You know how you have these great ideas pop into your head, and they feel inspired by something bigger than you, but just SO right for you to do.
You start taking action – even just a few little planning steps – and the thoughts expand and grow into a really awesome business idea!
After the thoughts come and some initial written planning, you feel so ready to take on the entrepreneurial life and get into the real action that’s going to create your business.
This is where many people start to feel overwhelmed. Because, while the ideas may be superb and the planning really fired you up, the technical and admin tasks bring on LOTS of new experiences.
I’m sure most people reading this can agree that learning new skills can put our minds in to resistance mode. You know, that not-so-supportive part of our thinking that gives us all kinds of reasons to stop moving forward.
Perhaps you’ve said some of these statements to yourself:
“This is too frustrating.”
“I don’t have the time.”
“I can’t learn all this!”
“There’s just too much technology to figure out. I’ll just have to wait until I can pay someone to do this.”
Our creative minds can always come up with reasons that something isn’t right for us. Even when a MORE inspired part of our mind thought it was so perfect for us before.
The question we all have to ask ourselves (and I still do on a regular basis!) is what part of our thinking is reliable?
What thinking drives us forward and what is holding us back?
You have within you the ability to bring about the things in your life that are divinely designed just for you. Whether it’s to do with business, family, community or just your general personal journey. There are certain likes, interests and skills that you have so that YOU can bring something to life.
Something for people all over the world, for your local community or for individual people.
The How-to is All About You
I have to admit that the “how to” title of this post is a tad misleading, because I don’t have a real method or step-by-step sequence for you.
The beauty of entrepreneurship is that each of us will run our businesses differently. There’s no ‘one way’ to start your business or to keep yourself motivated to take consistent action. However, there is YOUR way that you’ll determine as time goes on.
I have a few words for you to take in that will get you focussed on what your unique method is and how you can go about maintaining consistent action. Which is what will be the key to bringing your business to life.
I’ve been watching a few Elon Musk interviews lately and he has this cool saying that he got from a friend:
“Starting a business is like eating glass and staring into the abyss.”
At first read it doesn’t sound very inspiring, but after hearing him say that in a few different videos I’ve got a good rephrase that inspires me:
“Starting a business involves lots of tough, challenging tasks that you never anticipated. As you progress and grow (i.e. get through failure-like situations) you realize that this business is bigger than you and you just have to take it as a journey that doesn’t ever end.”
Elon put it more succinctly, but I love putting my own spin on thought-provoking words.
In fact, I’d like to hear your spin. What does ‘eating glass and staring into the abyss’ mean to you in relation to starting and running a business. Share your thoughts in the comments below and notice how it will be a bit or a lot different than mine and anybody else’s.
That will also drive my point home that you will discover a unique way to run your business. [bctt tweet=”You’ll bring your business idea to life in a way that jives with all the things that make you….you!” username=”savvysmallbiz”]
You’ll discover your personal style for:
- Overcoming challenges
- Bringing personality to your business
- Maintaining motivation
- Taking consistent action
- Setting goals and achieving them
- Letting go of goals that aren’t serving you well anymore
- Growing to become the best version of yourself (which should be regularly updated)
And how do you discover your business style?
- Start a new business
- Never give up
- Pivot as needed
- Be aware of that still small voice within you that will guide you in the direction you’re meant to go
And perhaps my life mantra will resonate with you:
Always be learning.
Would you like an action guide that provides you some steps to get your business started or give your existing business a boost?
Steph has been building businesses, mostly from home, for over 10 years. She provides virtual marketing services and consulting and also coaches entrepreneurs to start and grow their business from home. Steph educates her two boys at home and they are all comfortably nestled in the trees in Central Ontario. She loves being a home-body and building up her permaculture property. Learn more about Steph at www.creatingworkandplay.com