Don’t read another book or attend another teleseminar or webinar or conference until you read this blog post.
If you’re reading this more than likely you decided within the last 3 years to start your own business. You started out in a whirlwind of enthusiasm that you could and would make money doing what you love from home. Then, the reality of putting all the pieces of your business together *smacked* you right in the face. You started consulting or coaching or writing or some type of freelance service and now you’re realizing that it takes more than a good idea to be a business owner. You’re passionate about helping other people, but no one seems to be in need of your help.
The answer is obvious. You don’t know enough.
The solution. You subscribe to multiple newsletters including the one on this site. You purchase books and coaching packages, but none of it seems to be the answer you need. You’ve sat through so many EXPERT free and paid online teleseminars and webinars you can’t count them all. None of this has made a significant difference. Sound familiar?
The Wizard of Oz shares a valuable lesson that I think every successful entrepreneur will learn at some point. It’s taken me almost 2 years to realize it. I want to hopefully shorten you’re learning curve.
Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?
Glinda, the Good Witch: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.
Dorothy: I have?
Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
Glinda, the Good Witch: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.
In that moment Dorothy discovers she wasn’t asking the right person or the right questions. The question was not how do I get what I want? A better question was how do I recognize what I already have?
I’m willing to bet that you already know enough to be successful at your craft. If you’re a freelance writer, you probably already write beautifully, but how do you turn your craft into a business? If you’re a financial planner, you’re probably really good at helping people build a solid financial future. How do you turn that knowledge into a business?
I have some questions for you.
- What are you doing in your business? Yes. DOING.
- What actions have you taken? Have you put any of that 10 lbs of knowledge to work?
How do you take a skill, talent, craft and build a home business that fulfills all the reasons you started your biz in the first place? You start with developing a plan. We’re going to call this plan a roadmap. We’re going to look at the big picture of your business. Where are you going? Where are you NOW? How do you get to where you want to be?
Next post: Where are we going?
Kendra Tillman, - The Savvy WAHM Community