BECOME A STARTUP
Is It Time To Pivot To A Startup from your corporate life? The word on the street is… we have to be ALL IN with the decision to transition from career to entrepreneurship. Does that seem scary to you? It did me! Jumping off a cliff with no safety net isn’t exactly an appealing thought, but I’ve got you.
In this blog post, I have a great video with my friend Miriam Marsh and I share a few of my own personal branding STARTUP tips. Be sure to read to the end, I’ve got a few OFFERS & GIFTS to help!
TIP #1: Map it out
The scariest thing to me when starting on a new journey is the UNKNOWN. I’m not a detailed person by nature. I am a CREATIVE. I’m the girl to come to for IDEAS, CREATIVITY, etc. I don’t like being bogged down by details so I enlist the help of more qualified people. I do a ton of research and planning, but for the most part.. I rely on others to do the heavy lifting (can I get an AMEN?)
I know this about myself because I have taken the time to learn myself and find my value. I also know that when I start something new, I need to map out the steps to get me there. This keeps me on task and helps me re-center when necessary.
TIP #2: Where Blinders
We are NOSY BY NATURE. We want to know what other people have done to grow their business and then try to do the same thing. Well I’m sorry to tell you, that’s not quite true. Your business is YOUR business. You have to put your blinders on and focus on the value YOU bring to the table. I call it creating your own Circumstances for Optimal Success. I like this because it minimizes the ugly comparison game we tend to play with others.
TIP #3: Suffer for Success
Okay, this isn’t what you think it is. What I mean is…. Do the hard work to give yourself more time in your day. I recently started researching the habits of highly successful people and a thread that continues to run through my research is: Successful people get up early. In this article the NUMBER ONE THING LISTED SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO IS GET UP EARLY.
Do you see what I mean by SUFFER for SUCCESS? While “getting up early’ is relative, it’s still difficult for me. I will tell you this… since I’ve been intentional about when I start my day, my productivity has skyrocketed!
If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of setting an alarm clock for 5:30am is CRAZY!!! The truth is, some successful people get up EVEN EARLIER (craaazzzyyy!!!). I believe the key to training yourself for this habit is to:
Reverse engineer your day and start with enough time to get things done in the time you’ve allotted for yourself.
Take your time to adjust (i.e. get up 15 minutes earlier each week until you reach the time you need to be more productive.
What are some tips you have for making the transition from career to entrepreneurship? What advice can you give to others looking to pivot in their business or start another business? Share in the comments below.
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