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5 Proven Tips to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Into Reality

| June 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

You’ve dreamed about it, researched it, talked about it and come up with a perfect plan for making the transition from employee to entrepreneur?  However, a plan is just a dream without the required action to get the ball rolling towards your desired result. It’s time to put your fears and indecisiveness aside and pursue the reality that you know you deserve!

Try these proven tips to help you achieve your dream of going from employee and entrepreneur:

1. Know what you want.
Decisiveness leads to success. If you’re fickle in your desire to become an entrepreneur you’ll keep spinning your wheels. If starting your own business is the road that is best for you, claim it and stick to it!

* Whatever goal you choose, make sure that it directly affects and benefits you. Let others worry about what’s best for them. For example, stop worrying about how your co-workers will feel if you leave, you are not responsible for their feelings or workload. You’re in charge of your own life, and only the decisions that affect you.

2. Be practical.
You’re unlikely to earn a million dollars your first year as an entrepreneur, and it’s silly to want to teach yoga before you’ve even taken a class yourself. Ensure that your plans are practical and that you allot a reasonable time frame to their attainment.

3. Get started.
The first step is by far the most important step in order to enact your plans. Making the initial move will inspire you to follow through with the necessary steps thereafter. Once you take action, you will be amazed at the “coincidental” opportunities that show up simply because you started the momentum by taking action.

*Your first step can be simple. If you find yourself making the first step a hard time consuming task, you may be stalling or self-sabotaging.

4. Take it step-by-step.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If you want quality, lasting results, break your plan down into small, measurable results that you can accomplish.

* It’s easier to jump into the pool before you try to swim a race. Baby steps are vital to your success and self esteem.

5. Get some training.
Not knowing how to do something is not an excuse for inaction. If you lack experience in an area that is critical to your success, invest in training. Before you leave your job, take the time to get a better understanding of marketing, business planning, business finances, etc…

* You’ll greatly benefit from downloading an eBook or attending a local class that teaches you what you need to know. The investment is often free or inexpensive, but the additional information could make the difference between failure and joyous success.

Many plans that we envision never move from the dream stage. The culprit of this dooming behavior is often complacency, fear of failure, or in some cases sheer laziness. Know this: Fulfillment awaits those who pursue their purpose; Disappointment looms if you settle for less than you are called to.

So many people let their amazing gifts and talents go to waste, choosing to dream rather than do. With decisive action and persistence, you can overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of your going from employee to entrepreneur.

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Tai Goodwin

Coach, Speaker & Brilliance Catalyst at Brand Your Own Brilliance
“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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  1. Jacqueline A. Grimes says:

    Excellent article, Ms. Goodwin. I learned of your site through Torrey McGraw’s GRIND&THRIVE internet show. I spent 14.5 years in Education because I abandoned my original plans of becoming a newsbroadcaster in the late 80s. But along the way, I was doing what you now call “employedpreneur”, since it was so tough getting a foot in television. And some other opportunities in radio I allowed to pass. Like you said, “Decisiveness leads to success…Disappointment looms if you settle…”. Now as an older caregiver, it’s extra hard to accomplish goals in the face of overwhelming fatigue. But still I try. I’ll be checking in to your blog and website as an incentive to stay active, to “grind and thrive”. Thanks.

    • Tai Goodwin says:

      I am thrilled to hear that you are still trying! I honestly believe that there is blessing and reward in pursuing what we have been called to do – even if we never get there in the way we thought we would. We never know how the journey will change us and impact those around you. By you simply pursuing your passion, you are setting an example for someone. I look forward to you sharing your wins with us.
      P.S. If you are on Facebook – make sure you stop by the Employedpreneur Network (group) – http://www.facebook.com/groups/lwwgroup/

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