A little reality-check about being an entrepreneur – it’s not the easy path. Don’t believe what most people are shouting at you or showing you on social media. It’s frickin’ tough some days and nobody goes from zero to hero overnight or easily.
Having your own business is a hugely rewarding path and yes, it can be the path to all your dreams come true. But it’s about as easy as me saying no to my morning coffee.
You’ll need to grow and develop certain characteristics if you are going to make it as an entrepreneur.
Can you do it? You absolutely can!
Lots of entrepreneurs give up too soon when the reality of building a business hits them because they think they don’t have what it takes to be successful. What they don’t realise is that NOBODY is naturally gifted with these traits.
Nobody just naturally has a mindset for success
Essential #1 A clear vision (your what)
Know what you want! Clarity is key and the more you can bring your vision to life in your mind, the faster you will bring it into your reality. You may not see every step of the way but get the details of your desired outcome as much as you can, and get started.
Essential #2 A strong driving force (your why)
Know why you want what you want. This is the number one thing that will keep you going when it feels tough. It must be something that is personal to you and preferably evoke strong emotions. Make it so compelling that there’s no way you’ll give up until you get it.
Essential #3 A mindset for success
Learn the mindset and habits of successful people. Think like an entrepreneur and treat your business like a real business (not a hobby). Remember it’s something you learn and improve upon, not something you’re born with. Google success mindset or hit me up for some free resources.
Essential #4 A ton of resilience
This is the part where you fall down, make mistakes, look silly perhaps and then you get back up and keep going. It’s highly unlikely that any of your downfalls along the way will be that serious or life-threatening, so the quicker you accept that it’s a part of the game, the better. Keep going!
Essential #5 A commitment to your dream
Be committed to your dream from day 1. If you’re starting a business with an ‘I’ll just build a website and see what happens’ kind of attitude, you won’t do what it takes to get things up and running. Decide and commit. Not everything works out but it’s not likely to work out unless you give it all you’ve got.
Successful entrepreneurs have created themselves to be that way. They have worked on themselves, improved their mind, tried and learned, fallen down, picked themselves up again, invested in their personal growth as well as their business.
It’s not always easy but it is definitely doable. They did it and they are no different to you.
So don’t ever give up because you think you’re not good enough. All you need to do is stay honest with yourself about what you need to develop and most importantly, do something to make it happen.
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A mother, lover of life, personal growth, and good coffee, Melissa has a passion for inspiring and helping others to dream big and take action. She owns and runs Melissa Kay Coaching where she focuses on empowerment and lasting transformation, so her clients can create a life and business they truly love.
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Melissa Kay Schulz
Coffee lover, mother, salsa dancer and mindset coach for entrepreneurs.