Have you ever wondered about going solo? Working for yourself? Turning your talents and hobbies into business? Whatever it is that you are good at – making unique costumes, shooting horse portraits, crafting great stories, designing awesome sites, there are always thousands of people looking for that kind of stuff.
Everyone has skills. Being good at something is a great start. Turning your skills into business is the whole new ball game, and for most people it seems like an impossible and way too risky journey.
1. It is up to you to make it happen
Going solo, and building your own dream business isn’t easy, and it takes time. You will have to invest a lot of hours, sweat, and money to get it off the ground. Have a serious “YOU to YOU” talk. Ask yourself questions about your job today, about what makes you happy and what makes you unhappy. Can you do anything to change it? What skills would you you need to achieve that? If you are mentally strong, know what you love doing, and can’t achieve that working for someone else, then it is really worth trying.
2. Believe in yourself. Be brave. You are not an impostor
So, are you really ready? You have done your homework and ready for the take off? I won’t lie, you are entering unknown waters, and it’s not going to be all smooth sailing. But once you start, believe in yourself and be brave. You are your first audience. Be brave with your dream, with your idea, with your decisions, speak your mind and back “YOU”.
3. Surround yourself with smart & positive people.
Startup is all about people. Getting your business off the ground is one of the most challenging things you will do in your life. Some of the people in your life may not understand why you’re spending so much time away from them and working so hard for no money. They may come across quite negative, questioning your idea and dragging you down with negativity. The best thing you can do when starting a business, is stay away from negative people. Period. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, and who love challenges and solutions. You will draw tons of inspiration and energy from smart & positive people.