3 steps to determine what type of busines

3 steps to determine what type of business you would like to start!

When I first started thinking about creating my business and my blog, I wasn’t sure where to start!  So, as I have moved along the journey, I came up with 3 steps that I would like to share with you!

Back in the day I thought I could do anything I put my mind to, until I tried being an accountant for two years.  Can you imagine a totally right brain person, who can’t get her head around numbers, was trying to be an accountant?!?  Well, I worked hard, I learned alot from the auditors (yes, through my own mistakes), but I ended up feeling so overwhelmed that I just quit the job.

Now that I am an entrepreneur and blogger, there is SO MUCH to learn.  It is so much fun!  It is okay not to have all the answers.  The main thing you need to understand is whether what you are doing right now fits with what you want to do.  My business and blog are so exciting to me that I am learning as much as quickly as I can, creating products that I love, designing with the most amazing customers and I am happy!!!!!  Here are the 3 steps I took to get clear on the type of business and blog I might like to start:

First step?

my designs, watercolor pencils, being creative

Figure out what your purpose is.  What do people/friends tell you about you?  You know the statements like, “Oh yeah, you are the one to do that because you are so good at it”, or “that is always so easy for you – you do it!”  Learning what your purpose is helps you to be clear on what you really want.  Not what others want  you to want…

List all the things you love to do.  Think back to when you were a child.  What did you do in your spare time?  Why did you enjoy about those things?  What were the skills you used  How did it make you feel?

Research those things you love to do on the internet.  See if there are any ideas online that you hadn’t thought of yet.  Write them all down.  I discovered the printing process I use when I was home sick one day – it didn’t feel right to be laying there doing nothing at the time…  Once I found the process I could use, my mind created lots and lots of possibilities!  You can see my products at http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/sayitwithyourwords

 

Find a mentor or teacher.  Shop around.  There are so many courses online now.  I love, love, love Skillshare (http://www.skillshare.com) and the cost is minimal.  You learn right from your computer on your own time, and can immediately put what you have learned into practise.  For example, I learned about watercolor pencils and now I can design and create my own watercolor heart designs for the throw blankets I design.  Anytime I run into a problem I look it up on Skillshare.  It is also a great place to go when I have a break.  Learn something new everyday, and watch your mind open up!

There are a lot of courses out there.  Be choosy!  Take your time!

Do an activity that utilizes your favorite skills at least once a day.  Yes, you may work full time, but trust me, you add in an activity that you love to do, and your time really does increase.  Your energy increases even more.  I know, because if I paint a canvas at night, I know I won’t be able to sleep for at least 5 hours because I am so energized!

Pay attention to the signs as things evolve now that you are energizing that part of yourself.  Are you meeting more people with similar interests?  Are you seeing new possibilities as you use your skills?  Take note of them!

Second Step?

Always believe in yourself.  Never talk about any of your ideas with people who won’t understand or will shoot your idea down before it even gets formed.  Trust me, it is exciting just thinking about it.  Why waste that precious energy on someone who will suck it right out of you!

Third Step?

Keep going.  The pieces will fall into place.  These are the pieces of the authentic you.  The emphasis must be on the small things you love to do.  The signs are all there!

Let me know how your journey to being your authentic self is going, and how it all fits together with your business and blog idea…

Deborah

 

 

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