Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream for many Americans, and right now has never been a better time to focus on starting your business. We have so many connections to help get us off the ground, including online tutorials, articles, and connections to other entrepreneurs. There is so much information out there, in fact, that it can be pretty overwhelming. “Where do I begin?” “How do I know I’m making the right decisions and choosing the right path?”
The first step to becoming an entrepreneur might not be buying a domain name, but figuring out your purpose and true passions. This isn’t always easy to figure out on your own. A life coach exists to help you lay out a map that can show you what your strengths are. The Divine Purpose School offers two programs for both newbie and experienced entrepreneurs, and they can help you create or re-focus the business that’s based on your passions and unique qualities. Start there and follow these steps to help you become a successful entrepreneur.
Stay True to Your Purpose.
Your purpose is as simple as the things you love. Staying true to your purpose is staying true to yourself, and focusing on what makes you “you.” Many entrepreneurs believe they need to get involved in the market that sells, rather than getting into what they actually love. Starting a business is hard work, and if you don’t love what you’re doing, you may get burnt out and lose motivation. Without passion, there is nothing holding you to your goals. The founder of Divine Purpose School, Nicole Robinson, started successful businesses based on her passions. To help you figure out if you’re living true to your purpose, read this.
Take it One Step at a Time.
Many entrepreneurs just starting out believe that they have to have it all figured out before they even have a product or business to promote. But you do not have to know it all. Do a little a lot, not a lot a little. In other words, it is much better to do small tasks every day or a few times a week rather than blocking out a large time-frame once a week. If not, you are likely to get overwhelmed and avoid doing anything. If you were to drive across the country, it wouldn’t be much help to read through every single step the GPS gives you; you can’t remember everything. Instead, the GPS tells you each step at a time, as it comes. Take baby steps, and little by little, you will get there.
Focus on Progress, Not Perfection.
If you need to tweak something to death until you think it’s perfect, your business will never get off the ground. You need to work on something, acknowledge it may not be perfect right now, and move on. And don’t forget to celebrate yourself on a daily basis, even for the smallest of tasks. You just set up your WordPress account? Yay! You’re one step closer to opening your business. If you find it hard to motivate yourself and celebrate personal wins, a life and career coach is the perfect cheerleader to do it for you. They will be alongside you throughout the whole process and will be there to remind you to celebrate each accomplishment.
Learn From Others.
Successful entrepreneurs didn’t get to where they are today because they did everything themselves. Most of them had a lot of help. Research top entrepreneurs you admire and seek out a mentor in your niche and spend some time with them. Ask them questions, get to know their story, and learn from their mistakes. Finding a coach is the first step when you’re just starting out in your business venture, and they can help you seek out and have the confidence to find a mentor in your industry as you
Whether you want to start an online business or a company with employees, learning how to be the marketer and advocate of your business is where it starts. Use social media platforms to bring your voice and message to other like-minded people and those who might be interested in what you have to offer. And don’t be afraid to create a free product that people will need to sign up for via email to receive. In other words, don’t be afraid to put yourself and your business out there and ask for followers. Your ideas and products are worthy of attention and don’t be afraid to ask for it.
Start a Blog.
Before you even start your business, you can begin to gather an audience and boost your credibility with a blog. Even if you plan to open a brick-and-mortar business, using the power of the web is going to be in your best interest. In this day and age, everyone who is anyone has an internet presence; having a blog or website is equated with professionalism and expertise. A blog gives your followers a place to reach you and it will help drive traffic to your business’s website.
Find Your “A” Team.
Building a team of the people who share the same interests and goals as you will help grow your business. Once you have set up a blog, ask professionals in your industry to write guest blog posts and to comment and share your content. Gathering a team of already-established professionals will help you grow your brand and extend your voice to other corners of the internet. If you’re still in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship, you can still begin to build your “A” team. How? With a life and career coach. They have gone through exactly what you’re going through right now. They’ve overcome the obstacles and built their own team to build their own successful businesses.
Shift Your Mindset.
Your attitude when first starting your business will be the platform from which it is built upon. Negative feelings will only put up blocks, and will prevent many opportunities to meet and cultivate meaningful connections with people. Think positive and believe in yourself, while accepting the mistakes that will come along the way. The mindset of successful entrepreneurs involves the acceptance of mistakes, and seeing them in a positive light, knowing they are helping you to learn and grow.
Trust Your Instincts.
Having the confidence to face challenges head-on is what will help you build not only your business but also your confidence to the point where you truly believe you can do anything you put your mind to. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks,” says Mark Zuckerberg, 31-year-old billionaire and owner of Facebook. You have to trust your gut and be willing to take action on it. More often than not, your gut is right on. If something doesn’t feel right or true to your purpose, it probably isn’t.
If you have an unignorable fire burning in your belly to take action on your dreams and start your business, it all begins with the belief in yourself and your purpose. But you don’t have to attempt it alone. Contact Nicole Caillier’s Divine Purpose School and learn how to become a successful entrepreneur.