10 things to remember in your first year of biz
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Something I always love is when a business mentor or even fitness coach who has 10+ years of experience can continue to meet the newbs where they’re at in their journey. They never lose sight of the beginners no matter how advanced the professional is now, in their craft.
To be clear I don’t consider myself to be one of those people, YET. But I am now five to six years deep in biz and my fav people to work with are (as of now) those in the first 1-3 years of building their online biz.
Thus, we have today’s episode. Where my goal is to give you some helpful reminders for your early years of navigating online entrepreneurship.
Let’s us begin with a prelude.
You’re going to mess up. You will say the wrong thing, send the wrong link, or no link at all. You’re going to offend someone. Your stomach is going to end up in your butthole more than once, for various reasons.
Okay? That’s your prelude. Being a business owner will undoubtedly humble you. It’s in the nature of entrepreneurship. In putting yourself and your gifts into the world. So, just prepare for that rough 20% of this journey. And as hard as it can be, let those experiences refine you as a human.
Now, 10 reminders for your first year of biz:
It’s going to take longer than you think
I’m really just lifting you up here. I know. But I like to keep things real. And not in a cliche way, but like ACTUALLY real.
My husband and I were blessed enough to let us know the realities of marriage before we got married almost eight years ago. It’s not a fairytale, we’re not here to make each other happy. We’re responsible for our own happiness etc. it wasn’t a downer. They just painted a real picture of marriage and it was SO HELPFUL for us.
I don’t depend on him to make me happy, vice versa. We’re on a team. He has his roles, I have mine and we keep our goals on the same page. With that, we’re not experts, don’t have kids, etc. but we had the same mindset before we got married that we do now, poor, well off, all the same.
Sooooo what the shit does that have to do with business? We’re in this for the long haul.
And you need to be in this for the long haul for your business.
It takes time to build a solid offer, find your niche and scale that to where you want.
That’s all very individualized. But where quick results are promised everywhere in the online biz space, I’m here to ask if you’re still down to build your biz even if it takes 4 years?
Only you know that answer. But realistic expectations go a long way in how you take action and respond within your biz.
You don’t know what you don’t know -
Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing something, NOW YOU DO.
Be willing and eager to learn. And remember learning means being wrong from time to time.
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