You Have Everything You Need

I was having a coffee date this week with a fellow entrepreneur, who is a business consultant. We were talking about how no matter how solid your business plan is, there is a always a learning curve when it comes to working for yourself. It takes time to put your plan into practice. It takes time to perfect your systems and see what works and what doesn’t. Of course, there are always the unplanned events. Clients come and go, and family emergencies happen. Then, there are the unknown factors.

Unlike our jobs where we clocked in for someone else, there is no one else to step in when we don’t want to deal with something. What has surprised me the most about working for myself is that while it brings out my strengths, it also makes me face my weaknesses. This can be really uncomfortable, but incredible for personal and professional growth.  What I have learned from talking to so many others who have chosen this path is that these types of ups and downs ar just part of the journey to building your dream job.

What I really want you to know is this: You have everything you need to succeed.

You have the knowlege, skill, and passion to make money doing what you love. So let go of the fear of failing. Silence your inner critic that tells you, you aren’t good enough. Be vulnerable enough to really put yourself out there, because you will connect with the world in meaningful ways.

Being an entrepreneur is hard, but you can do it. Anytime you feel overwhelmed thinking about sales funnels, getting new clients, and paying the bills just take a deep breath, let it out and repeat, “I have everything I need to succeed.”  Because, the only thing holding you back is you.