This one’s for you if you’re someone who desperately wants to find your passion and purpose and turn it into an online business but you don’t know where to start.
For the longest time I was seeking a life of freedom but my head was filled with thoughts of doubt, scarcity, and- truth be told, fear.
If you’re feeling this way, I totally get it because before I started my mind was filled with thoughts like “ Who am I to inspire people?” “ What if I do all of this work and nobody follows me, or it fails?” “ What will everybody think?”
But the thing is, I had to eventually take a leap because the fear of running towards what I truly wanted and facing the unknown and giving myself the chance, was rather than the fear of waiting for 2 years and asking myself “ What if I had tried?”
There’s a great quote by Jim Rohn that says “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
So if you’ve been hoping, dreaming, of starting your own business here are three things that I want you to know to help you get started and take Massive Action to create the life of your dreams and Be Your Own Boss.
1. Tap Into your natural skills and talents.
The reason why I saw my company, and brand I started grow so fast was not because I tried to be something that I wasn’t.
I stood my ground and decided to become more of what I was and craved to become.
I was always the person who was coaching people, before I even knew what coaching was.
Surface-level conversations never appealed to me – I always wanted to know what people’s biggest hopes and dreams were and I always saw the potential in people that they couldn’t yet see in themselves.
I started a Blog not really knowing much about the online space, and very soon it became my full-time online business. The reason (I think) is because I speak from the heart- I created the very thing that I wished existed- and now I’m so blessed to call it my job.
The exact same thing can happen for you.
Look at the things that come naturally to you.
Is it connecting people? Is it helping others make things look beautiful? Is it posting on social media? Is it writing beautiful copy? Is it taking stunning pictures? Maybe it’s being the best ear ever, when people need someone to listen to them and being able to help them reframe their problems into incredible Solutions.
Whatever it is, remember that you have a gift that’s why you were put on this Earth. And the reason that you desire to do something bigger is because it’s what you’re meant to do.
2. Remember to be your biggest cheerleader
A lot of the time I see people who are starting new businesses that say that their friends, and family don’t support them. Because of that they quit.
The important thing to remember is that at the very beginning chances are that no one will be able to see your vision as strongly as you. There’s a reason that you have a vision, because it’s YOUR vision. YOU were meant to bring it into the world.
Sometimes our close friends or family members just won’t get it.
And that’s okay.
Because as you move more deeply into your true desires, gifts, and interests and you share that with the world you’ll start to meet more people who are align to the new level that you’re at. In my experience these people start off at friends and now they feel just like my family. Know that your relationships will grow and get deeper as you grow.
And so remember to be your first support system.
3. Remove the plan b. Make this your A.
Before I started this business I had many ideas and plans before that didn’t work out.
Now, looking back I realize that the reason why they didn’t work out is because I didn’t completely commit. I didn’t step into the person that I needed to be in order to see the success I was after. I never shared my products and services because I had fear of what people would think, and doubt that anyone would like it enough to purchase.
That all changes when you decide that there is no back-up plan. That you’re going to make it work. Because when you hit that first road block, as we all do, instead of giving up- you get creative.
You look for ways to make it work, you look for different strategies to improve the situation.
When your plan A is the only plan you make it work.
You tap into that power within you, that’s always been there.
So if you really want this. You really want to create the business of your dreams. You really wanted create a life of Freedom. You really want to choose your own schedule and share your unique gifts to make a massive impact in the world, you need to decide that it’s going to happen, expect it, and keep moving forward no matter what.
We are so lucky and blessed to be living in The Best Time Ever when you can literally add value to the world in whatever way comes naturally to you and use it in a way where you can get paid to do work you love, and you are truly proud of.
Rewrite your story in a way that serves you. No matter where you are, you can restart today!
You are the creator of your own reality, and your own muse.
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