Have you ever considered taking the leap from corporate into your own business before?
Doesn’t it seem like being an entrepreneur is THE trend nowadays?
Everyone’s been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.
Businesses are popping left and right, online and offline.
Support networks are popping up too, offering help to those who’ve got the bug.
We’re learning to speak a new language. We’re upgrading our skills. And let’s not forget our mindset. As hard as it is to change it, we’re becoming drawn to opportunity, innovation, and value creation. We see the glass as half full more and more.
I admit. I’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug too. I see myself being able to work from anywhere as my own boss doing what I love and getting paid for it.
But it’s more than this. It’s about putting my years of experience and knowledge to the test and the desire to help others. It’s also about contributing to society with my share of magic that’s been bestowed upon me.
As much as this vision warms my soul, even with a new mindset, it’s a steep mountain to climb.
Deciding to take the leap from corporate to business is nothing to take lightly or decide overnight.
Look yourself in the mirror and ask:
- How will taking the leap affect my family?
- What income do I need to sustain my lifestyle?
- How long will it take to get to a sustainable level?
- When is the best time to take the leap?
- How long should I give myself?
- Am I offering a product or service that people will buy?
- What do I need to learn first or before I launch?
- Who do I need to connect with?
- What kind of money will I need to start up?
- Am I going to work from home, an office space, or storefront?
- What business expenses will I have to pay?
- Should I go solo or hire someone to help?
Taking time to consider this minuscule list of questions can help set your intention to explore this decision from every angle. Asking questions can also help you get clear about your values – qualities that define who you are and what you want deep down.
Believe this. Taking the leap cannot be a small matter because there are many concerns to contemplate.
And even though you may feel ready, chances are, you’re not.
“Well, at least not now.
In this video chat, I’m sharing an intimate conversation with my coach, Dr. Nadia Brown of Doyenne Leadership who helps women all around the country map a path to take the leap from corporate into business.
I met Nadia last year at a Stella Orange event in Cincinnati. After a few months of connecting online, and then attending her Take the Leap event last October, Nadia, and I started working together.
I wrestled with the decision to move forward with a coach because I had many coaches to choose from, and I wasn’t sure if I was totally ready to move forward with the arduous task of building a business. Nadia turned out to be a good fit for me, and my business ideas wouldn’t leave me be.
Warning! There are a few audio mishaps in the video, but not enough to prevent you from experiencing our warm conversation. Enjoy watching.
I’m not ready to take the leap yet because I have unfinished business to take care of in my career. But I’m giving myself time to figure it out. Plus I’m all about watching things unfold in the right time.
What about you? If you consider taking the leap, what questions should you start asking yourself? Or if you’ve taken the leap already, what advice can you offer us who are considering it. Leave your comments below or share them with the GoneGirlGo 6-11 Network on Facebook. I’m also open to engaging in a more intimate conversation with you so email me at email@example.com.
To learn more about Dr. Nadia and her business, visit www.doyenneleadership.com. If you’re in need, download her Simple Guide to Sales Conversations. Check out her guest post on the blog she wrote a few months back, Sometimes Crazy Isn’t Crazy at All.