“It is in the moments of decisions that your destiny is shaped.” ~ Anthony Robbins
Assuming you want to start your own business. Where do you begin?
Do you start with creating a business plan, or getting your first client, or getting your finances in place first?
Well, none of these, really…
Your new business journey begins with a decision to do it.
In most cases, when people want to start their first business, they don’t really know what to do or where to start.
They don’t have a strategic plan. They don’t have any clients. They sometimes do not even have the financial means to get started, AND they have plenty of self doubt… (Heck, who doesn’t have self-doubt when they first start out?)
But what separates those who have a successful start-up from those who don’t, is that the successful ones…
Make the decision to DO!
They first make the decision…and then they take massive action.
They find out what to do. They create the plan. They find the necessary finances to start. And they go out to get the clients they need.
They don’t try to do things. They DO it.
A woman I recently met is such a great example of this. When I first met her earlier this year, she was in a very difficult situation with her life and finances, and asked for my help in starting a VA business. She had to quickly improve her financial situation and also heal the hurt from her personal life.
I helped her with what I could, and may I hope that my small contribution made her aware of the multitude of possibilities out there.
Because what I admire about her, is that she didn’t just passively receive the advice and information I gave, but…
She decided to DO.
She did a whole lot of additional research with regards to virtual assistance…., and her hunger for information not only provided the answers to the questions she were looking for, but it also took her on a journey of self-discovery.
In the process she not only found herself, but also found her passion of empowering other women who might go through similar life situations as she.
So, her future is now taking a turn from becoming a virtual assistant, to becoming an empowerment coach for women. So exciting!
But there is more to the story…
In the beginning of the year, and still now, her finances is one of her major stress points.
But because she decided to DO, she found the courage (and the money) to take a leap of faith and enroll for an expensive business-coaching program with a well-known international coach. (No, it’s not me, but I’m still so proud of her!)
So the question you might ask is: Why does she invest an exorbitant amount of money for an internationally acclaimed coach when money is one of her stress points?
It’s simple. She decided to DO whatever it takes to succeed.
So will she be successful?
Well, I believe in my heart that she will reach the success she wants, because she was willing to decide to DO.
She didn’t hide behind possible excuses like:
- Now is not the right time. She made the time
- I don’t have any money. She found the money
- I don’t know where to start and what to do. She did the research and found the answers she was looking for.
So, what is the lesson we can take away from this?
For me: If you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way to do it…
…but it all starts with a DECISION to DO.
Question: Have you already made the decision to DO – whatever it is you want to do? If not, what is standing in your way? Tell us in the comment box below.
To Your Success