So this doesn’t mean leaving your full time job with no idea of where the cashflow is coming from!
Some advice I received at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey was to have $50k in the bank..hahaha who has that kind of money just lying around? So a much better option is to stay employed and start stepping your way out. Through going part time, then contracting, then easing out.
Either way it will be a shock to the system. So best to be prepped with savings and an easing-out exit plan.
Building your biz from lack, sucks. Like seriously. You become desperate. And whether we like it or not everything is connected to your energy. I know you understand this. When you aren’t 100% committed to whatever it is you are doing ….Damn babe it can be felt. We can feel it in your posts. And then the results speak for themselves. So don’t build from lack. Full stop. It isn’t failing if you have to go back to a part time job. Don’t be a dick about it.
However, there are plenty of places to jump into the deep end. The faster you action something, the quicker you can decide if it is a hell yeah or a hell no. So let’s look at networking first…
This is what grew my business the fastest. It wasn’t really about my service but more around who was attracted to my energy. So even if you are introverted or extroverted, if you do it with confidence you will attract the right people. As the conviction in which you stand dictates the relevant expert in you.
The best time to network is actually when you are in startup. When you have no idea of what you are selling, doing or even who your damn niche is. Treat the first two years in biz as an experiment. A damn selfish one. Because it is the journey of personal development. You are not going to know how you will react until you are in the thick of it. How you will perform when you are in front of someone.
Honesty is the best policy. People admire and open up to vulnerability. So if you are new to the game, practicing or transitioning…Then tell people. There needn’t be a switch for when you are on or when you are off.
Now of course first impressions count. You will know the basics of your business, do your hair and slap on some lippie, shoes and put your best foot forward. The more times you do this, the clearer YOU become. This is primarily the most important thing. As when you become confident, this is damn sexy babe. You stand tall, strong and people dig that.
Where else can you jump off the deep end?
With your first business idea.
That’s right. Usually the first idea, energy, model and why, is the right one. The one that gets you fizzing, the one you leave your job for…But along the way you must go on this fucking journey of going around the bend. Seriously.
You will second guess it, tell yourself you aren’t good enough. Sabotage the shit out of yourself. Decide it is all too hard and want to give up. But it is actually your own fault for bringing the overwhelm family to the table each night for dinner. When you sleep at night your conscious mind switches off…It is you who seeks fear in the morning.
OK here are a few points to consider. You have to go on this journey regardless. The journey of self doubt, listening to others and second guessing. It’s like this secret initiation into the business world that no one really talks about. So I am.
This is a tough gig babe. 100% commitment means just that.
The thing is there will come a time when you already know what to do. The initial idea was the right one. Back yourself now to trust that everything will unfold as it should.