Do you dream of venturing out on your own?

Are you wondering if you have the guts to build a business and deal with the responsibilities and uncertainties that come with being an entrepreneur? Can you handle setting your own schedule, not having a regular income, selling & marketing your services, and dealing with rejection?

If you’ve ever thought about starting your personal enterprise, then you are capable of running it as well. If you weren’t, the idea would have never crossed your mind.

Whether or not you will commit to it, however, is a completely different story.

Maybe you lack the courage to take the first step, are afraid of the risk involved, or are worried that getting a project off the ground is more than you can handle.

 

Whatever your reason, the question you need to ask yourself is not whether you can start a business, but whether you will.

 

Taking that first step isn’t the only obstacle you’ll encounter when going out on your own, although it is the most essential one. Once you overcome that initial hurdle and decide to give your business a go, the universe will align to help you on your journey.

What stops most people is not the fear of the task ahead, but the daunting greatness of their vision.

A simple trick to get you started is to break your idea into small, manageable pieces. Make an action plan and commit to completing one task every day.

In Start Your Business Now, I discuss the process of developing a project in more detail.

Once you commit to running your enterprise like a pro, it will fuel your desire to keep going. If not, you might be doing it halfheartedly, in which case you have to reconsider your choices and either quit, or recommit.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” – J.W. von Goethe, Faust

Now it’s your turn: what first step will you take to get your personal enterprise rolling? Do you want to get clear on your vision, set manageable goals, or come up with a deadline? Maybe you want to brainstorm an idea, research a product, send an email, or call a friend? Please share the action steps you’ll take in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you are committed to getting started.

As always, thank you for reading,

Karin