The alarm goes off again and you find yourself dragging your feet to get out of bed… How long do I have to do this..(asking yourself).Every Monday morning you report to your desk, grateful for the predictable cheque but something inside is saying, “Is this really what I’m meant to be doing?”
Many women are seeking more meaningful careers.In some cases, it’s not that they don’t love their day job, but there is a greater sense of fulfilment and freedom that’s missing.
Quitting your day job to start a dream business requires a lot of courage,guts and what the heck..am just going to do it attitude!
Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until they reached a point in their businesses when it was feasible to quit. This transition time can be stressful and difficult, especially when you don’t enjoy your job, but it doesn’t have to be.
While ambition is important, it is not always enough to move you forward. Maintaining your motivation and drive during your transition from employee to entrepreneur is crucial. It’s easy to veer off course and get discouraged during this transitional phase.
Here are steps you may want to consider:
1. Get clear on your reason for starting your business.
Now is the time for you to really question “why” you should start your own business. You may want to dig deep and find out what it really means for you to go launch your own “thing”..it might be for financial reasons,freedom,flexibility and so on Remember it has nothing to do with anyone but you.Whatever your reason, knowing what motivates and drives you is what will keep you focused and committed to your dream when times get difficult.
2. Commit yourself to your dream.
Being an Entrepreneur takes a lot of personal growth to ensure the success you desire. It is mostly “deliver or die”. Having the desire for something to work vs. committing to it are vastly different. When you commit to your dream, you are making a binding obligation to see it through to success. It means you are “all in,” you find solutions when faced with obstacles and you don’t quit, no matter what. Make that pledge to yourself, and then tell the people in your life.
3. Create a personal vision for your Life and Business.
Think about what you want in your life and business a year from now and write it down. Be very specific and detailed. Describe in great detail in the present tense your ideal day, what activities you engage in, who your customers/clients are, how many customers/clients you have and what your monthly income is. Keep your focus on the results you want to see. This helps you build capacity to weather the unpredictable storms that may arise in the course of running your business.
4. Set daily goals.
Take small, measurable action steps each day toward your business, understanding there will be times when it seems like you are making no progress at all. Much of the work, in the beginning, will be tedious day-to-day tasks. Realize it is all part of building your business. By taking steps each day, which includes doing the mundane, you will start seeing results. The more progress you make, the more confidence and determination you have to keep moving forward.
By taking these actions while still working your day job, you will stay focused, motivated and committed to making your dream a reality. It will also make the time spent at your job seem to go by faster.
5. Spend more time learning.
Research and study anything you can find that is pertinent to your business. The Internet provides an abundance of valuable information on building a successful business. Take courses, hire a coach or find a mentor. Listen to podcasts or audiobooks during your morning commute. The more you learn and become an expert in your area, the more self-assured, motivated and successful you will be.
6. Stay positive about your day job.
Every day, acknowledge something you appreciate about your job. Perhaps you enjoy your co-workers or always having holidays off. Maybe it’s just the free coffee or your comfortable chair.
The point is to look for the good things. The more you focus on what is positive about your current situation, the more success you will bring to all situations, including your business. Negative thoughts drain your energy, making it far more difficult to move forward with your dream.
Are you struggling to take a leap and start your own business?
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To your success!