Entrepreneurship is not for the feint hearted. It’s for the bold, the brave, the badass, big hearted carers who care more about what they can create and give back than fear, failure, judgment or pride.
In order to create epic results in your business, you first and foremost have to claim your coveted title as an entrepreneur and then do justice to it. Many entrepreneurs are struggling because they have not fully claimed their title. To be a conscious entrepreneur means to be an unstoppable force of good in this world. Once you realise that’s who you are and what you are committed to (no matter what), the rest (as Marie Forleo says) is figure outable.
My struggles to claim my title as an entrepreneur have taught me that there are three essential keys to success, which I want to share with you below so that you can get there quicker than I did and start seeing epic results in your business.
Here are three ways that you consciously create better results for your business:
1. Know your heart
You are the heart of your business so you need to be connected to your heart and what you truly and deeply care about. Those ideas you have that bring tears to your eyes when you let yourself feel what it means to you to create them, those are the ones worth pursuing.
You have to turn off all the noise about what everyone else is doing, how they are doing it and that voice in your head that tells you why you can’t do or have what you want. You have to make time for stillness and silence and feel what’s true for you.
Your ideas, desires and curiosity are always guiding you. Listen closely and act immediately, before those negative voices fill your mind with doubt and fear.
“The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.” –Toni Collette
2. Take consistent action on your ideas
Once you know what you want to create and why, take action, every single day. Real clarity comes from taking action on your ideas, desires and curiosity. Rome wasn’t built in a day so be kind to yourself and careful not to have unrealistic expectations that leave you feeling deflated.
Make sure to give yourself credit for everything you have already done in the pursuit of your dreams and acknowledge the amazing person you have become. Focus on taking small consistent steps and remember that mastery comes from practice, so just keep at it and enjoy the process of honing your skills and refining your craft. You are most likely already ten times better at your craft than you think.
It’s really important to keep taking action, even and especially in the face of fears, challenges and obstacles. The universe always has your back and is giving you exactly what you need to become the person capable of receiving what it is that you want. When you understand that even the challenges are serving you and hold precious lessons, you become unstoppable.
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
3. Be as bold as you can be
Big visions require big courage. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone, to feel exposed, and to be vulnerable. You have to love yourself enough to put yourself in the line of other people’s fire, because your vision and your success are going to trigger people. What you have created may be so outside of what they think is possible for themselves that the only way they know how to deal with it is by going after you. Meet people where they are, be kind where they can’t and choose to surround yourself with the people who get your vision and support you.
Being bold also means being fiercely committed to the truth. If you know you need help, be brave enough to ask for it. If you know you need to make a change in your business, make it. If you know you are capable of giving more, go for it. Lastly, give yourself permission to invest fully in being the unstoppable force of good that made you want to be an entrepreneur in the first place. The title is yours for the taking.