How did you do? Manage to get some time out to do some proper soul searching and finding out your reason as to why you want to make this change? Finding the why and the must, in this link Simon Sinek explains why the WHY in your business is so damn important. https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action
Let’s have a quick run through as to why people don’t take the leap, besides fear, now according to Marie Forleo she says there are 3 main reasons that stop so many of us.
- You feel you lack good ideas
- You have too many ideas and don’t know which ones to choose, or you fear you may pick the wrong one
- You have an idea but you don’t know if it will work.
Through this set of blog posts i am quite sure we will be able to come up with all the answers for you.
So? How are you feeling about it all? Excited? I know I am, believe me…. This side of the regular day job is just so much better. I can breathe this side and my head is held high, the air is fresh and the sky is blue, how do I know? I’m not slumped over staring at the ground in what feels like defeat.
What size business do you want?
- A massive huge great big blue chip fortune 500 on the cover of Times magazine size beast of a business
- A medium enterprise which usually has less than 100 employees – this is what I am working up to, it is on my business goals dream and vision board.
- A micro business where it is just you, you are the boss the owner the tea lady the everythingJ - this is where I am now.
THERE IS NO WRONG ANSWER!
And, yes ladies, yes size does matter.
“Knowing the size of the business you want to start will inform the kind of research you will do, the kind of mentors and advisors you will connect with and the kind of actions you will take to build your business” - Tony Robbins
You need to be honest with yourself here, think about what you really want and what your ideas will require to run smoothly, Bigger is not always better! I mean thinking bout being responsible for like 20, 50, 300 staff members, eish! Ask yourself, how much do I want to earn? How much effort and time do you have to invest in your enterprise? How much responsibility do you want to have?
A little side note is that this is going to affect every single area of your life so try to look at it from every area of your life….
Journal time:- take some time, grab the wine or the coffee or herbal tea or water pop on that play list and let’s get to some soul searching.
In my perfect business I picture a small/ medium/ or badass huge business? Remember there are no wrong answers here and what i want for my business may be very different to what you want for yours.
How many employees do you have working with you? Again, there is no wrong answer here, I mean running an office in every province may excite you into squealing! Or it may send you into a dark cupboard cowering in fear….
Where are you seeing your business run from? Your laptop while still in your PJs and fluffy bunny slippers? An office? An office block in your business suite and Jimmy Choos? Or maybe you have a vision where you can wear your Jimmy’s AND your bunny slippers, (not at the same time obviously, unless your bunny slippers were Jimmy Choo’s)
Get fabulously clear on these answers, can you change your mind as your dream and vision unfold? Yes of course you can! This is meant to give you that solid foundation on which you can now grow bloom and even maybe have a personal shopper to go get you those Jimmy Choo bunny slippers, hee hee ( NO! I don’t know that he has designed these)
Now that your children are back at school and you are running around at a loss of what to do, fear not, I am here.
You are going to sneak into their room’s ninja style if you want, grab some of their craft supplies and start to get colourfully clear on what you are wanting.
Chat to you next week.