By Sarah Jensen
“Yes. You. Can.”
You absolutely CAN build a business that brings you freedom, creativity, joy, passion and purpose, and the way to do it; is just to do it.
Start before you’re ready. Do one thing at a time. Focus on doing things well and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
Let things evolve.
Business (like everything in life) should be a beautiful evolution, a case of loving trial and error.
If you make a mistake, so what? Treat it as a chance to learn something.
If a problem comes up remember, it’s just that; a problem with a solution. It’s not a reflection of you or your capabilities and it doesn’t make you a useless or inadequate person. You don’t know what you don’t know, so give yourself a break.
Figure out where you’re at and start there. Then, one step at a time, start moving closer to where you want to be. It won’t happen overnight or all at once, it will happen gradually and that’s ok.
Sure there’ll be times when you’ll make big leaps forward, but there’ll also be times you feel stuck or like you’re going backwards. That’s all part of the process.
In those times, when it feels hard or you want to quit, take a day off, have a break and do something fun. Relax and recharge, then come back and reconnect with your why.
Remind yourself why you’re doing this.
Why do you want a business?
What will it create for you in your life? Freedom, money, joy, confidence, purpose, choice? Come back to that, and let it reignite your passion.
Always put plenty of YOU into your business. Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Don’t worry what everyone else is doing and don’t try to be like anyone else. Your uniqueness is what makes you special, it’s what sets you apart and makes you stand out.
You are the difference in your business.
Your beautiful brand of You-ness is what people will connect with. How they relate to you and how you make them feel is what will make them your clients and have them coming back for more, so don’t compromise your own personality, creativity, vision or dream by trying to copy someone you think is successful.
And when it comes to those business crushes of yours; the people you THINK are super confident, crazy successful and raking in the cash, remember that appearances can be deceiving.
Just because it looks like they’re super confident, always calm and killing it in their business, doesn’t mean that’s the reality of it. It’s quite likely they suffer from self-doubt, overwhelm, frustration and fear just like you. I know I do!
So please, when you have those days where it feels scary; when you think you can’t - don’t quit.
Think back to other times in your life when you were afraid; when you thought you couldn’t but you did it anyway. Remember how amazing it felt when you pushed through the fear, kicked it in the pants and you succeeded. Tap into that, get excited, feel the fear and do it anyway.
You can absolutely, positively create the business and life of your dreams. Believe in yourself and know you’ve got this.
Sarah Jensen is a life/business coach and writer who will help you take charge, build confidence and create the freedom and fulfillment you crave in life. Her focus is on helping you get unstuck and making practical, sustainable change so you can make your dream life your real life.
Sarah loves getting lost in a good book, exploring the world and laughing loudly and often. She’s a passionate advocate for honesty, connection and real world change.
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