It’s easy to get frustrated when you come across a technical task that you don’t know how to do. When you’re ready to move forward and get stuck by a lack of know-how, it can start that negative chatter running through your head again: I’m no good at this? What was I thinking? Why am I even trying to do this anyway? I want some french fries…
During times like this we have to keep in mind that no one has all of the knowledge they need to do everything. None of us are born knowing what we need to do. None of us. We learn as we grow and the same holds true when it comes to being an entrepreneur.
We all start at ZERO. I’ll say it again, we all start at ZERO.
There is No Technical Task You Cannot Conquer
You might not know how to set up a blog. If you’ve never done it before, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t know how to get started. But in today’s age, the Internet gives us a world of knowledge right at our fingertips.
How did we survive pre-Google?
If you don’t know how to set up a blog, you can pull up a video on how to do it and then follow the instructions step by step until you’re finished. Some people already know how to build a blog, but they don’t know how to set up call-to-action buttons or how to add a shopping cart.
All of this type of information can easily be found in video tutorials. You can take the time to go through the video and pause it at each step as you implement the task. And there are hundreds of videos out there that address every technical task question you might have.
You can also join entrepreneurial forums and post a question when you need help with a specific task. Many of these forums are filled with people who have already traveled the path that you’re now on. These people freely share the knowledge that they have with others.
If you’re trying to work with software and can’t quite grasp it, you can also look this up with videos. You can also go to a search engine, type in the name of the software and add the word manual after it.
There are often PDF manuals for software available that will walk you through whatever it is that you need to do. You’ll learn as you go along. Months down the road, you’ll be amazed at what you’ve learned . Then you’ll be in a position to help someone else when they have a question about a task.
If you’ve ever attempted to learn a new piece of software, you know where I’m coming from. Think about the last piece of software you learned to use. Do you remember what it felt like when you started from the beginning? Now think about how far you’ve come!
Sometimes I impress myself when I reflect on all the techy things I’ve learned over the years. That’s why I truly believe there’s no technical task you cannot conquer. Or if you don’t conquer it, you can at least claim half competency!
Keep in mind, there will always be a technical task that you might not know how to do. Learning should never stop when you’re an entrepreneur. You want your business to succeed and that means growth.
Any time there’s growth with a business, there will be new things you have to handle. Give technical tasks a shot and if you get stuck, you can always pop into a marketing forum and simply ask a very specific question telling people where you got stuck, so they can help.