Your Business Idea

Take your business idea and run with it! I believe that the ideas that come to you, are meant for you to bring into life and make them a reality. These last few weeks, I’ve shared some prompts with you and even my own reflections, thoughts, and feelings on each prompt. Spend some time reflecting on various aspects of your business or the business you are looking to create. The journal is in an un-dated format, so you can begin at any time. Each day has directed journaling prompts and plenty of space for writing. The prompts encourage you to consider new facets of your business and start thinking in a new way. And if you’re ready to really explore your business, then the Dream…

What qualities do you have

Did you think about what qualities do you have that will help you with your business? This journey of self-employment isn’t an easy one and comes with many challenges but it’s also the most rewarding one that comes with lots of goodness. Prompt What qualities do you have that would make you a successful business owner? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings I used to really have a dislike for being a foster kid but something that I’ve learned is that it was actually perfect for becoming a business owner. And you may be wondering why that is. Because life was filled with uncertainty, I didn’t know what each day would bring and I had to take risks, like moving to the United States at age 18 with…

What’s holding you back?

Have you ever taken the time to think about what’s holding you back? It can be a bit tough pill to swallow when we realize that we are responsible for not taking action because we believe we can’t make something happen for one reason or another. So let’s dive into today’s prompt! Prompt What is the #1 thing currently holding you back from starting or pivoting into your dream business? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings It’s taken my several years to get really clear on what it is that I do, to study what’s necessary for the kind fo coaching and consulting I want to offer and then implement the tools and resources along the way. And here’s teh thing, I get ideas all of the time….

Make your money work

Yesterday we wrote about our money goals, today we’ll dive in just a bit to devel into how we want to make your money work for you. I think money is a topic that often can feel uncomfortable especially if it’s been avoided for the most part of your life since childhood. Prompt How do you want money to work in your dream business? How often do you receive payments? How will you receive payment? And how does it feel to receive payment for you and for your clients and customers? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings I definitely want my money to work every day and since I have multiple streams of income, it’s a lot easier these days. When I first started my business I hadn’t…

What are your money goals?

What are your money goals is a question that is often avoided. All too often I hear, “just enough to cover the bills” and truly that is your minimum goal. What’s the real number you would like to make happen in your business? Prompt How much money do you want to earn in your business? (Be honest!) Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings I used to struggle with this question so damn much because yes, my basic answer was to pay the bills but that doesn’t leave much room for living, it keeps you in the stage of existing. I also come from a culture where we don’t really talk about money openly but I always appreciate when other entrepreneurs do it – but from a place of…

Setting Business Boundaries

Setting Business Boundaries is one area I think is often overlooked in the beginning because we have this idea of what we’re supposed to be doing until a steady income is created. In the meantime though, you may just end up burning out because switching from an 8-hour job to a business is different, but it doesn’t have to walk you into the ground. Prompt What boundaries would you or do you need to set in your business? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings When I first started my business, I gave it my all without having clear boundaries – now I give it my all with boundaries. It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like you need to respond right away anytime you get a message…

Your Relationships with your clients

Just like you want to think about your ideal life, week or day you will want to consider your relationships with your clients. We all know we can’t please everyone but when you know the kind of relationship you want to foster with your customers, you’ll be able to tell when or when not to move forward with a service or an order. Prompt What would your relationships with your clients and/or customers look and feel like in an ideal world? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings In an ideal world, my clients and customers recognize my unfiltered yet diplomatic ways of communication. One of my pet peeves is people saying they’ll do something but don’t do it and my clients come to me because they are tired…

What are the results of your work

What are the results of your work may be a bit of a guessing game at the beginning but the more confident you become in the work that you do, you’ll soon know what it is that your people can achieve. Prompt What are the results of your work with your clients? What would they say about you after working with you? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings Once upon a time, this stumped me a bit but when it comes to my coaching and consulting there are a few things I help people with, and for me, they go hand-in-hand even though they are different. For one, I help my clients get clarity – too many times, creatives and multi-passionates have a gazillion ideas and don’t know…

What would happen if you chose to help solve problems?

What would happen if you chose to help solve problems? Is your brain already going into “who do I think I am mode”? Or maybe it’s saying “no one will want to work with me” or “what if I am not actually good at this”? Welcome to being human. Your mind will always tell you stories that will either lead to doubting you or stories that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to disprove the stories that are holding you back and are mere excuses trying to get in the way! Take a look at your writing from the “what is the problem you solve” and the “who do you help”…

Who do you help

Who do you help is such a big question and is one of those areas I used to struggle with because when you’re in the business of helping people, and you just start out, you fall under this thought of helping everyone that comes across your work and in contact with you. But I’ve since learned that knowing the population and type of person can be really helpful. It’s actually easier for me to get a feel for this in my coaching business and not as easy in my art business. Prompt Is there a population or type of person you’d love to help? If so, what would you love to help them with? Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings In my coaching and consulting business, my people…