When I started my own business, I did not have a clue. NADA!!! The excitement that I had thrumming through my veins was being tested by being told to “Get a Real Job” or “Stop Playing at Business” “Who do YOU think You Are?” or even worse zero acknowledgement. I kept wondering at this point what a real job is anyway. There is no loyalty or security now a day at a “real job”.
To make matters worse I was putting on a face to the rest of the world that everything is great.
Burning the candle at both ends as I was trying to figure out what in god’s name was I doing and trying to defend my business to others. During all of this I was too embarrassed to ask for help. I mistakenly believed I could do it All myself. HA.
Have you had an acquaintance ask “How is Business going” and you say everything is great meanwhile clients are lacking and you are stressing over where you are going? What you are doing and why? Do you feel like crap because your family members do not even acknowledge you have a business? They think it is just a hobby. With supporters like these you don’t need to worry about having enemies.
This is what I was encountering, plus more. Websites, list building, social media, marketing my message, along with limited funds soon all started to grate on my nerves. I have learned a lot since all this took place.
What happens when the mind chatter starts and has you doubting yourself? This has happened too many times to count, where all day I would chase my tail and question if I was going in the right direction. Was I taking the right steps in getting my business to move forward? A great way to stop this useless mind chatter is to focus on the project you started. Even if you realize that you are not going in the right direction, you may just need a minor course adjustment. When I started my own business I was a financial representative. I hated it but I tried it and learned it wasn’t for me. Next..
The following is something I wish I had know when I started my business. You can’t do it all alone. Reach out ask for help.
First and foremost make sure you have supporters who will empower, inspire and motivate you as well as challenge you. The best thing I had done back then was get involved in a group program; the people I met were invaluable to me. Helping me back up when I stumbled and a place to ask questions when I needed information on How To.
Find a coach to help you navigate the waters of your new business. Make sure you start to build a community for yourself as you start to grow and feel the resistance of those around you. Have people behind you cheering you on.
Listen to others when they are speaking to you. Nothing brings us back to the moment and engages us in life like listening.
Push past your boundaries. Get uncomfortable and be OK with it. What makes you uncomfortable? Meeting new people? Then challenge yourself to meet someone new every week. A great place to do that is on Twitter or Face book. Do not judge yourself because you are afraid or feel you should have everything under control.
Take baby steps to change the situation. Be powerful and enjoy yourself, while ignoring the mind chatter and the comments from others. Be determined, passionate and driven towards your dreams keeping open communication with those closest to you.
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