Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
Now that the base tier is done of your business plan lets move on to the next tier. The first step in this is to figure out exactly how to make your business YOURS! How to make it unique to you and something that keeps you passionate. This should be fun! Yet at the same time should challenge you to dig deeper and ask yourself things you may not have ever thought about. You may also want to enlist the help of trusted friends and family in parts of this. Going through these steps will also help you fit your business into your current daily life. As you build, your business may become your “full time job” but you may begin as part time and having to work around your schedule and working your business should be something that is fun for you to do. So take these steps seriously so you can set yourself up for success and have it be something that is not causing more stress.
So start out with finding out what you are good at. Your business should play into what you are naturally good at. So how do you figure this out? Ask yourself some questions…..
1.What Do you Enjoy?
So what it is that you enjoy? Typically what you enjoy is something that you are strong at. This isn’t always the case, but typically is. When you think of a strength in this way it becomes easier to find your strengths. Think back to your past as well. We often put our jobs, family and responsibilities in front of what we really enjoy and we forget what we truly enjoy. Give yourself permission to rediscover what those things are that bring you true joy. And OWN them! You are worth it!
2.Where do you excel?
In what areas do you perform above average? These are areas you will excel. Use this to your advantage. If there are tasks for your business that you do not perform above average you may need to tackle those things at first when you first get started, but down the road, give these tasks to others to do for you. Focus on the areas you excel and are above average in doing. Sometimes you may also need to actual find a way to compare yourself to others. Possibly in a competition to see how you stack up and if it is an area you truly are strong in.
3. What do others encourage in you?
Do you know? If you don’t….ASK! Ask your friends and family what they see in you for strengths. They often will see things we would never think of ourselves. And these have a lot of value! Take their feedback seriously as well and dig into what they tell you. You may be surprised what you hear and find out about yourself!
4. What comes effortlessly to you?
These are things that you just do and you don’t even think about them. And because of this often are dismissed. Often times we think that things that have value need to be hard to do, this is not the case! There is value in the things that come effortlessly for you. So what are those things?
5. What gives you energy?
For example….what doesn’t zap your energy? You don’t want a business that you dread working every day. If it doesn’t give you energy…..don’t do it for a business.
So take some time and go through these questions. Journal them and own up to them. See what you find and then share them with others. When you share your ideas with others, it gives you accountability.
Next time we will go over how to handle the areas that are not strengths for you, but have to be done in your every day business. There are many options of ways to hand these off to others that won’t cost you an arm and a leg as you get started!
As always I would love to hear what you come up with. And I would love to give you feedback if you need an outside person to give ideas!