Five Small Steps to Quit Your Job and Start a Business

quit your job and start a businessIf you’re considering how to quit your job and start a business taking these steps will build your confidence.

What really causes you to delay making the decision you know you need to make?

I’ve worked with hundreds of would be solo entrepreneurs and every one of them was once right where you are now. Here’s why they waited and here’s why you’ve waited so long to make your move.

The options you see don’t look better than staying where you are.
It’s clear what you need to do to make your move. You need to expand your options and I’m going to tell you how.

But first here’s a truth that will make you feel good.

If you weren’t capable of succeeding in your new business the original idea would never have even come to you in the first place. That’s how awareness works. If you get a strong intuitive hit on a desire – you have the capacity to pull it off.

If you believe in your own individuality you’re already ahead of the game. Having the faith to invest time and resources into your own inspiration gives you an edge in this world where mimicry is so often embraced. Here’s another reason to feel good.

78%* of the new business startup solo service professionals I’ve coach ultimately end up starting one of the businesses they have always wanted to start.
That tells me that deep within they already knew what they were being called to do. You already know your ideal business as well. They just needed to build their confidence up to the point of making the leap.

You can incrementally build confidence as you follow these five small steps.

1. Trust your gut

Your life has been trying to guide you for years now. Your enlightened future self knows how the lack of vocational freedom is killing your spirit. Instead of asking others for advice take this baby step by asking and trusting your higher self. Get calm and take a few deep breaths. Then ask your higher wiser self this powerful question. What do I need to acknowledge that I already know?
Contact me for a complete set of higher-self dialogue instructions and questions.

2. Consider the upside

The news media and our risk adverse culture like to scare the hell out of you by broadcasting all sorts of business failure statistics. What they seldom recommend is to consider the considerable upside. You need to balance the fear by looking at all the things that could go right for you once you quit your job and start a business. Make a list of them right now by responding to this question. What are all the really wonderful possible outcomes that could come my way when I start my business?

3. Assess your energy

You can feel the drudgery of repeatedly being told what to do when you start yet another uninspiring on-the-job project, right? What you’re feeling is the heavy energy of obligation. If entrepreneurship is right for you when you imagine the freedom of self-employment you’ll feel light and expansive. That’s your signal to say yes and proceed. You can read your energy easily. Just ask how does this possibility make me feel?

4. Expand Possibilities

Decision-making is far easier than we think it is. The only reason why you haven’t already made the decision to quit your job and start a business is because the options you’re considering aren’t as attractive as remaining where you are.
It’s obvious that you need to do is to expand your possibilities until you can see one or multiple options that are clearly better than staying in the slavery of employment. What follows are nine provocative open-ended questions. These questions are not designed to be answered. Instead ask them and live with them then you’ll feel the lift of expanding awareness. In a few days completely new possibilities will begin to surface. Write the options down that are clearly better than remaining enslaved.

Select the questions or write your own, that feel expansive to you and ask them frequently.

  1. What if discovering and developing my ideal business is far easier than I can now imagine?
  2. What if my business becomes a huge success because of a big demand for my unique services?
  3. What choice could I make that would help me see what I don’t yet see?
  4. What if everything that I think is wrong with me, is actually a greatness I have not yet received?
  5. Where can I put my energy now that will create greater clarity today and in the future?
  6. What is required that would expand my awareness far beyond what I now think is possible?
  7. What business possibilities would be fun for me now and in the future?
  8. What if just by asking questions I could see the ideal business for me?
  9. What choices, questions and consciousness would make this transition easy and effortless?

5. Choose the option that lights you up

Look at all of the new business options you’ve written and imagine operating each business. Which would you be proud to tell others about? Which one would you be eager to market? When you imagine operating each business which one lights you up with delight? Choose that one and get started.

Successful business startup decision–making is an inside job. As long as your fear is clearer than the business option you’re stepping into, you’ll stick with the fear. Yet if you take these five small steps you’ll feel the energy of aliveness rush in to guide you. Hesitate no more. Humanity awaits your special gift and you are the only one you can give it.

If you really want to get moving without delay then schedule a complimentary  Confidently Make the Leap strategy session.

*(The other 22% confirmed their ideal business but decided that the timing wasn’t ideal to get started.)

Five Essentials to Choosing the Right Business

"choosing the right business."How did you choose your business?  Did you choose it based on who you are or did you allow the circumstances and relationships in your life to choose it for you?

If you think you may have chosen incorrectly or if you haven’t even chosen yet – these five essentials will show you how to choose the right business.

I work with corporate employees who want to confidently quit their jobs and start a business.  Choosing a business that brings you alive is essential for your success but just doing what you love isn’t enough.

Just like the prospective entrepreneur who has yet to choose, existing business owners will benefit from knowing the five essentials for choosing the right business.

Existing business owners could be just one small adjustment away from success.  New business owners can start right the first time.

Money and clients are attracted to confident enthusiasm so both need a small business blueprint that inspires taking frequent action confidently and enthusiastically.

These five essential elements are not linear.  Instead imagine  a five sided pentagon of success.

  1. Sell the product or service that you are most eager to create. Eagerness leads to willingness which leads to action which leads to success. Eagerness is a natural response to authentic desire and only exists in the absence of fear.  Business can be a drag without natural eagerness.
  2. Work in your business on the activity that gives your deepest gladness. Deep gladness goes beyond love. Gladness is love with deep meaning.  What really matters to you matters because it is deeply aligned with your core makeup.  Isn’t it kind of stupid to start a business that doesn’t take into account the whims, talents and values of the founder?
  3. Start a business serving who and what you care about the most.  There is good reason for your experiences. Life is not a random event.  You’ve seen what you’ve seen and been though what you’ve experienced in order to give a damn about someone or something.  It’s time for you to take a stand and serve where you really care.
  4. Make a difference by giving customers the solutions that they most need.  In order for your business to thrive someone, somewhere has to really need what you’re selling.  There has to be some meat in your offer that someone is emotionally hungry for.  Quit talking about how you do what you do.  That’s too light of a meal.  Instead hit them hard with direct messages that speak to what they really need.
  5.  Finally offer your customers what they need in the way that they want it.  If you don’t meet them where they are they won’t recognize how much you can help.  Speak the language of those you are selling to.  Be strategic and smart by entering the conversation they are already having with themselves.  That’s how they want it.  They want it clear and understandable.

Eagerness, deep gladness and deep care enthusiastically served in a dish of what they need in the way they want it.  That’s the recipe for small business success.

So how many sides does your startup business pentagon have?  Without all five you aren’t really building a business that will last.  But you can change that.  You can choose to start a business that is right for you and for your clients.

Each month I offer five free strategy sessions to help prospective business owners get really clear on:

  • Understanding the person you need to be in order to make the leap.
  • Discovering the number one thing stopping you from starting
  • The right timing for you to make your move.
  • Identifying the next step that will give you the confidence to take the leap.
  • Exactly what you need to do next to make your move.

To claim your session send me an email  telling me why you want to be self-employed.