It’s pretty safe to say that there can be a lot of negativity in the world — especially when it comes to personal decisions.
Are you sure you can handle that?
Do you really know what you’re doing?
Is it smart to go that direction?
That negativity can really stick with you and, in some cases, make you backtrack on taking actions toward your future.
You’re smart. You know there are going to be challenges and hardships — but let’s leave the heavy stuff at the door for a moment and focus on the positive. There are wonderful reasons to chase your dreams, so take some time to reflect on those.
Leading The Charge
Opening a cat cafe? Or an online store dedicated to t-shirt blankets?
Whatever your idea — you are the one calling the shots.
✗ Working off of someone else’s ideas and passions
✗ Wondering where you see yourself or the company going
✗ Trying to balance conflicting ideas or feeling unheard
You get to…
✓ Do what you love
✓ Be creative and try out new ideas
✓ Decide which direction to take the company
✓ Choose who to work with
✓ (In a way) Choose your audience
✓ Set your own core values
It can be scary knowing that you are the one steering the ship — but it’s your ship. Ride the waves and enjoy a journey that is authentically your own.
There are benefits of being a leader.
✓ Time Off
✓ Family Time
✓ Active Time
✓ Mental Health Days
✓ Sick Days
Yes, generally speaking you will get this with most full time career jobs, but not like you do when you are the one in charge.
Interested in that morning spin class?
Want to attend your kids Thursday night soccer games?
Need to take work with you while you travel for a while?
Again, responsibilities need to be prioritized, some logistics may need to be handled, and you can’t abandon things that need attention, but if you play it right, you can have a much healthier balance within your personal and professional life.
Money can be very scary for new business owners — but if it were impossible to make money, would anyone do it?
✓ You have the opportunity to create your own stream of income
✓ You’re building equity over the length of ownership
✓ You have an asset that has potential to appreciate in value
✓ You manage your own cash flow and decide where it goes
✓ You have access to additional tax benefits as a small business
✓ You have the decision making power when it comes to your finances
Be smart. Invest. Hire advisors when needed. But don’t be scared to do something because of the risks. Know that there are rewards that can outweigh them.
Think back to a time that you made a positive impact on someone's life.
Maybe it was something big like traveling to another country to help build homes for the needy — or maybe it was something small, like buying a coffee for someone who forgot their wallet.
Every good deed counts. And every good deed fills you up a little bit more every time.
When you take your ideas and share them with the world — you’re offering something to your community that they didn’t have before.
It could be something life changing like new technology for hospitals or something simple like waterproof slipper shoes.
No matter what it is, you’re making a difference for someone.
Learning and Development
There’s so much opportunity for personal and professional growth when you become an entrepreneur.
Business owners are not expected to know everything — but consider this: If you don’t know French and you move to France, you’ll start picking up on words and phases, and, over time, you’ll be able to hold full conversations.
Same goes for a business — all the ups, downs, and all-arounds will teach you things. And it’s pretty safe to say that if you don’t then you’re doing something wrong!
Watch your business grow, and you will grow right alongside it.
We Can Help
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