I have had a little over a year to really incubate my business from a baby to something with diverse offerings that create value for users/subscribers. It was a humble side project in the beginning, then it started to take over my heart a bit, and eventually I was running full-steam ahead at this thing I loved that was still being conceptualized as I found more opportunities for growth and experience.
Transitioning from full-time work to being a full-time entrepreneur requires a mindset shift, a lifestyle shift, a thought process shift – it’s like taking the hourglass and shaking it. For the first few weeks I worked full-time on my own business, I struggled with how to organize my days, what business hours to uphold, how much work to do in one day, what projects I wanted to tackle next for spreading the word about myself, and so on. I had no idea what direction to move in; I had a coach who was helpful in nudging me in some possible directions, but overall, I was just flopping around like a fish out of water. It wasn’t until I made myself sit down to write out the things I envisioned having for my business that I really started to make some headway on getting them accomplished (imagine that!).
And then, the shifts started happening. Once I gave in to making my starting point my aspirations, desires, and goals, the energy started to flow and things started moving. Note: they began “moving,” not taking off. Gains will come in business, but they require consistent good effort. That takes time to build. But as the shifts began to happen, more and more began to gradually open up for me, allowing for more movement.