How many of you feel like there is something missing from your life?
OK. You can all put your hands down now. I chat with people all the time about their success, their failures, their passions and their roadblocks. I am not a counselor or a therapist or even a business coach for that matter. I am just a mom who listens and gives sound advice.
On a recent trip to Chicago, I met a thirty something woman at a conference that I attended. She has a phenomenal career, a nice home, financially secure, decent boyfriend (basically all lollipops and rainbows dream life), but she still is missing one crucial piece: She wants to own a business!
She and I quickly became friends and chatted between every session, and even shared a cab ride back to O'Hare International Airport. My new found friend and I had a very long discussion about the steps that are required to open a business. She's working on her plan and developing the concept of how to strategically align the stars and moon to make it all work in her favor. (If you started your own business, you know what I mean by having all the planets align.)
There is never a perfect time to start a business, but there needs to be a gut full of passion to get over all the humps and hurdles in the beginning of the journey. It takes time and patience and a little bit of masterful planning to make it work, and it does work for many small business owners as they have been very successful in their endeavors.
Now, it's your turn. Any and all small business owners, please share some of the best insight and advice you have received over the years. We are all ears!