Living and working here in Paris or anywhere in the world,
...working from home with a baby,
... having the freedom to be myself in my business,
… working completely on my terms,
… these are just a few of the amazing perks of running your own online/freedom based business.
But just like anything in life there is always a dark side to any worthwhile pursuit.
The benefits of running your own business by far outweighs the challenges yet the challenges need to managed well otherwise a successful online business remains just a dream and cannot become a reality.
After running my own business for 13 years and guiding many entrepreneurs to both set up and grow their business, I've come to see that there are 4 main challenges that need to be addressed for success.
If these 4 issues are not addresses they can cause burnout, stagnancy, high levels of stress, overwhelm and dissatisfaction! Blllaahhhhhhh let's not end up there!
So I've outlined each main challenge below with a tip to manage each one so that you can create the business and life of your dreams with greater ease.
4 tips to manage the dark side of business.
1. Loneliness – Working for yourself can sometimes be a lonely road. It is not the same as being in an office surrounded by other people, supports and social outlets. While this is also a benefit of working for yourself to break free from toxic and limiting workplace politics... you still need connection and support. Connecting with your clients is not enough... you need to connect with peers and those who are in the same situation as you for support.
Solution – hire a mentor for support or join a mastermind group to surround yourself with other high achievers and go getters who understand your journey and can provide connection, support and companionship on your business adventure.
2. Self Motivation – You are your own boss when you work for yourself. There is no-one looking over your shoulder, telling you what to do or checking that you have done your work. Once again this can be a huge benefit of running your own biz BUT if you struggle to motivate yourself each day... it becomes a massive challenge and a big roadblock to your success.
Solution – hire a mentor or join a mastermind group to keep you accountable each and every week. Create deadlines for yourself, set goals at the start of each week and month and make sure you are accountable to some-one to complete them.
3. BIG Emotional Triggers – There is no greater personal development out there than running your own business. I see it each and every time somebody has the courage to finally step up and follow their dream. Soon after your decision to either start your own business or grow a business that has reached a plateau or stagnancy... all of your inner bullsh#t rises not so elegantly to the surface for release. This can be uncomfortable, destabilising, scary and paralysing if it is not addresses carefully. Yet if there is adequate support, guidance and reassurance at each step to clear each layer of doubt, fear and old wounds... it can be the most liberating and transformational experience ever!
Solution – hire a mentor or join a mastermind group to support and guide you through the inevitable and necessary emotional waves that always arise on the path to our dreams. Ensure that you have lots of nurturing and supportive lifestyle activities to balance the discomfort of regularly stepping out of your comfort zone.
4. There's No Map! – You are the driver of your own destiny when you work for yourself. You get to make all the decisions and call all the shots... which is fabulous and empowering... but what if you don't know what to do next to grow your business? What if you are going around in circles trying the same things and continuing to get the same old unsatisfying results... what then?
Often people give up their dream at this point. They think, “I'm not good enough, it will never work for me, I've tried and it just won't take off!” Ahhhh nooooooo don't give up your dream.... EVER!
Solution – hire a mentor or join a mastermind group to support your decisions, to bounce ideas off, to get fresh new eyes on your business, to offer suggestions, marketing solutions and guide you each step to the success you desire in a way that's empowering... as YOU always need to be in the drivers seat.
Very few businesses actually survive these days without a business mentor or a mastermind group to keep your vibration high, your motivation pumping, your emotions supported/reassured and your forward steps crystal clear.
The Peace Passion and Profit Mastermind kicks off a new group on June 19th with a new affordable 3 month program. You receive business guidance and transformational support from myself while making lifelong connections with fellow heartfelt entrepreneurs.
In the PPP program we will:
Connect deeply to your intuitive self to guide your business to success.
Boost your confidence to new heights so you can attract the results you desire.
Get a new level of clarity on your unique strengths, your ideal client and your message which is essential for clients to buy from you.
Create the ideal package of services that your clients will be hungry for.
Set up a new marketing sales funnel so keep attracting a consistent flow of new clients into your tribe.
Clear out any of your block to financial abundance and success and supercharge your time management skills so that you are on fire!
It's time to finally get the support you need to thrive and I can't wait to support you to create the business and life of your dreams.
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