I meet a lot of people that focus on too much on how they feel and do not act on any of their desires. They want a business but don't FEEL they are ready, they want kids but don't FEEL they are ready, they want a job promotion but don't FEEL they are ready. STOP FEELING, it's bullshit. No one is ever ready that's essentially the CART BEFORE THE HORSE!
Think of entrepreneurship as studying to be a doctor do you think one day our Dr's skip school and just wake up and think "Oh boy, today I feel ready to be a Doctor!" and then go start working in clinics and hospitals? NO they study and learn how to be a Doctor. They spend about a DECADE learning, trying, shadowing a mentor, etc and then after a long journey of schooling, practicums they are then ready to be a full fledged Doctor.
Entrepreneurship is the exact same thing except instead of studying a book on "how to be an entrepreneur" you are learning through trial and error. OR if you are strategic you chose a franchise / micro-franchise business that comes with a proven system and mentorship built into the business. Regardless of the structure there is definitely a learning curve and you MUST dedicate a minimum of 5 years to your business to get the hang of it. If your immediate thought is "I'll just give it a try for the first year maybe two and if I'm not making any money by then i'll quit".....do yourself a favour....DON'T START! If that's your mind set going in to business you'll 100% fail i'll guarantee it.
You may think that is harsh but it's the truth.
You're life comes down to your decisions....and if you change your decisions then you'll change your life. The greatest risk in life is NOT taking any risks!
Why do we not take any risks? Because were afraid. Afraid of failure, afraid of rejection, afraid of the unknown. This is normal, however it shouldn't be your norm....Too many people feel that they need to feel confident or courageous to get started.....you DON'T! You will not one day wake up and think "gee, I actually feel ready and confident to go into business for myself" it won't happen and that's why most people are stuck where they are they wait for the feeling that they are ready. You HAVE to practice the skills, trial and error, and just go for it.
When I was a little girl I was VERY shy, I wouldn't talk to people and I would generally sit in the corner watching people so I didn't have to have a conversation. Then when I was 25yr old and decided to become an entrepreneur I really pushed myself to get outside my comfort zone and talk to strangers (even though I was physically ill, sweaty, vomiting, shaking) and the more I did a meeting or presentation the easier it got. I eventually spoke in front of a room of 20,000 people and I could NEVER of done this if I didn't WORK at it and push myself. I didn't stay at home chanting "I am confident, I am confident, I am confident" I got out into the world and practiced!
Time, Family, Spouse, Children, Bad Boss, No Money ETC is NOT THE ISSUE in your life it's your mind. Your mind allows you to convince yourself that you are not ready. However that's the key to life, you'll NEVER BE READY you just have to go out and do it!
Author | Mentor | Entrepreneur Scout.
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PPS: Yes there will be grammatical and spelling errors in this article. It doesn't mean that I don’t care it means I'm being authentic to who I am. I’m not perfect nor do I claim to be, I am sharing knowledge and if I was to worry over every little detail making things perfect & grammatically correct nothing would get accomplished. I Make Life Happen.