Taking positive action steps toward developing your business is crucial to you taking the idea out of your head and turning it into a viable business. it will enable you to get closer to achieving your goal of ditching the 9-5 and it will also confirm that there is a genuine need for what you are offering. Alongside providing the evidence of where you fit in the market place and knowing what other action steps you should be taking in order to keep moving forward.
So many professional women similar to you, remain stuck and frustrated in their 9-5 job simply because they don’t take enough action steps towards realising their dreams. They end up procrastinating because they feel so overwhelmed by the number of things that have to do, alongside their already busy schedule. By the time they spin around and look they haven’t made much progress at all on developing their business and therefore fail to realise their potential.
What you need to do, is break your task down into bite size manageable chunks. So that you don’t become overwhelmed and find someone who will hold you accountable. When choosing an accountable buddy, make sure you find someone who has your best interest at heart and who will challenge and encourage you to keep going when things become difficult. Often time it so easy to choose somebody for the sake it, who already has their workload full and cannot commit fully to supporting you adequately. Which could end up going against you because it would just feel like you might as well be working by yourself!
Take a good look at where you are right now and make a decision about what steps you need to be taking to move forward with developing your business? For example, if you need to start attending more networking events, which events will you attend? how many will you be attending per week? Or maybe you haven’t started to attend networking events because you feel so uncomfortable in that environment. Truth be told you will need to get over your fear of not liking going if it's needed to grow and develop your business. So maybe your step could be to attend a how to network seminar or workshop.
My personal experience of networking
Taking to large groups of people has never been something that I have struggled with. I love talking to people and finding out stuff about them. However, in a networking environment, I found it very challenging the first couple of times I went because I didn’t quite grasp the purpose of going. A lot of people make the mistake of going to networking events to sell their stuff, instead of formulating a relationship with potential clients. When I was going, I wasn’t even trying to sell my services or form meaningful relationships. I was so in gross in listening to what other people had to say about their business because deep down I was too afraid to put my best foot forward in case I got rejected. So, I ended up leaving so many networking events completely disappointment. On reflection, my biggest challenge was me not seeing the value in what I had to offer and to not to be fearful of people rejecting what I was promoting at the event. Once I recognised this everything started to change.
I recently attended a networking event and was surprised by the number of women who were also scared to sell their products and services. One particular lady said she was about to leave the event before I approached her. Through our conversation, It transpired that she was feeling intimidated at the event and didn’t feel that she was getting anything out it. I spent a few moments inspiring her about my personal struggles at networking events and by the time we finished talking she decided to stay to the end and speak to more people.
There will always be challenges
One hat does not fit all when developing a business, whilst being stuck in a 9-5. There will always be challenges and there will always be countless amounts of tasks to complete, whilst realising your dream of launching a successful business.
How would you feel if you were able to identify the exacts steps to take, that would eliminate overwhelm and pushed you nearer to leaving your job more sooner than you ever thought possible? I bet you would feel really proud of yourself because you were finally seeing positive momentum taking place in your business.
Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, keep taking action on growing and developing your business. Some days will naturally be better than others, don't fall into the trap of procrastinating The key is to get clear on your goals and keep moving forward because your breakthrough is just around the corner.
Are you stuck in your 9-5 job, whilst developing your business on the side? Have you started to procrastinate instead of moving forward and working on developing your business? Are you feeling overwhelmed with a number of tasks that you need to work on and are unclear on what your next step should be? Then book your free 45 minutes discovery call today and get the clarity you need to grow your business in the direction that it needs. So that you can ditch your 9-5 job.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I'm the Sack Your Boss Strategist. I help professional women just like you who are stuck, frustrated and feeling unfulfilled in their corporate 9-5 role, to sack their boss and launch the business they truly love.