3 Tips to Help You Establish Your Business Idea, Is it a good one?
According to CNN Money, only 14.2% of top management positions are filled by women. In the past, women have felt like their options are limited, as if they can't or shouldn't follow their dreams. This is ancient history, ladies! Don't let anyone else's limiting beliefs or comments hold you back.
Stay Positive: You know that annoying voice in your head that tells you that it's not worth trying because it may not work? Unfortunately, this is in your mind because of things you have heard in the past. Try not to focus on these thoughts; they are not reality. Turn them around into a positive. Every successful person you'll meet has a positive outlook. It's almost impossible to reach your dreams with a negative mindset. Teaching yourself to be more positive will help you on your road to success.
Goals: Setting and achieving goals is so important when starting your business as a side hustle. Getting started becomes difficult when you are juggling home life with business goals. Start small, maybe set 1 or 2 attainable goals per day. This will help get you into the routine of working on your business idea without becoming so overwhelmed you never move forward. Accomplishing these goals will also help boost your confidence and give you the strength to develop this into a full-time career. Some of my clients test the waters by starting their business as a side-gig.
Believe in Yourself: If you believe in your business idea, then you must also believe that you have what it takes to launch it. Start practicing positive affirmations: tell yourself you can do this and continue to focus on the positive. Gaining this confidence in yourself will help you grow in business and in all areas of life.
Spend Time with Like-Minded People: In order to become successful, it is imperative to surround yourself with others who are motivated and wish to grow. If you spend your time with those who are more negative and less motivated, you will eventually become more negative and less motivated as well. Women are so supportive of each other we all know how hard it is to run a business-ask for help and find a group you can trust and depend on-this is why I stared the MastHERmind program.
Take One Step at a Time: While focusing on the big picture is important, it can also become overwhelming. You should create smaller goals to help you reach that end goal. Don't let the end goal lead to procrastination. So take it one step at a time, and remember to celebrate each of those accomplishments along the way!
So, you have this amazing business idea and most of the confidence to pull it off, but aren't sure where to start? Look for a mentor, a successful business woman who understands your vision. Someone you can talk to about your ideas and learn from as well. Read inspiring stories of how other women accomplished their goals. No one gets to their goals alone.