How I started my Journey as an entrepreneur
I used to call myself an accidental Entrepreneur. I started my business because I honestly didn’t want to work for anyone else. I’d had a string of disappointing jobs and even though I was good at what I did I could never experience the freedom and use my creativity the way I wanted to. Going to work each day wasn’t fun at all. Apart from a pay check there wasn’t any incentive that would take me to work each day. After a lot of thinking and convincing myself I managed to quit my job and start my own business. Even though I wasn’t sure what to do I just started. Today I’m on the other side and it’s exactly what I’ve wanted to do. I can see my dreams unfolding and the rush of creativity is no match to what any job could offer me.
I know and understand how disappointing it can be to not do the kind of work you were meant to do.
Are you someone who has always dreamed or wanted to start something of your own? Only to realize you’ve got no idea what to do?
Are you someone who has way too many ideas for a business and cannot seem to narrow down on just one idea?
Too nervous or feel as if it’s too late to start a business?
I get it. I’ve been there. Each time I dreamed of starting my business I would look at the websites of business coaches based abroad. I would seek help by reading the blog articles they wrote and the business tips they put out. But what I really hoped was someone who was from here and who was ready to work with someone who wanted a basic, small business.
My initial year as an Entrepreneur was a challenge. I started consulting and counselling back when I’d just begun. I made way too many mistakes some of which could’ve been avoided. I really lacked structure and organization. Even though you know what you want to do, sometimes doing it without any kind of education or mentorship can be frustrating. Even though I was doing okay with my business I felt I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t reaching the right kind of audience and somewhere I felt that my passion was different than the work I was doing. My basics or the foundation of what I wanted to do seemed weak and lacked the support. I wanted to improve and I realized I could no longer bang my head against the wall trying to figure it out all on my own.
While somethings you figure out on your own, there are still a few things you need a bit of guidance with. I’ve coached many entrepreneurs who’ve had hiccups about starting their business but once they have, I’ve only seen them grow and thrive.
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