Business Planning

It’s been almost 4 years since I started this ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ life. In this time, I have started a consulting business, helped other businesses raise money, started a website design business and designed over 20 websites, started a skills based training business, sold commodities/goods all while holding down a very busy, full time job. Needless to say I have made some mistakes; some which have been costly while others with no serious consequence.

In your early years as a business person, mistakes are expected and accepted and while I know failure can be good, I don’t agree you have to fail to succeed. The reason why we have others is so we can learn from their mistakes and failures and so minimize or eliminate ours.

whats holding you back

As we progress through different stages in life, some things (more like thoughts or mindsets) seem to hold us back. Things such as; “I’m not old enough” or “I’m too old” or “I’m not qualified enough” or “I’m not good looking enough” or “I don’t have the needed resources” etc.

In the thoughts of a friend, these words can be called “Mindsets of Disaster”. They are simply thoughts that pop up in our minds and we affirm by repeating to ourselves whenever a fitting situation arises. These excuses show up frequently over the course of our lives at different stages; especially when we are about to make important decisions such as starting a business.

how to start a business without quitting your job.

Many times, when we think about the word “Entrepreneur” what comes to mind is a rebel, a misfit, someone who breaks the rules, does something out of the ordinary and changes the world. He usually has an eureka moment when he has discovered the next big thing and then starts work immediately on that idea, quits his job immediately and uses his garage as an office to build the next big thing. This view of the entrepreneur isn’t a realistic one, especially in our economy and culture.

Every female, most especially the pregnant women would agree with me that the most fascinating as well as scary part of giving birth to a child is the delivery of the child. Click To Tweet The process of conception of that child is as interesting and enjoyable as you want it to be, the months of gestation (don’t mind my grammar, it means the period in which the woman carries the baby in her womb) can be easy or stressful depending on the mother’s health but the climax of them all is the moment of delivery.