So you have made the decision to start your dream business, Congratulations!
How long did it take for you to move from excited to despair with thoughts that you may not know everything that you need to start a thriving business?
Then you might start looking around thinking that there are so many others that are better at your business concept than you.
Ok time to STOP that! Guess what, we all go through the stage of checking out others in similar industries to you.
But to help you in moving forward in your awesome business you need to understand that feeling unsure is totally normal but it is also time to kick it to the curb.
Here are the three biggest blocks that I find new-preneurs come up against and how to get past them.
I’m not worthy syndrome:
We all feel this sometimes (ok more than sometimes) how am I supposed to compete against these other (insert business model) they have been around so much longer than me, have amazing names for their businesses and I’M JUST NOT WORTHY.
Ok time to kick that thought to the curb!
Firstly you are not competing with anyone each business is different in their own way! Why? Because of you, your message, your product, the way you work with your clients/customers. There is no one person like you, this gives you an awesome opportunity to stand out in the ground for being amazing at your business.
No matter who you are you need to start somewhere! To be successful in your business you need to believe in yourself and your product or service. If you still aren’t sure start telling yourself you are! Write it down do whatever you need to, to start training yourself into believing that you are fabulous and can do an amazing job!
I have too much to do:
When you have a lot on your to-do list it is really overwhelming. I am amazed at how many feel this is the point to give up and bury their heads in the sand.
This is time to yell a hell no and to get your *** together!
Get organised, prioritise what you need to get done, really look at it and ask yourself;
- Does this actually need doing or am I just feeling like I “should” I do this?
- Am I ever doing to complete this task or is it there to make me feel bad?
- Should I outsource this to be done?
I don’t have the money to become rich:
This is a big myth that you need to hire the best web developer, graphic designer, branding person etc when starting your business. Start with the basics, if you are tech-savvy have a look at building your own website. To organise web hosting, templates etc you can really pay as little as $300 for you launching your website.
What I don’t suggest scrimping on is advice from someone in the know. Spend some $$$ and get some amazing advice and what the do’s and don’ts in starting your business is priceless. This means finding out how best to structure your business, how to model your business, what to charge etc
For the mechanics of starting your business there are amazing resources on the web that you can outsource to or learn how to do it yourself if you want.
About Lauren June
Hi, I’m Lauren, and just in case you haven’t yet figured it out, a “picky plate” is a charcuterie board. However, there’s only so many blogs you can write about charcuterie boards, so here are some other good bits of advice, education, and inspiration I’ve picked up on the tractor ride we call life.
I took the life lessons delivered by COVID and Endometriosis and re-evaluated my career as a business strategist, decided to live life by example, and shed the sticky skin of hustler and empire building.
My hope for you is you find something to soak up and perhaps implement in amongst my stories of profit building, dog mothering, and productivity inspiring, all while trying to make a baby and renovate our faux farm propert
Binge more about this topic
I work only 20 hours per week! Because of my favourite tools for automation. Sometimes less. Yup, that’s the truth and it’s very rare that I go over that, because after burning myself out running my practice back in the day, I promised myself I would never work...
As I’m sitting on the couch writing this blog on a Saturday morning, 60% of Australia is locked down.. I’m still free, although I know many of us on this side of the country are waiting for the announcement that we are getting locked down again. When the schools...
Business can - and does - grow and change really quickly. You might be a solo business owner today but with one successful launch, you suddenly find the need to grow your team. Or maybe you get awarded a new project that is going to take your team from you to 10 over...