It is the begining of 2016 , things are just getting started and there is one big thing I need to remind you of :
The road of Entrepreneurship is not an easy one.
1. Understand that your journey is not for everyone to understand.
Are you surprised ? Everyone will not get it, most will not understand why you would want to work for yourself. This is hard for people to grasp as we live in a world where we are slaves to helping other companies and organization to advance their goals but we are to afraid to advance of our dream and goals. However, you and I are different , we get it , and if it is just the two of us in the world that understand , then trust it is enough!
2. Earn and Demand Respect
- Do not cave into negotiation of your rates and pricing. Services may can be negotiated but your rate should never be up for question. If it is then this is probably not your ideal client.
-Don't do it for free. Okay so a philantrophy project of your choosing is one thing , we all can stand to give something back but it should always be your choice and your terms with how much you do for free and when. Also understand anytime you do something for free you should stand to benefit from it, maybe it boost your portfolio , maybe it gets you a mention on a local news station. Ask yourself what does my company stand to gain from this venture. You are a business first not a charity or a hobbyist.
-Don't let people call your wedding planning business a hobby. Tell them exactly what it is, a full- time lucrative passion career that supports you and your families life goals. Anytime someone tries to diminsh what you do , check them immediatly , with the look of death that they wouldn't think of trying to try you ever again.
-Don't let people pick your brain. That is like saying " can I use you" . Would you openly and warly welcome someone to do that? i don't think so . Any type of engagement, meeting or networking event should always be mutually beneficial . If you are leaving a meeting feeling bone dry , feeling as though the only thing you gained was loss of time, then I challenge you to stop doing this to yourself and become proactive in those meetings you choose to take part in.
3.Don't Give up and don't give in .
-We can all have an off day , even an off season, but guess what you reflect on what went wrong, what you need to change and you move forward. Ask yourself how bad do you want it and if you are so quick to throw in the towel then maybe you don't want it bad enough. Stop doubting yourself and live in your existence and tredge on triumphantly.
I certainly hope you found something inspiring that you can go back apply and levelup in your own business , be sure to check back oftern for new Freebies , ongoing self study training opportunities and openinings into my Listen Girl Mentoring and Mastermind Sessions for the Working Girl Boss.
Thanks for jumping on the blog and checking everything out ! You know this blogging stuff is important, I share that with you all the time so be sure that after you are finished up here you hop on over to your own blog and get things going over there to boost your own seo! Now enough lecture , let's get to the good stuff, carry out and enjoy your stay. XOXO- Shaun