Beware The Opposition!By Guest Author: Damien Senn
Any time you make changes in your life you are going to be met with opposition from people who would prefer you to stay exactly as you are. Sadly, these people are often the ones that love you the most; your family, friends, partners and even work colleagues. However, in your moments of entrepreneurial seizure, the greatest opposition that you will experience (particularly if you’re a seasoned employee) will come from within yourself.
What’s your great business idea?
They say that each one of us has an unwritten book lying within us. It’s my belief that each of us also has a great business idea lying in the depths of who we are as well. However, the reality is that very few of us actually dig deep enough to uncover this aspect of self. Of those who do, fewer still are prepared to inject the passion and enthusiasm necessary to bring these ideas to life.
Understand your entrepreneurial process
If you hold aspirations of transitioning from paid employment to running your own business, I think it is important to understand the mental and emotional process you go through when you experience moments of entrepreneurial inspiration. When you get a business idea, do you immediately think of all the ways you could make it work or are you someone who automatically sabotages yourself by thinking of all the ways it could fail?
Pushing through entrepreneurial sabotage
If you are someone who experiences entrepreneurial sabotage, start to note down your habitual opposing thoughts. Here are some examples of sabotage you may already be familiar with:
Establishing any kind of venture requires a ‘leap of faith’ as there are no certain outcomes in business. When you are starting out spend most of your time focusing on ‘why’ you want to run your own business rather than the ‘how’. The how will follow naturally once you understand the why.
There is never a ‘perfect time’
If you are waiting for the perfect moment to launch your business you’ll be waiting a very long time. The only perfect time to start a business is right now. If you’ve got a great idea that you are passionate about, don’t delay! Immerse yourself into it right now! You don’t need any money to start planning and visualising your dream. If you can feel, touch and taste it, all you have to do is get out there and start sharing your vision with as many people as you possibly can. And if you do it effectively and with passion you will attract the right business partners and customers.
To quote Goethe, “whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!”
About the author:
Copyright Damien Senn 2005. All rights reserved. Damien Senn is a Life and Business Coach as well as a fully qualified Chartered Accountant. He helps professionals, artists and entrepreneurs create compelling futures. He is the author of the 'Senn-Sational Success Journal' and has developed his own coaching model called the 'Senn-Sational Success System'. For more information see www.senn-sational.com or email email@example.com.
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