If you are thinking about starting a business one of the first pieces of advice I can offer is to Show Up For Your Dreams. Here’s your checklist to help you condition yourself for success and show up for your dreams.
Make the decision to create your own Mission: Success Challenge (see my book for more about that).
Open yourself up to the possibilities! What amazing things could you achieve?
Be curious in the pursuit of following your dreams and creating a successful business.
Start a journal of your entrepreneurial adventure. Write in it daily (if you can) and share what’s been happening, what you’re trying to achieve, how you’ve been feeling – get it all out, it’s eye-opening and therapeutic!
Allow yourself to start dreaming big and getting clear about what you actually want, what success means for you.
Visualize your future history daily – see it happening, feel it happening, believe that it will happen.
Pay attention to your thoughts in the morning, throughout the day, and at night – choose empowering thoughts.
Change your posture to change your state and feel good.
(There are 6 more steps in my book)
Order my book, She Means Business.
How I found My Mission
I started the FEA (the Female Entrepreneur Association – an online platform that inspires and empowers over 350,000 women from around the world to build successful businesses through videos, courses and an online community) because I had messages bubbling up inside of me that I wanted to share with other female entrepreneurs to inspire and empower them.
I knew there was an amazing opportunity for me to create something because there was hardly any support online at the time that was aimed at women in business.
I felt so passionately about it, but it all felt a bit hazy and wishy-washy. I knew that if I wanted to turn my idea into a success I had to get clear on what exactly it was that I wanted to do, so I sat down and decided I was going to get clear on my mission by writing it down.
I began by thinking about the big picture of FEA, what I wanted it to look like when it was successful and I realized that the only way I could create a clear vision for myself was if I knew why I was doing it and what it meant to me.
So I began thinking about my why.
Why did I have these messages bubbling up inside me?
Why did I have a desire to share them?
Why did I want to build a platform for female entrepreneurs?
I began to write it all out…
I want to create something that will have a positive impact.
I want to create something I’m completely passionate about.
I want to create something that I can put my entire heart and soul into.
I want to create something that will inspire me and light me up.
I want to create something that will enable me to help other women in business, like me, who know the struggle and feel isolated.
I want to build a business that will enable me to live my dream life – doing something I’m passionate about, having the freedom to work from wherever I want, having the financial abundance to experience amazing things and give to charity.
The list went on and on and on and based on what I felt in the pit of my stomach, I could start to make out what FEA would look like when it was successful.
I knew I wanted to be able to help as many female entrepreneurs from around the world as I possibly could. I knew I wanted to inspire and empower those women to succeed – I knew it was the personal development and inspiration aspect that lit me up, so I knew I wanted to focus on that more than the how-to side. Based on this realization, I wrote out one simple statement that summed up my FEA business mission and purpose:
I’m going to inspire and empower as many women as I possibly can from around the world to turn their ideas into reality and build successful businesses.
Once I pulled my mission together and wrote it down on paper, my ideas became tangible for the first time. With my vision clear in my mind, I knew that all I needed to do was take little steps toward fulfilling it.
This has kept me on track throughout building FEA. All I have to do is ask myself, ‘Does this align with my mission?
It’s my Entrepreneurial North Star leading me where I need to go. So what’s yours? Let me know in the comments below.
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Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association – an online platform that inspires and empowers over 350,000 women from around the world to build successful businesses through videos, courses and an online Continue reading