Have you noticed not everyone has their own business?
Taking the leap and creating a business can be a scary thing. It’s not for the faint of heart. Maybe it was an exciting leap at first, but after you jumped, did it turned out the way you pictured it?
I spent a lot of time wishing to transition into a full-time business, to quit my day job, but I was too scared to take the plunge with all the financial responsibilities I had; mortgage, young kids, bills. Was it a good idea to leave the “stability” of being an employee? Whether you’re an employee or an employer, neither is guaranteed to be stable. Many of us have found that out, especially during the recent pandemic.
What I learned was, while I was wasting time trying to have a stable income and play it safe, it cost me my happiness and creativity. Looking back, I wished I had leaped sooner into entrepreneurship. I watched Steve Harvey speak during a break hosting the Family Feud. He said, “Once you take the leap, your parachute will open. It may not open right away. You may get scraped up a bit as you fall, but your parachute will eventually open.” When I look back now, taking that leap into entrepreneurship was the best decision I could have made. I have designed a business around my values, family and creating new ways to serve my clients better.
Is Fear Holding You Back?
What is holding you back from starting a business or taking your business to a whole new level? Maybe you don’t know what is holding you back.
To push forward and become a successful business owner, I had to reach out to the many support resources available for small businesses. The Lady Boss Lab has become one of those valuable resources. We enable business owners to come together each week to share challenges and brainstorm solutions from like-minded entrepreneurs. We help you focus and hold you accountable for taking critical actions every week to have the success you work too hard to achieve.
Still not convinced that fear doesn’t have to stop you? Then visit my website to read about 5 Ways to Deal with Fear.