds of people
the wolves. Like what I'm trying to do is I'm basically trying to create like a pack of wolves here. And the wolves have a very strong code of honor. There's an alpha wolf. They're very protective of their family and their community. Yeah. And that's a very good mindset to keep where the wolves have always had this. If, even if you have watched the movie, you know, Mogli and stuff, you know, that Mogli was brought up in a wolf pack. And um there's so much of bonding in a wolf pack and support for each other in a wolf pack.
But on the other side, you also have the jackals – the jackals who go and, you know, work for some tiger, and they come in and feed on other people's success. Now, you have to identify when situations like this happen. There are wolves and jackals in the entire industry. You will find different kinds of people, and you can identify one when you see one based on their intent and the way they operate as a person. That is when you have to really put up your guard and see how you can actually grow. So, how is this connected to technology as you're growing in your business? You will also come across all different tools, hacks, and ways of using technology. But who you're learning technology from also matters because once your dreams are made a priority and you know your reason why, and once your values are strong, then you'll be able to find mentors who are teaching technology and are aligned with your values. Don't just go to someplace and learn something just because somebody is making more money. If you know that their intention is not in the right place, take that one step back and question yourself, like, why are you even in that place?
The whole idea of why I am sharing this podcast with all of you is to help you understand that to overcome technology, you have to drop the tags. You have to stop looking at the peak. You have to learn one tool or one skill at a time. You have to find an accountability partner. You have to be the complacent mind and intensify your why. When this happens, everything becomes much easier for you.
I hope you found this podcast useful. If you're not a part of our community yet, you can go to sidz.co/join and join the community. And if you're already a silver or gold member in our community, I highly recommend that you attend my next Diamond certification showcase by going to the link below this podcast or you can go to sidz.co/diamond and learn more about how you can become a part of this pack of wolves that I'm talking about, who are truly making a difference in our coaching industry at a level that is on a totally different level. So, wish you all the best, catch the next episode, and keep watching out for more of such podcasts. Take care, God bless.
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