If you’ve ever seen me speak at a meeting or on a Facebook Live conversation, you might think it comes naturally to me. These days it does, but when I first started speaking in front of groups and putting myself out there, I was a nervous wreck. I always had to have a plan or outline to stay on track. Now, I don’t need that anymore and I’m comfortable in front of a crowd. I’m sharing this here because I want you to know that it’s okay to be a beginner at something. We’re all beginners at some point.
You’re probably reading this today because you’re dreaming of starting a business, or maybe you’ve just started your own business, or you are ready to take that business to the next level. No matter where you are on the spectrum, every day presents new opportunities to learn.
I see a many people in their businesses doing a lot of research into what others are doing – how they’ve set up their websites, how they’re managing social media, what they’re posting. All of that has its place. It can give you ideas for your own business, and perhaps motivate you, but eventually, the research (and all the comparison that goes with it) needs to stop. In fact, I frequently encourage my coaching clients to fast from research and comparison to focus on building their business and executing their own exciting ideas. The reality is that your business needs to be uniquely yours, your own innovation and you using your intuition. When I see people make that shift and stop watching and start doing, their businesses take off.
It helps to think keep your core values top of mind and remember what is drawing you to entrepreneurship. Perhaps you want a consistent income stream, more time with your family, more freedom, or maybe you simply want to do what you’re most passionate about. No matter what’s driving you, we all must start somewhere. We may rely on our own support systems, but those first steps are our own to take. Is it time you stopped looking to others for the inspiration and motivation to start?
If you’re a beginner, you’ve come to the right place. Big Sky Women provides a wide array of business resources that will help you take those first and next steps and build your business in a comparison-free, supportive environment. If that’s for you, click here to learn more.