You either want it or you don't. In business, it is that simple. Yes, it may sound harsh but it is the truth. Do you want a business? Financial freedom? Time to spend with family? To create a difference and help others? To turn your passion into something sustainable? Well, commit to doing it!
You know the old saying- It takes a village to raise a child…well the same can be said for raising a business. No business person can stand alone. Most of who have come up with great business ideas soon realize that we need help/support and advice from other like-minded persons.
So many entrepreneurs suffer burn out and frustration trying to build their business because they are still working a traditional 8 to 4 job. Many lament about the lack of time to really grow their business or the lack of opportunity to delegate some tasks so they could focus on the money generating aspects of business.
It is no secret that our biggest critic is ourselves. Every day we wake up and we say our prayers and then we start our daily routine of self-sabotage. We talk ourselves out of a deal. We talk ourselves out of a approaching a potential business client. We even talk ourselves out of going to the gym to ensure our bodies are in tip top shape. Why do we do this? It is different for everybody.
When people talk about the freedom of being an entrepreneur, one of the things they always site is the freedom of working from home. They paint this picture of waking up whenever you want, not having to endure long commutes and not being hounded to attend mind numbing meetings that serve absolutely no purpose.
I never realized how much I was addicted to my wifi until the day I was busy trying to put together the email sequence for my first webinar and when it was time for me to test the software…poof. Nada. Zilch.
Today is the first day that I am free. Free to fully pursue my dream and my passion and live the life that I really want. It has been months, even years in planning. Many things stopped me in my tracks every time I was ready to make this leap of faith but finally...finally I have done it.
My vision board is my guiding light; the thing that spurs me on to keep on pushing till I achieve everything I want to achieve. My vision board is what I know I deserve. One thing I encourage my clients to do is create a vision board for their business. Everyone’s board looks different and is a reflection of the direction you want your business to grow and the ultimate outcome of all of your hard work.
At some point in our lives we have had to make this very difficult decision. When is the right time to leave a bad situation to make our lives a little bit better. It is never an easy decision, but if it is truly something that you desire as an entrepreneur then its something that you should plan properly for because you can never foresee what obstacles may come your way.
When was the last time you conducted a SWOT analysis of your business? Maybe when you were now starting up a few years ago? But sometimes it is necessary for you to step back and do a thorough assessment of where your business is positioned in the market. How many new businesses offering the same or similar services have opened since you started? Has your main competitor expanded or closed down? Is there room to grow into a new market?