You wake up one day and you’re like “NOW IS THE TIME”. You are ready to start that business that you have been quietly dreaming about for years. But where do you start? We have a stellar bundle course, creating by 6 female CEOs, but I want to take it back to square one for you today. The real deal on how to start a business.
Dream Big – Work Hard – Enjoy Your Success on Your Terms
You are capable of achieving all of your wildest entrepreneurial dreams. But know that it won’t be easier than a 9-5, it will just be different.
Every single bit of effort that you put into your new business will be rewarded (whether in financial gain, freedom, or pride). Your hustle will pay off, and you will enjoy your successes on your own terms.
Don’t dive in blind. Surround yourself with people doing the things that you want to do and proper resources.
DISCLAIMER: do NOT ask anyone if you can pick their brain in exchange for coffee. While the sentiment is nice, the reality is that many successful entrepreneurs simply do not have the time to provide guidance and advice to everyone that asks for free. The antidote to this is to request paid mentorship, or get involved with circles of entrepreneurs or networking groups. Cultivate genuine relationships before asking for free advice (post on this, coming soon).
Plan for how you will handle your finances, your clients, your social media. Write lists. Use ClickUp.
Prepare to Fail
Yup, I said it. You’re going to screw up. You’re going to disappoint a customer. You’re going to forget things, important things. You’re going to lose money.
Everything in life comes with some risk, and entrepreneurship is no exception.
How we respond to these mistakes is the difference.
Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your peers. Be kind to your customers.