If you are reading this, then you’ve likely been thinking about starting your business for a while. And if you want to make real progress towards your business dreams, it is time to overcome a few common roadblocks:
“My mind is so cluttered that I don’t know what to do first”
“I have so many great ideas, but I still find it hard to define what it is I’m trying to achieve.”
“I can’t get in the right mindset to make real progress.”
Do any of these sound like you? If you can relate to them, then read on! In this article I will talk about common roadblocks that may be stopping you from starting your business and give you some tips to help you overcome them.
What’s the driving force behind you wanting to start your business?
If you’re anything like me, you’re driven by a desire to enjoy more freedom AND make money doing something that you love.
As a mum of 2 young boys, having the flexibility to plan my day around their needs is hugely important to me. I am so grateful to be around for all those special moments in their lives.
If you are reading this, then you likely feel that it is time to change the way you work.
You know that you are meant to be doing more than just working 9-5.
You want to be building a business of your own, rather than making money for someone else. You want the freedom to work on projects that excite you.
However, you are probably stuck in a cycle of researching, reading, downloading freebies, but not making any real progress.
The good news is that you are not alone!
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Common mindblocks affecting women wanting to start a business
I’ve been working with a range of women from around the world since starting Girl in Motion helping them start their dream businesses.
Many of these ladies have been wanting to start a business for a while when they reach out to me for help but made no real progress. And when I ask them what has stopped them from starting their business in the past these are some of the answers that I regularly get:
- Not knowing what to do first
- Information overload
- So many ideas you end up overwhelmed
- No direction
- Lack of clarity
- Just plain confused!
Do any of these sound like you?
The most common roadblock stopping women from following their business dreams
Not knowing what to do first and lack of a plan is one of the most common road blocks stopping women from starting their dream business.
If I’ve learnt anything in my years as a business owner is that putting together an actionable plan can make all the difference.
Having a roadmap to guide you to your business can help you overcome fear and stop procrastination.
Getting organised is the #1 step of a successful transition from employee to business owner
So I really encourage you to set aside the time to sit down and plan.
Making the time to organise your thoughts can make all the difference.
Starting a business can seem like a huge mountain to climb, but when you break down that huge task into small, actionable steps, then all of a sudden it comes more manageable!
Don’t know where to start?
Make yourself a cuppa and check out these free resources to help you get started: