Kendra started a business six months ago. It’s exciting, but also extremely successful. At times, she really misses the regular salary her old job provided. Lately, she’s even been looking at job openings and she’s seen some great opportunities. Sometimes, she really regrets that she gave up her corporate job. Her question for us: “Is she just not cut out for owning her own business?”
Ultimately, Kendra, only you can decide if you’re cut out for it. However, we’ll offer some guidance on getting through this.
Stop tormenting yourself with the job openings.
If you reach the point, where you’re truly giving up on your business, THEN and only then should you start looking for a job. Some people might say that it’s a good thing for you to keep her options open.
Once you make a decision like this, you can’t constantly look at what might have happened if you did something else or what could happen if you completely change direction.
You have to commit to what you started out to do. If you don’t, you WILL fail.
Develop your own internal process to stop the second-guessing.
This is closely related to the point above, but it is such an essential skill for entrepreneurs that we thought it needed to be separated.
As a business owner, there will be days when you’re on the top of the mountain and there will be days when you’re stuck in the valley. And there are few days in between!
When you’re stuck in the valley, your internal voice is one of the things that will help you get back to the top of the mountain. However, understand that as a business owner, you’ll be back in the valley again before long. It’s just part of the process.
That’s why it’s so important to develop an inner voice that encourages you, rather than creating more doubt.
Develop a support network.
Friends are great, but you need to regularly converse with fellow business owners. Anyone and everyone who owns their own business will completely understand what you’re going through. They’ll give you that boost when you need it. And that includes us!
Thanks, Kendra. We wish you bigg success!
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Our bigg quote today is a good one, but isn’t attributed to anyone.
If you stick to your beliefs, there’s little doubt that you’ll win.
Next time, we ask, “Who’s in control – you or your Blackberry?” Until then, here’s to your bigg success!
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