Change Is Hard
People trying to change from a job to a business usually fall into two groups.
Some need to build a full income in their business before they can feel comfortable leaving their jobs. They have a families, bills, and other commitments (like feeding the kids!) and they need to know their income is solid before taking the plunge.
Others have to leave their jobs before they’ll get busy and start their business. For them, they need the ‘sink or swim terror’ to inspire them to take massive action.
Beating Obstacles Needs A Big WHY
No matter which camp you fall into, here’s what’s true for nearly everyone:
1. Your reason ‘why’ isn’t just a nice thing, it’s crucial for your success. The bigger your ‘why’, the more likely you will stick to it and do whatever it takes to succeed.
2. To make your fledgling business a success, you need massive, distracted action. If it’s an option, consider taking a week off from work and creating your own product and sales funnel. Some even move to a motel room away from all distractions,
3. If you don’t know how to do something, you have two choices: A: Learn to do it yourself. This is cheaper (most of the time anyway) but the risk of this is that it usually takes longer and might derail any momentum you had. For some, it will mean putting off starting the business for weeks and even months. B: Outsource that sucker and move on.
4. Nearly everyone does better, accomplishes more and reaches success faster if they get a coach. Good coaches can be expensive so if that’s an obstacle, try and find a group of people trying to do that same and form a mastermind group. Everyone holds everyone else accountable for progress, everyone helps each other, and everyone shares the celebration of milestones and other successes.
5. Once you taste success, you will never go back. I’ve almost never seen someone make money in their new business and then drop the whole thing to go back to a job. Once that fire is lit, there really is no turning back.
6. Having your own business is not only financially freeing, it also instills a sense of self confidence that enhances almost every other aspect of your life. Running a successful business often has societal effects by creating more jobs. At the least, someone can have the job you left! 🙂
7. Starting your own business means overcoming your related fears, whatever those might be. Once you achieve success, you’ll find you’re able to overcome even greater fears and accomplish more than you dared hope back when you were safely enslaved. Errr… I mean employed.
If there’s a bottom line to this, it’s this:
Decide what you’re going to do.
Give yourself a deadline.
Then move heaven and earth to get it done, and you will succeed.
What’s the biggest obstacle holding you back? How are you going to overcome that?