Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but “stuff” just got in your way? I started my business back in 2007 and after a three-year hiatus decided to return. So I am feeling that “stuff” of feeling overwhelm getting in the way.
So, I am wondering if I still have the entrepreneurial mindset any longer. Then I discovered this information about several ways to tell if you have the entrepreneurial mindset.
Ask yourself if you have something similar to these personality traits:
- Creative thinking
- A feeling that there is something more than what you are doing currently
- Innovative ideas you are eager to carry out into a business venture
If so, then you are on your way to owning your own home-based business having that entrepreneurial spirit, or in my case, regaining it!
How to Clear the Road toward Entrepreneurial Success
Going from the 9:00 to 5:00 grind to the entrepreneurial spirit isn’t the easiest path, but it is something you can achieve. I prefer a different set of home office hours myself. But try considering these steps to take before forging head first into business ownership:
Know your goals – Getting clear on what it is you want to achieve is an integral first step. It is not as simple as coming up with an idea and writing it down. Write down your business goals. Specific goals. Break them down into categories when it comes to starting a new business.
Create a plan – Once you are clear on what is your goal for your new business, you have to create a plan for success. Write down your goals, how you will achieve those goals in smaller steps, and then break that list down even further.
Take action – Action steps need more than just thinking about them. Talk about them. Share them to everyone you can what your action steps are; in this way, you are accountable to them (and yourself) about your word to accomplish these steps.
Delegate – If you are starting a new business of your own, do not be afraid to delegate tasks, even if you do not have a business partner or associates yet. One day delegating will be a task you will have to learn anyhow. Allow family members and friends to help take the load off somewhere else while you learn all you need to know about your new business adventure.
Letting go – Sometimes in order to create something new, we need to let go of something old. In order to clear the path to creating a new business, something else will have to fall by the wayside. This is an area I still have to work on since I am such a Perfectionist! You may have to let go of a favorite sport or activity for a while, but it is well worth it in the end – or so they say!
Oh and by the way, keeping your day job is important until you are secure financially in your new business endeavor. It may be a difficult road to travel, but having an entrepreneurial mindset is a gift. Once you open it, you will be happy that you did!
Leave a comment about your thoughts and processes you are considering during this journey with me. You aren’t alone. ~winks~