What’s an Employedpreneur – Here’s my definition: “An Employedpreneur is what I call a ‘Double E’ – an employee by day and entrepreneur by nights and weekends”
As a successful Employedpreneur and Balanced-Living Expert, I have learned many lessons over the past fourteen years. Hopefully these lessons that I have learned will help you grow your business more effectively and without some of the stress and challenges that I faced over the years.
1. Make a ‘radical decision: If you want it bad enough you will do what it takes. It may require a mindset shift or mindset change. The key is to make the ‘radical decision’ and never give up on your dreams.
2. Wear your accessories daily: From my book: Fit, Fine & Fabulous in Career, Business & Life, I gave those accessories that you must wear everyday in order to achieve success.
Here they are:
• Set intentions
• Master clarity
• Ensure commitment
• Practice consistency
• Achieve momentum
Without these accessories (intentions, clarity, commitment, consistency and momentum) – you are just wasting your time. Success is based on a plan (intentions); be clear about what you want (clarity); focusing of getting the job done (commitment); be diligent everyday (consistency), and strive (momentum) to be successful every moment of the day.
3. Consider every day a college course: My parents insisted that I use the library throughout my educational experience. Now I use the Internet as a learning tool. Learn how to search for what you need and then be resourceful in mastering how you will implement it.
Also take advantage of mastermind groups, hire a coach or join a coaching program.
You can pick a couple of successful entrepreneurs or coaches and follow what they do. Learn to read niche-specific blogs and buy books that relate to what you need to learn to grow a successful business.
We’ve all some form of craziness we must break through. Break through yours and grow yourself, then amazing things will happen in your business.
4. Surround yourself with the right people: By surrounding myself with people who remind me that I am good at what I do, that I can make a difference and help others was most invaluable.
I mastered the art of forming collaborations, strategic alliances and build a strong base of resource partners. Sometimes we all need that encouragement – so don’t forget to have people in your life who are your cheerleaders.
5. If it is not working move on: If you want to grow your business you’ve got to detach from things. If your website isn’t working, be willing to change it (sometimes dramatically). If your products or services aren’t selling, be willing to let go and create something totally different. If your social media efforts are not generating leads or sales, change your approach.
I have learned that you must test everything, question all things and trust the advice of people you know, like and trust.
6. Stop copying, competing and comparing. I had to learn the 3C lesson that I am who I am and that I must do those things that are unique to me and my business model. Here’s my best advice: Don’t compare yourself to others, don’t compete with others and copy what works for someone else because it probably will not work for you.
Do your best, put your heart in it and keep working to be the best. Get rid of whatever makes you stop. Push yourself. Never settle.
7. Expect change. Nothing remains the same. My 3R Method is Re-Imagine Re-Invent and Re-Emerge™ was created because there is always a change that you will need to overcome.
As Employedpreneurs or Entrepreneurs or Business Owners you must be willing to change and believe in the possibilities.
Audrey Hepburn once said: “Nothing is impossible! The word itself says, I’m possible”
ATT’s slogan is: ‘ReThink Possible’.
Through all of these years of growing and learning, I can tell you that it is worth it. We all have challenges – yours may be different that mine – but nevertheless if your keep going – it will pay off.
You will be successful – just make sure your definition of success is yours and not someone else.
© Copyright 2013 Laureen Wishom