How to Take Full Advantage of the Resources at Your Disposal.
Resourcing, as well as marketing, is an unsung hero of building any sort of project or business and establishing yourself. It all comes down to the fact that no one can go at it alone.
Essentially, resourcing is tuning into the things around you that can and will be of use in your endeavors. When you get in touch with people, websites, and funds, you're tapping into a greater potential for yourself and your dream than you would if you were just utilizing yourself, your technological knowledge, and your own money.
The trick is to get in touch with the right people. Where do the people that have been where you've been and done what you've done hang out? Where can you find the tech moguls, the motivational coaches, the successful authors?
Don't scoff at these questions, either. Who knows the most about what you're trying to do?
The people who have already done it and been successful at it.
Who has useful advice you'd probably be able to ask them about?
That's right: The experts.
In many ways, this path is one that is turning you into an expert in your field, too. When you step out and read the articles, build the websites, attend the seminars, and start talking to strangers about your plans, you've opened yourself up to potential. Suddenly, you may have stumbled upon a person that is equally as interested in your cause, or in need of a service in exchange of something useful they can offer you. You're networking and expanding and becoming a resource for others, too.
And I think that is the end goal of resourcing. When you've gained so much that other people can utilize the information you have, when you've basically become a coach that can help and develop novice people coming into your field, you've become something amazing.
And who doesn't want to be the one to give people the gift of knowledge?
On top of that, people learn and retain information best when they have to teach it to someone else. So, you're essentially doing yourself a favor if you get to this point in your career.
Resourcing is also important if you're trying to get into a field that hasn't fully been developed, yet.
When you're working in entirely new territory, it's important to see where people in similar fields have been and for you to see the mistakes they made and the things that worked well for them so you don't become overwhelmed. Nothing halts progress more than having all of your irons in the fire and then having to add a couple more without a plan.
Having people at your side, a team even, is one of the most vital resources you could utilize. As I move into new business ventures, I find an accumulation of people and other important resources crop up just because I made the decision to go for this next new thing.
For example, I'm working on a new business that has been an idea for a while now. Nothing happened with it until I decided to actually tell people about it. When I told my marketer, suddenly, the idea needed a name. When I told my business coach, the app needed a parent company and to be rebranded. When I told my friends, they had resources and ideas and people that could be of help to me if I went and spoke with them, too.
And if the idea is big enough and rings true enough for people, you suddenly have people offering to fund it for you. Why? People believe in good ideas and helping others. It's a form of philanthropy that extends outward in millions of ways that make people feel good because helping people makes people feel good.
On an important final note, don't forget about the most important resource you have: Yourself.
Sure, you don't have everything you need, and you may never have it all figured out, but the brain in your head and the courage in your heart and the knowledge that you are undeniably worthy of your wildest dreams is the thing that gets you out the door and taking your first steps.
Success can only come if you walk toward it.
Lexi Mohney is a self published author and a book coach living in Ann Arbor, MI. Throughout her writing and coaching career, she's lived by the motto of courage and worked with her own coaches, groups, and support system to see her Big Audacious Dreams come true so she can help others achieve success, too. Her first published piece is a finalist in the 7th Annual Bisexual Book Awards, and she is in the process of querying agents for her latest novel, Soulkind, which is the first in the Soul Hunter Series. For any and all questions pertaining to her work, contact her through her website or find her on social media.