This past year, born out of an international pandemic, I launched my first ever location independent business. It has been a dream of mine since before I can remember, and now finally, at the age of 48, after careers in dance, real estate, event planning, and start-ups, I have done it. For the first time in my life I have truly aligned my passions, my talents, my skills, and my values, and poured them into a business that allows me to have a positive impact on peoples’ lives. And I can do that from anywhere in the world as long as I am connected to the Internet.
But we all know that starting a business isn’t easy. In the beginning, as you are building, it feels like you are pushing a boulder up a hill. Some days you make very little progress. Other days it feels like there are too many obstacles. Then there are glorious days, where the ground seems to level out, even just for that day, and you make enough progress to keep you going.
As I continue to push my...
Starting over can be so overwhelming that quite frankly, most of the time it never happens.
We justify NOT doing anything about it with a variety of excuses:
Our egos do an amazing job of keeping us right where we are. Their job is to keep us right there in the safety of our comfort zone, even though our comfort zone might have become quite uncomfortable.
Isn't it amazing how long we allow ourselves to stay uncomfortable? Why do we do that? For the most part it is:
You might not know exactly what it looks like yet, but you do know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you want to start a business. For whatever reason, or maybe for a thousand reasons, you have always had the desire to go into business for yourself. Whether it is that you don’t fit into the corporate mold or that you want the flexibility to design your own days, you have your sites set on being a business owner.
Let me make this clear from the very beginning: Getting started is the absolute hardest part. It’s no wonder you haven’t done it yet. It is daunting, overwhelming, and just plain scary to start a business.
What if you choose the wrong thing?
What if you fail?
What if your idea sucks?
What if...fill in the blank. I know you’ve got a million more.
The truth is, you will never know the answer to any of those what ifs.
There is no answer.
It doesn’t exist.
“What if” is something that may or may not...