success.6As a self-help entrepreneur I meet a lot of therapists and other entrepreneurs.  I find that they are often afraid to show the world who they are. I recently had a really interesting conversation with a psychic who regularly appears on TV but was unsure about doing live stage shows. She said that her reason for that was being worried about being ridiculed by her colleagues. Fear is very often the cause for us to want to hide and avoid shining our light. The problem is that as an entrepreneur you simply do not have the luxury to hide. If you continue hiding you condemn your business to failure as exposure is its life supply.  Writing blogs, being on social media, attending network meetings and offering your services to companies and private individuals is an essential part of creating a successful business. Stepping outside your comfort zone is inevitable I am afraid, if you want to make a good living out of what you love doing.  Why would you settle for being mediocre when you could be brilliant? I don’t believe in one fits all. What I mean by that is I think every business is unique, every individual is unique and therefore requires a unique plan of action. So, if you have tried and not succeeded you need to create your own unique plan and do it your way.  You need to be proud of who and what you are and trust your instincts. You must learn to shine! Of course there are certain guidelines to follow when you are in business but rest assured that you are the secret magic component that no-one else has.  So, don’t delay, come out of hiding and start running a successful business!


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businessplanMaking a plan is crucial to business success. This might be an obvious statement but believe me it was not so obvious to me when I started out. I was full of hope but somewhat naive as to what it takes to make it in the self-help industry. As a coach I taught people how to identify a clear and specific goal and helped them map out their way to get there, when one day it hit me that the process that includes plan, focus and act, applies to me, specifically to my business too. I believe that evaluation is your first step. Have a look at what has and has not been working since you’ve been in business and make a list of those things.  Look at how much time you are spending on certain tasks and how much profit each of those tasks bring. Also evaluate your own behaviour. Notice if and when you are procrastinating and identify the reasons for it. It could be that you are postponing working on something because you are afraid to fail or uncertain about how to do it. Remind yourself that failure could be a necessary step toward success and even if you failed you could start again and do it better. If you are uncertain then it is best to ask for help rather than dwell on the problem. You might also want to check out if you have any perfectionist tendencies and learn to curb them as they will prevent you from finishing tasks and projects. So, as I said EVALUATE.  Then you can start planning. Look at your finances and put facts and figures on to paper. Ask yourself what you want to achieve financially and decide if it is realistic and achievable.  Decide what action steps you need to take in order to succeed. ACTION IS A VITAL COMPONENT OF SUCCESS. You can have the best business plan on the planet, if you fail to put your plans into action you will fail.  Actions do not only speak louder than words but they also speak louder than plans. Action is what going to push you through the finish line. If you find yourself afraid to act then you need to ask yourself why. Please do not ever be afraid of asking for help from a mentor or a coach as it could make the difference of you becoming a successful entrepreneur or remaining a dreamer.


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shipYou might feel that your business dreams are stepping close and closer to a precipice where they will fall and will cease to exist forever.   You, like many entrepreneurs, might doubt if you can survive the pain of financial struggle, despondency and the overwhelming feeling of failure. You might feel in need of a life line or a boat that strong enough to sail you to shore despite of rough waters. Yes, starting and growing a business is not for the faint hearted and can feel like being lost at sea sometimes but at the same time it is exciting and rewarding.  It has an element of unpredictability which can be unnerving but as you become more resilient and learn to have trust in yourself and in your abilities you will feel calmer and safer and know that you can navigate your ship well enough to reach the shores of success.  One of my favourite quotes is from ‘Men, money and chocolate’ by Mena Van Praag, where she sais “When life does not work out the way you want it, it is not usually the sign to give up, it is a sign you should be bolder. Not by trying the same things over and over again; but by doing something radical, something brave, fresh and new.”  I have this quote on the wall above my desk to remind me every day that I am the one who is responsible for my own success and that in order to succeed in business I need to adopt a resilient attitude and make changes as and if necessary. I like many other self-help entrepreneurs initially found it hard to become a business person  and I must admit it took some time to master it but once I empowered myself and learnt (the hard way ) the tricks of the trade, so to speak, my fortune has turned around.  I learnt to sharpen my focus, become crystal clear on what I wanted and how I planned to achieve it.  I waved goodbye to procrastination and took some courageous action steps. Listen, if I can do it then so can you! It is time to heal the pain of struggle and steer your ship to calmer waters, or if you prefer, your business toward success.


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