Many of us are paralyzed by too many ideas. We get overwhelmed on which to implement, when, how, and most importantly, WHY. This metaphor is brilliant. I heard it from an Amway stage years ago. You can't steer a parked car and you can't park a moving one. The act of taking action is driving. A coach or mentor can't steer your action if you're not taking it. In fact, have you ever tried to steer a car while it's parked? The power steering is off and the wheel is extremely hard to turn. It's the same way with people. It's easy to turn when they're moving, harder to turn when they're slow and hardest to turn them in their parked. There are also people that don't listen even when they're taking action. They are like the car which loses its power steering on the road! That's not as bad as losing your power breaks, but it's scary. Some people are like that too. These people can be just as dangerous to themselves and their future as the ones that are parked and doing nothing. What about the other side of this metaphor? You can't park a moving one. You have to slow down and then stop the car before you can park. What does parking look like in a person of action? It's them slowing down to come into a mastermind retreat or a weekly call or a meeting with a mentor. They're slowing down from their action, parking, to receive new information. It might be pulling in for gas or getting their tires filled with air or their fluid levels topped off. They might be getting a repair or some maintenance done before they can get back on the road of action.
These are all coaching and mentoring metaphors, but they're very useful to everyone listening to this podcast. Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you feel like you're parked and you've got tons of ideas, but you just don't know which one to do or when to do it or why to do it? Do you have people trying to give you advice and steer you, but it only makes it worse? These are all signs of overwhelm. Part of your problem could be that you're an over-thinker with classic paralysis by analysis. Or you could just be confused because you've been given different forms of advice mixed with your ideas and you don't know what to do. The result of either scenario is that you don't move and you keep your car parked This is why I designed and created the Smart Cleaning School. If your brand new or feel that overwhelmed, continue to join me on this podcast journey and I will give you a map to achieve your goals. If you'd like to go beyond making the map and having goals, the next step is accountability to achieving them. Accountability around goals decided by an individual's why is like getting your car out of the shop. Your car is lubed and ready to perform. You will no longer want to stay parked because you know why you are doing your business and you know the next step to take. No one's going to tell you how fast to go, that's up to you. But just the simple fact that you get moving puts you in a place where you can be steered by others who love and support you. That's what it takes to accomplish your goals and dreams through the business that you've created. This is what makes your life, your family's life, and your community better. Would you like this for your life? The Smart Cleaning School has multiple resources, free and paid for you to accomplish this. You can even schedule a free coaching call with me to help you, regardless of where you are on the journey!
The Smart Cleaning School Podcast helps cleaning business owners from start-up to the struggling solo to the striving seven-figure get SMARTER in their businesses, reshape their mindset, increase productivity, clear the overwhelm, and get clarity through SMART goal-setting & personal accountability. Ken Carfagno is a lifetime learner and teacher. His mission is to help visionaries make the impact they were meant to make.