There comes a moment in a woman's life where she will ponder her options and come up with questions like:
I would like to start my own business now that the kids are older but I have no idea where to start!
Lets look at what is possible?
As a woman who dreams about her possibilities realizes that she has the potential to achieve anything she wants. By now you are a great multitasker at being the wife, the lover, the housekeeper, the mom, the business management team paying bills....and now you wish to start your own business. Congratulations!
To start your journey all you need is to set aside 30 minutes or two 15 minute moments each day throughout your week to progress with the necessary research and implementation. If you can do 60 minutes or more, go for it. If you fail to follow through some days do not be hard on yourself just get back into focus as soon as you can and a great way to maintain this level of commitment is to ask a friend or family member to hold you accountable. Become accountability partners by reciprocating.
One of the biggest hurtles is convincing yourself to "start" and to take "consistent" action.
Lets break down how to overcome the fear of starting and the fear of consistentency because this is the number one reason why women stop trying.
By gaining an accountability partner they will support you through your changes.
Right now would be a good time to write what you might be afraid to do next like;
making the commitment to this change in your life, to make the calls that are necessary to help you find out more, to deal with an increase of demands in your time and energy which may mean less time for family, being afraid to invest money for your education upgrade or to pay a mentor, afraid to make money because it feels strange, no support from your spouse because they are busy, feeling alone and not knowing where to start.
I'm here to tell you that you can take baby steps where it takes you a few years to implement your business or giant steps where you get yourself educated and running a business in 2 years or less. It's up to you, my point is just start from where you are find a way to fill in the gaps and create your vision.
Take a deep breath and realize you are not alone. There are hundreds of women like you wondering if their dreams are possible and worth it. I am here to say YES it IS. I myself am a mother who is creating her business and I have been doing so for the past year. In my experience I have found while my child is in school there can be plenty of time to achieve my goals. It does takes time to create a habit of creating and attaining weekly goals but it is possible as long as you are consistent and want the change.
To start write your desires on paper, write every crazy idea down. Next make a list of the top 2 relevant steps to go forward which may mean finding mentors and online education programs that will help elevate your knowledge. Take action today by contacting at least 2 people today. The sooner your journey begins the faster you will be on your way to setting up your dream online business.
For an online business you need to consider creating a youtube channel, blog, podcast, website and using periscope. Follow me @shanondawngoaldigger on twitter and periscope where I share business and romance tips for married women.
Realize that if you start taking consistent action today right after reading this post, in a year from now you will be in a totally different space of empowerment.
I am taking time today to reframe my negative thoughts into self empowering ones by reading books and watching fun personal development videos. (for suggestions ask me in the comment section)
The reason I procrastinate and hesitate to accomplish my dreams and desires is because I feel a lack of trust, motivation, focus, not knowing exactly where to start and I'm a perfectionist.
Here's the deal no matter what my fear of the outcome is, when I really break it down on paper into little daily accomplishments, I notice that it is not as complex as I had thought. So I am making a promise to myself 'today' to take my desires seriously and to seek the appropriate mentoring from other women who are already where I want to be so that I can learn faster and become a momepreneur.
I once heard this; if Oprah procrastinated and said to her husband;
"well I don't know if I should be on TV" maybe I will sit and think about it.....now imagine she simply thought about it but decided to play her life smaller she would have missed out on using all of this amazing creativity! She chose to start somewhere, learn, interview mentors and above all; take consistent action.
Feel free to write in the comments what choices you have made today that will build your vision of tomorrow. Good Luck !