To be honest, it was hard at the end. I should have made the leap to full-time entrepreneur earlier than I did, but my secret to success was…
I did what needed to be done in order to make it happen, and I believed in myself and in my dream of owning my own business.
You can read or pin as many articles you’d like on time management, how to close a sale, which planner is best, how to get 1000 new followers, etc….
But the truth is, none of it matters — unless you take action and believe your dream is possible.
Yes, these two things, taking action and believing it is possible, are my secret weapons and you have to do both in order to see the success you desire.
You can’t build a vision board and think it is going to magically come true without any action.
You can’t take kill yourself networking and think you’re going to land a sale without believing it is possible and in yourself.
You have to do these two things TOGETHER:
Most entrepreneurs I meet struggle with one or the other, so here are a few tips to help with both. Choose one or two and implement them THIS WEEK!
- Stop trying to do everything. When we try to do everything is when nothing gets done. I highly recommend the Best Self Co. planner. This will help you define three goals for the next 90 days and help you prioritize the actions you take each day, so you hit your goals.
- Pay attention to when your most productive time is and block off a hour or so during this time each day to work on your dream. If that means you have to wake up an hour early or stay up an hour later, do it. You won’t have to hustle like this forever, but right now you need to do what needs to be done in order to get where you want to go.
- Invest in your dreams! Buy that new camera, purchase that course, have your photos taken, hire a coach, build your website, whatever. You have the resources needed to make it happen, you just need to prioritize it.
- Don’t be shy. Tell your friends, family, and network what you are working on.
- Read self help books and actually go through the exercises in them. My personal favorite is You are a Badass — it was a life changer for me.
- Find people who have accomplished what you desire. Follow them, listen to their podcasts, reach out, etc. Don’t use them as a way to compare yourself, but as motivation. Your dreams aren’t crazy. Other people have accomplished them and so can you!
- Find something you can turn to when you’re in a funk. This could be running, yoga, meditating, going on a walk, gardening, etc. Whatever will help clear and reset your mind when you start to feel negative, overwhelmed, or anxious.
- Find other people or a group who are going through something similar. Be open and honest once you feel comfortable with them. I have go-to groups and bi-weekly coffee dates with people in the same field, and often times the conversations we have are like mini therapy sessions. Knowing someone else is going through the same thing as you is so comforting.