Do you daydream about turning your side hustle into something that allows you to quit your day job, become your own boss and make more money than you did before? Now is the time to stop dreaming about it and go for it.
Taking the leap is stressful, overwhelming and scary, but also incredibly rewarding (but you already know that). You know that you want to take the leap, but maybe you don’t feel ready. I’ve been there myself, and I work with a lot of women who have been there as well.
I started my coaching business a few years ago, in a world where everyone and their dog was a coach. The coaching industry is an oversaturated market if you don’t know what you’re doing. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. Quitting my day job to pursue my business full-time was a distant dream. I had an “I will build it and they will come” mentality, that I quickly realized wasn’t going to work for me. I had an inconsistent trickle of clients here and there which, for a side hustle was fine. It meant extra money and a chance to do what I loved. However, an inconsistent trickle could not pay my bills.
Flash forward a few years and not only have I left my day job, but now I help other women leave their day jobs as well. I coach service-based female entrepreneurs on how to consistently fill their businesses with high-end clients. I want to pass on some of the essential strategies that I used and that I use with my clients, to help you move one step closer to leaving your job and pursuing your own business as well.
Now I want you to re-read those three to five character traits you wrote down. The idea is: you can’t see those traits in someone else unless you yourself possess them. You have the very traits you deemed necessary to be successful. You will never feel fully ready, however, you need to recognize that you already have the qualities needed to succeed. You have what it takes to create the business you’ve always wanted. All you have to do is get out there, do the work, get the help, and push yourself. I believe in you!
Do you seriously want to pursue your business full time? The first step is to answer that question then, using the above strategies, do the work. It is possible for you to make the transition, now go do it.
Written by: Lana Dingwall, Head Coach, Arrow – Always Moving Forward