Running your own biz – it’s the dream, right? Even the latest World Happiness Report ranked those who run their own show as some of the happiest and most fulfilled. If you’ve got a viable idea and know how it will bring home the bacon (or just ‘make money’), that’s definitely a starting point. However to really make sure you nail your business dreams, we’ve rounded up a few startup pearls for you. Take our crash course to check if you’re really all ready to go.
Sure, you’ve got a killer idea… but do you really love it? Starting up your own business takes gusto and dedication, so get clear on your ‘why’. Time to learn your M, V, V’s: Mission, Vision and Values.
We’re talking mindset here, because research shows there are actually a few key qualities that all superstar entrepreneurs have. If you’re serious about your business becoming a success, your first step should be to work out whether you naturally have the entrepreneurial mindset or need to fine tune some areas. (If you’re not sure where to start with this, we can help!)
It's more than 'passion', and it's more than 'driven'. An entrepreneurial mindset will have you taking action, you will be incredibly resourceful, you will be fearless and you won't allow convention to stand in your way.
Knowing what you’re good at is an easy checklist for most. But knowing the stuff you’re not great at? That’s harder, and possibly a little uncomfortable. But it’s also totally normal – as a founder, you don’t actually need to be great at everything. In fact, a low motivation in some areas is part of what makes a successful entrepreneur.
Taking time to work out your ‘blind spots’ should be mission critical for you when getting things off the ground. It helps you surround yourself with the support network who are going to give you what you need.
Starting your own business is a big move, especially if it’s your first foray. Once you’ve worked out the areas you need support in, look for people who can advise and guide you in areas that you’re not so savvy with. And in fact, why stop at one? Cast your net wide and seek out a network of mentors across different areas of your business.
Here’s a knowledge bomb for you: around 2 out of 3 successful businesses are co-founded, rather than doing it solo. And having a co-founder is a pretty clever thing – if you do it right, you can pick someone who complements your business blind spots and brings their unique skills to the table.
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Found correlated with venture success, big picture thinking is critical in starting a new venture. Increase your comfort and use of big picture thinking to avoid getting lost in perfectionism or sweating the small stuff so you can focus on what is important and move quickly. Big picture thinking is key in communication and situations where you need to get the gist of things quickly.
Inspire yourself and others to see and achieve grand visions and goals. A focus on goals is especially helpful for starting a new business, inspiring others with your ideas, maintaining focus over time and aligning teams with clarity and purpose.
In this high impact eight week program Coach Marlee will help increase your comfort and confidence to be a founder of a new business, navigate investors and other stakeholders and also help you develop greater comfort to compete and collaborate at the top of your industry or field.
Comfort to initiate and kick things off is at the heart of a startup. Close the gap between your great ideas and taking action on them. Strengthen your comfort and motivation to start conversations and initiate opportunities that can accelerate your business growth.
Explore, strengthen and stand by what you believe in business and in life. Trust in your ‘gut feel’ and point of view is especially helpful for starting a new business, inspiring others with your ideas and for living an authentic and meaningful life.
In this high impact nine week program Coach Marlee will help you to increase your self leadership and general wellbeing while also helping you to break through self sabotage, develop life long skills for emotional resilience and solid self-esteem, all crucial skills when starting a business. Enjoy weekly cutting edge science backed wellbeing resources from Blisspot.
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