Words of wisdom for new entrepreneurs
A good way of describing the entrepreneurial journey to others would be like comparing it to trying to climb the tallest mountain!
Ebs and flows; Highs and Lows... most will probably agree that the stories we share and experiences we go or "grow" through are very similar! It was an absolute honor to be featured in the March 2019 issue of Where Women Create Work, which was celebrating International Women's Day. I was asked to give my top 7 words of wisdom for new entrepreneurs, and here it goes....
1. VALUE YOUR TIME. Your time is money.
2. SAYING NO SOMETIMES. We find it hard to say NO to people or certain things because we want to do it all or please everyone; however, sometimes there are things that are not really worth our time, energy or simply not who we really are or comply with our brand or image.
3. TAKE TIME FOR YOU. As entrepreneurs, we tend to over-work, over-think, over-do... our minds just don’t stop running. But, every engine needs to rest, get an oil change and get a tune-up every now and then. Taking some time for yourself, whatever that may be may actually fuel you even more and spark fresh, new ideas. Don’t feel guilty to take a break every now and then!
4. ASK FOR HELP. I know we tend to want to do it all, and even think we can do it all sometimes. One of the ways I asked for help was spiritual...I ask my angels for help twice a day. I actually set an alarm on my phone for noon and 9pm. At those moments I ask my angels and guides to help me with whatever it is I need help or clarity on.
5. JOURNAL. I write every morning. It gives so much clarity to write what I am thankful for, what I want my day to be like and what I may be feeling. This is an exercise for your soul. It raises your vibration and sets you up for allowing any ideas, messages, and intuitions to be clearer.
6. START AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. As a creative, I avoided numbers as much as possible. They scared me and overwhelmed me. But, at the end of the day, you need to know your business and cannot grow if you do not know what you need to grow too!
7. FAILURES ARE NOT FAILURES; THEY ARE LESSONS. If you can evaluate every bad experience, situation or decision and see where you went wrong or what you could have done better, that is SUCCESS!
Click here to purchase the March 2019 issue of Where Women Create Work
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