I kind of whispered it to my husband. Why? I’ve had lots of ideas. But this idea was different. It was for a business that I felt I had no business getting into. I studied history in college and journalism in grad school…how was I equipped to start a nursing wear company? I didn’t know how to become an entrepreneur.
Truth is, I was equipped. I just didn’t know it yet. I knew I had a few things on my side: common sense, high speed internet and the entrepreneurial spirit. But I worried that not having a degree in business would stand it my way. It didn’t.
When I was 8, I had a “business” decorating hair bows. When I was in my late teens, I decided I was going to design purses. Then I was going to write children’s books in my 20s. But in my 30s, my idea was even riskier. Designing a line of breastfeeding clothing…with no formal design training, no business training and pretty much no funding...seemed slightly crazy. I was essentially googling my way to become an entrepreneur!
Yep. That was my idea. And you know what, I went for it because I had an idea and I knew I had to see it through.
Those 4 words can bring a swell of emotions to any would-be entrepreneur. You think your idea is unique and fantastic and the world needs it. But then there’s this voice that gets louder and louder and says, why should YOU do this NOW? You have no experience/skillset/money tree in your backyard etc.
Well, it’s time to shake off the negativity. You CAN do this. You CAN become an entrepreneur.
Is it scary? Yes.
Will you have some doubt? Yes.
But tenacity (and your innate common sense) will get you there.
Remember that doing it alone is the tougher path to take. When you become an entrepreneur, you may feel the need to retreat into your work. But just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to grow a successful business. That’s why I’ve created VIP Business Connection, for you to connect with other people in a safe space. We are all going through the same feelings and experiences so we can guide each other, share our successes, what didn’t work, and cheer each other on.
You will rock this. And we’re here to support you along the way.
Cheers to your success,