If you’re the kind of person who wants to break free from ever having to work for anyone else ever again…
If you want to have the freedom and flexibility to wake up in the morning and do whatever you want, with whoever you want, whenever you want… keep reading.
I know not everyone is that kind of person. Not everyone is willing to break away from the security of a job, I get that.
But this is for you if you’re the kind of person who wants the fulfillment and growth that comes from the wild, crazy, amazing journey of entrepreneurship.
I believe that this is the most important time in history to be considering how to future-proof our income.
The world is changing at such a rapid pace with technology. Many jobs are being replaced and the trend is showing that more and more people are losing their ‘safe’ jobs every day.
So, if you want to future-proof your income and your career, investing in learning business skills is one of the best ways of being able to provide for yourself, regardless of what’s going on in the economy.
The opportunities that we have now to start a business are incredible.
They’ve never been anything like this in history.
Even if you feel you’re not smart, you’re not good at technology or you don’t have enough experience, anyone who wants to can learn the skills.
If you want to have a successful business, there are three things that are absolutely crucial to have…
The first thing that you need is clarity.
About 95% of people who I talk to about entrepreneurship are looking for clarity. They are looking for that crystal clear vision of what they want.
Now the thing was clarity, is that we want to know the how before we start moving. People come to me and basically say, can you tell me what to do.
We get anxious to know the ‘how’.
I read a lot of books on business, entrepreneurship, mindset, high-performance, psychology, all these sorts of things.
And if you’re also a lifelong learner, you’re a bit of a sponge and you soak it all up, you’ve probably come across so many things that you could be doing. There are so many options that you can take.
And sometimes the enormous amount of options keep people stuck.
We could become a coach, we could go into P.R, we could be a Marketer or a Physio, or do a counselling degree or be an Author – there are so many options we could take, right?
I was talking to a lady today, who spoke about how when you go around in circles, it’s like being on a roundabout.
She talked about it the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ in Paris. You go up to the top of the tower and look down at this roundabout and there are so many cars on it and there are actually 12 different exits you can take.
She talked about this analogy that in life it’s like this roundabout, where we go round and round and round in a circle and we don’t know what exit to take.
But we actually need to start taking action in order to get the clarity, because you can’t steer a parked car right?
And this is the scary part for many people.
We are waiting to get the clarity before we move, but actually we need to start moving, and just TAKING an exit, knowing that we can always turn around and come back again and go onto another path.
Entrepreneurship is risky, and we need to be willing it try things, and have them not to work, and not frame them as a failure, but frame them as getting more clarity.
We can choose to see the ‘wrong’ way as a gift – as something that’s provided more clarity. Something that has cleared away some of the layers preventing us from seeing clearly.
Because sometimes we know what we want, but there are a lot of layers on top – beliefs, lies, things that we need to learn before we get success.
And so to get direction and clarity, it’s not going to come by sitting and thinking about it and analysing and staying stuck, right? We actually need to choose an exit and go for it and figure out along the journey if it’s right or not.
It is a bit of a process of elimination.
2. An entrepreneurial mindset
The second thing we need to have to be successful as an entrepreneur is an entrepreneurial mindset.
An entrepreneurial mindset is completely different to a nine-five mindset.
There are similarities, for example, you need to work hard, have commitment, show up and be consistent, be professional and all those things, but the entrepreneurial mindset is completely unique.
There are characteristics that you don’t need to have when you’re working in a nine to five job.
Those of you who know this journey, know what I’m talking about.
There’s a certain level of resilience that you need because you don’t have the certainty that comes more with the nine to five job.
Of course, working for someone else definitely don’t have the certainty like they used to. My Mum and Dad worked in the same career all of their lives, their whole careers.
But nowadays we tend to do lots of different jobs, and there’s a lot more redundancies happening, so all jobs are getting less and less safe, and, but when you work for yourself, you need to have the mindset of responsibility.
It’s knowing – if I need to figure something out, then the buck stops with me, rather than with the boss or your manager or your leader.
When you’re an entrepreneur, you ARE the boss, so it’s a completely different mindset.
It’s having the ability to wear a lot of different hats, to be the leader if you’ve got a team, you have to delegate well.
To be a strong leader, as WELL as that person motivating yourself -because you don’t have someone telling you what to do so, you don’t have that hierarchy. You ARE at the top of the hierarchy as the leader, but also the one doing the grunt work!
So if you go into entrepreneurship with a nine to five mentality, it’s not going to work.
3. The right tools
The third thing that you need to be successful as an entrepreneur is that you need the right tools.
When you pick up the wrong tools, it’s going to waste a lot of time, it’s going to set you back.
There is so much misinformation out there. There’s so much jargon and complex strategies, and people are more confused than ever.
As more and more people become entrepreneurs, there is more and more confusion. So knowing the right tools and the right systems to use – the right things that you should be spending and investing your time and the things that you shouldn’t be investing time in.
I didn’t know this when I started. I was doing so much content creation and doing so many emails and posts and all these things that weren’t getting a good result.
I wasn’t investing the right amount of time on the right things that were actually going to push the needle for my business.
I was spending about 80% of my time on things that were getting me no result.
And then I learned the right tools, the right software, the right strategy, and the practical things to go in the right direction.
So, you need the right mindset as you go into it. If you’re thinking wrong, it doesn’t matter how many of the right tools you have, you will sabotage yourself, every time.
And then you need the right tools because it doesn’t matter how good your mindset is, if you’ve got the wrong tools, if you’re using the wrong strategy, you won’t succeed.
If you’re looking for certain clients but you’re using the wrong message to attract them – the wrong language, images, branding, if there is no match between your message and your market, then it’s not going to work.
I’m going to be unpacking each of these 3 things at a deeper level and getting more specific on each of these three things in my videos over the next week.
If you’re a female and you’re around in Sydney on the 14th of November, I’m running a free meetup.
Sorry guys, this is a one-off evening for ladies.
I don’t do this very often for just the ladies, but I’m doing this because I have a heart to put the right tools into woman’s hands, the things that I wish that I had learned.
I believe that women need to set goals slightly differently to men and women have some specific characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses that I can address best by only talking to the ladies about it.
It’s for you if you’ve started a business or if you’ve been in business for a long time.
You are going to draw great strategies and tools from it and great habits of high performing female successful entrepreneurs.
Or if you don’t have a business. If you’re curious about entrepreneurship if you’re dabbling and want to put your toe in the water and find out what this world is all about.
And before you kind of make a leap, you might want to come and meet some other female entrepreneurs and make some new friends and meet some like-minded people and have a great time with the girls, then this is for you!
You can learn more here: bit.ly/sos-workshop
Bring your girlfriends!
Love to see you there!
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