Episode 107: Ways to Right-Size Your Next Step

Ways to Right-size Your Next Step

Is the next step you want to take in your ministry or business so big that it scares you? So scary that you can’t make yourself do it? In Episode 107 of Just One Simple Thing, I’ll share three ways you can right-size your next step and make it just scary enough that it excites you again.

Welcome back to Just One Simple Thing, where we are in the middle of a series about taking your next step … not necessarily your first step, but the next one that is going to help you level up your ministry or business. Sometimes, that next step looks huge … like, not even a step, but a mountain. We need to figure how to right-size that step so it fits into our life.

When you are trying to grow while working full time or have other major things going on, you may not be able to do things the way everyone else does. In fact, right here and now, I give you permission to adjust, modify, or down-size your big idea. It’s better to do it the way you CAN, than not do it at all.

1. Limit the scope.

You don’t need all the bells and whistles, especially when you are just starting something new. Limiting the scope means cutting out anything that is not essential so you can focus on doing the important parts really well.

2. Limit the scale.

If the thing is too big, make it smaller. Make it simpler. Make it shorter.

3. Limit the space.

Limit the footprint it takes in your time, your finances, your capacity.

Let me make this clear …. I’m not suggesting that you limit your dream, or limit what God can do through you. We aren’t about small thinking that keeps you stuck. We ARE about making the steps doable so you can keep moving forward.

Say you want to use Instagram to grow your influence and impact, but the thought of reels and carousels and lives and stories make you want to crawl back in your shell. You don’t have to put it off any longer. You can limit the scope by focusing only on feed posts and stories to get started. Limit the scale by only posting to your feed three times a week. Limit the space by repurposing your other content into captions and using a scheduler to auto-post for you.

Head over to my free Facebook group Plan & Pray with Do A New Thing and grab a free worksheet to help you right-size your next step.

I’d love to hear from you this week. Which of the three tips … Limit the scope, limit the scale or limit the space … will help you most with an idea you have been toying with? Screenshot this podcast episode and share it on your social media. Be sure to tag me @doanewthing so I can cheer you on!

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