Before you can begin working on developing a new business idea, it’s important to have the right mindset.
Sister veterans, remember when you were excited and preparing for your separation and/or retirement from military service? You have to plan your transition from corporate America as well. Take the time to get your personal house in order so that you can quit your job with a blueprint that will minimize the financial hardship for yourself and your family.
Remember when your parents, uncles, aunts, relatives and other friends had more than one job. For me, my mother taught herself how to sew and soon started a business of making wedding dresses. We have always been small businesspersons. We have always used our skills to take care of our families.
People have been told that they only need an education, a job, a house, and a car and they will be living the American dream. A dream that can been recently shattered by the past economic situation. The only real security that exist is taxes and death.
Do you have the right mindset to be an entrepreneur? Do you have the courage, persistence, confidence, skills, work ethic, and focus needed to succeed as an entrepreneur? On top of that, do you have the ability to do all the jobs entrepreneurs must do? As your own boss, you’ll be chief salesperson, secretary, payroll clerk, IT technician, and HR manager. Once you make a sale, then you must service the customer too.
Is this you?
You always think there’s a better way to do things.
You’d prefer to be in charge.
You feel underused by your supervisors and dissatisfied by your job.
You sit at your desk calculating the amount of money you make for your employer, thinking that you should be working for yourself.
You are convinced that you could do a better job than the folks that surround you.
Entrepreneurs are natural leaders. They are self-motivated and creative thinkers. They can make a decision quickly and stick to it. They are visionaries, hard workers, and are extremely perceptive. They typically have demanding personalities and are extroverted. They are risk takers who are always seeking to improve upon current conditions. On the flip side, at times such people are often stubborn and impatient. Entrepreneurs are not always good listeners or coachable, and can be territorial.
If you feel these are qualities you possess, then entrepreneurship may be for you.
But before you go into business, there are other critical things you must have. I invite you to schedule a Next Mission is You strategy session call with me for $27. Schedule your call today.