How do you get over the mental wall of going from a strong desire of wanting to start your own business to take the actual steps necessary to launch one? What comes to mind is the saying “Your REASONS need to be BIGGER than your excuses”?
Often we have a steady job, secure income, and bills to pay. We may also have people in our lives that think we would be irresponsible to pursue our BIG business dream. Let’s not forget the ever-present critical voice in our head that tells us to “Play it safe”, “You’re not smart enough”, “There is too much competition”, “Do it next year”, “Wait until you have more money” the list goes on and on.
If we don’t do the work to stack the deck of reasons in favour your business dreams the outer and inner critics quickly silence them and stop you in your tracks before you ever get a chance to begin.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe
SO let’s take a moment and dream BIG!
Let’s start with the top 10 reasons you want to start your own business. (I will get you started):
Pursue your passion (or purpose)
Inspire others by setting an example
Leave a lasting legacy
Create Freedom (mental, physical and financial)
Take pride and feel fulfilled
What are your top 5, list them out: (I know you have them, make them BIG and BOLD)
The inner and outer critics will be there with their negative talk, what are they going to say? How will you respond? Be BOLD!
Too risky, what if you don’t succeed?
When will you have time for this, you are already busy?
Who do you think you are to have your own business?
That is expensive, where will you find the money?
There are already businesses like that, what makes your special?
Answer these or any other negative thoughts that pop up for you. (Pro tips, re-read your top 10 reasons for having a business if you get stuck)
Get clear and step into the idea of your business dream become reality by taking courses, joining masterminds, watching videos, reading books, journaling, visualizing, and surrounding yourself with supportive like-minded people.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Ready set DREAM! You can do this – We can help!