4 Things to consider before you start your business

You want to be a Boss, but you don’t realize everything that it takes to run a successful business. So you start this amazing business only to get frustrated, burnt out, and ready to give up.

This won’t happen to you because you’re going to really think about if you have what it takes to really give this a go. Because you might just like the idea of being a Boss. So before you jump into the role of a Boss, I want you to consider these 4 things.

1.      Do you have the time to invest in building a business?

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You're Not Just A CEO

Starting a business takes more than a great idea and a PayPal account. It takes you as Queen CEO to learn several new roles. You know like the marketing to get your business in front of everyone, the branding, the website design, all of these other things that have nothing to do with your product or service. Only they do.

The bad part for me was some of the most important roles were the ones I had the least experience in. If you're like me, then you push yourself to get through this because this business is your dream. So you take a couple classes here and there, try to figure stuff out on your own, only to realize you have no clue what it all takes.

It takes one thing, you knowing that you'll forever be a student as an entrepreneur.

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Investing in a Coach

Reaching out to get help from a coach, mentor, or taking a class is a great investment in your growth. I know it’s sometimes hard to admit that you don't know it all, but it’s true. Working with a coach is such a great investment because you get all their knowledge and experience without having to go through it. Win-Win.

If I could start my business journey over I would have invested in a business coach sooner so that I could have built my business faster, with fewer headaches, and less financial investments.

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5 Areas to Financially Focus On

You’re working on creating a profitable business, now it’s time to start working on the one area you've been avoiding, your finances. 

I know you don't have any idea where to start or what to do first. No worries! I've got you. 

Just like you’ve self-taught yourself marketing, sales, and all those other areas, finance is just another area you need to learn. Trust me, you want to know where your money is coming from and going. This will allow you to make better-informed decisions and to determine just how profitable your business is.

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4 Ways Writing Gave Me Clarity

Have you ever had so much going on that the days just get away from you? How could I think about my future when I didn’t have the energy to deal with the present. Nor was I in a place where I was emotionally ready to unload all the chaotic thoughts in my head.

I started to hate any question asking about my goals, the future, or anything that required me to get honest about my life. It wasn't until I got honest with myself that I didn't know what I wanted or even who I was anymore. I was existing but not living.

I had to find an answer because I didn't want to live like this anymore. I needed help uncovering the woman I wanted to be. My moments of clarity came when I started journaling, brainstorming, brain dumping, and creating task lists. 

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