Days go by as your sitting at your desk job, hating every minute of it, wondering when will you take a leap into your dreams. All of the sudden, your colleague taps you on the shoulder and tells you a funny joke, and then you start to think, “well maybe this isn’t so bad.” All the while, deep down inside, you know that this isn’t the place for you.
You’ve got the entrepreneur bug, the feeling of wanting to create something to call your own. A place where you can decide and make a difference the way that you choose. But, you don’t necessarily know how to take that leap, well we have gathered a few tips for you so you can finally take your leap of faith!
1. Decide to Start– The first step in the process of starting your own business is asking yourself, why do you want to start this business? How will it make you feel once you achieve it? And How will it change your life to become an entrepreneur? Write these answers down and keep them in a safe place because you will need them for motivation down the road. When you decided to start your own business, you have to expect and be ready to handle obstacles when they come your way because there is no one else to do it for you. When you reached the realization that you want to own your time, your business, and your life you should put a plan in action to achieve your dream life!
2. Take Action– This is the most important step for the success of any business. Taking action can encompass all aspects of your business, and it should be implemented throughout the life of your business. Taking action can be the single greatest difference between success and failure. It is one of the hardest phases of starting your own business because it takes a lot of effort, faith, patience and yields little return on investment. So many people get caught up in the details, that they become overwhelmed and frustrated before they even begin.
3.Prepare to Sacrifice – Are you making time to work on your business or side hustle daily? The key to having a successful business is consistency, which means you need to take time out of each day to invest in your ideas. I know it can be difficult to find the time when you have a 9-5, a family, and friends but scheduling an hour or two to work on your ideas is crucial to the life of your business. If you are struggling to find the time we recommend these articles about work-life balance and how to start your passion project. And don’t be discouraged if you have to work on your business at odd hours of the day because by scheduling meetings at different times of the day, you will also begin to realize what time of the day works best for you to get $h*t done!
4. Adopt a Success Driven Mindset!– You will not get anywhere constantly saying things like “I can’t do it” or “It’s too hard.” You must have the mindset of completely surrendering to your dreams and doing whatever it takes to make your dreams a reality. Act as though you already have a successful business and be bold with your ideas. The key to standing out in a saturated market is having unique ideas no one has done before or putting a spin on your industry no one has thought of before – think outside the box!
5. No Microwavable Mindsets are ALLOWED- Stop wanting things to happen in an instant…this isn’t popcorn you put in a microwave! It’s not always going to work out the way that you think, and it won’t be easy! You’ll have setbacks; you’ll have come ups, things will knock you down, something may happen in your life that you have no control of, but, you can’t just give up after setbacks. You also can’t sit back and think just because something went viral or you have a successful moment that you are in the clear. You have to keep learning, growing, and stay humble above all else!
Whatever it is that you are passionate about, pursue it with all of your heart and don’t doubt your calling just because things get tough – that is part of the journey to make you grow as a human being! Life is too short to wake up one day and realize life went by you and you didn’t take a chance on yourself to live the life of your dreams! Believe in your power, have the work ethic to back up your big dreams, and visualize yourself already at the finish line because you are on your way girl!