So many of my clients come to me for entrepreneurship coaching, and while I have many tools, skills, and abilities to use to help with, there is one thing that I can’t do. I cannot do the work for them! I love coaching, but I am also running my own business. I have to do my own work.
To be very specific, most people feel that they need all of the “right” answers before they get started, but that is the very thing that will keep them standing still forever. There is no completely perfect combination of actions that can be taken that will automatically ensure success. The truth is, success comes from a person making a series of relentless decisions to achieve their goal.
Most people who seek out the services of a coach are already on the right track. They are using someone else’s experience, expertise, knowledge, and skills in order to better position themselves in their businesses. Kudos! Once you have some insight and direction, it’s time to get moving. In fact, the thing that I say the most to my new clients, is to just start. Do the work, and you will start to get a better idea of what could be altered.
Do the Work!
Don’t put too much energy into going through every little scenario in your head before you get started. Whatever the entrepreneurial endeavor is, it belongs to you. You can mold it whichever way you choose, and if you decide later that you want something different, you can change it. Nothing is set in stone. As you grow and change, your brand can evolve with you. Just get started!
Have you been stalling on a project, because you want everything to be perfect first?
I’m not sure that I have shared with you, in the past, that I design t-shirts. It’s a fun past-time of mine. Recently, I designed a new t-shirt that I really like! I call them Glory Tees. I whole-heartedly believe that our hair is our glory, and I treat mine as such…well, now I do.
I have been so adamant about not putting so much effort into my hair. I refuse to be a “product junky”, or spend hours trying to style my hair. BUT I absolutely should take care of my hair, and treat it with some special attention.
This t-shirt is a reminder that our hair is our glory and should be treated well.
I needed a little motivation. How about you? How do you treat your hair on a regular? Whether we rock our hair natural or relaxed, it is important to all of us. In fact, the black hair industry is a more than $600 million per year industry, and that information was reported by the Huffington Post in 2014. I would feel confident to say that number has grown in the last two years.
I, for one, promise to take a little more pride in my glory and to put more effort into treating it as something special. Get your Glory Tee here!
Sooo…This week, I experienced the worst epic fail in the business that I run with my husband. I am still upset about it, but I’m slowly coming back to my normal, upbeat and positive self. I decided to share this story, because I constantly say that making mistakes is just a part of the game, and I am no exception. I made a major mistake earlier this week that led to my company losing money. Failures are inevitable, but I really wish this failure had not happened. Oh well…spoiled milk. Read more →
People learn biz essentials every day through research, seminars, books, etc. We cannot discount the learning that takes place through failures, though. I know, we don’t like to say the “f” word, but some of the most valuable lessons come from it. I consider myself a lifelong entrepreneur, because I have been starting and running businesses since I was very young. Read more →