5 Tips For Making Your Own Business A Success

I often wonder if everybody has what it takes to start their own business...What do you think? I know firsthand that it’s tough, you become a parent to your business which requires the same attention as a new born baby, you’re handholding your business when all you really want is someone to take your hand and say, “It’s going to be OK”. I believe that everyone HAS got what it takes to start their own business BUT only if you REALLY want it, warts and all... so have you got what it takes?

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Just like making baby, it takes two to Tango, or more depending on what you’re into. I’m more of the traditional type when it comes to bedroom antics but when it’s my business, I’ll take all the love and support I can get.

Entrepreneurs often start with all the enthusiasm in the world and then a year later after the excitement has worn off, they are completely deflated and on the verge of giving up because it got hard and they didn’t reach out for help.

If you are thinking of starting a business or in the first 1-3 years of business, I want to help.

Here are my 5 top tips to consider before taking the leap or deciding to quit.

1. Ask for help – There are thousands of successful entrepreneurs out there who have failed many times and can tell you exactly what you need to do. Don’t do it the hard way, learn from the experienced. Also don’t be afraid to call on your friends, it is awkward at first and they might start to get a bit bored of you asking but they’re your friends, they will want to see you succeed and once you’re rolling in it, you can treat them all to something glamorous to say thanks

2. Be committed – Just like becoming a parent, your life will change, you will have a new priority that is demanding on your time and patience. Although you will love your business unconditionally there will be times when you dream of the security of employment .The first 1-3 years of business are the hardest because you’re business is a new born and it will require 24 hour care but then after that, it will start to take care of itself and one day it may even partner with another business and you can take that cruise you’ve always dreamed of.

3. Keep failing - You need to fail to learn how to not do things and trust me, in the first few years of business you will do lots of things that feel like you failed. Fear of failure will want to stop you from putting yourself out there because we think failure is bad but I like to think of it as the same pain you get when you’re working out, in the words of my trainer, “You need it”. Be grateful for your failures because they teach you how to succeed.

4. Don’t give up – The first time I tried to start Life Cleanse, it didn’t happen, so I thought I’d failed, when actually I just didn’t do the three things above. I tried to do it alone and figure it all out for myself, I was entirely dedicated because I had another job and I saw my mistakes as failure and reason to quit. I nearly gave up on my dream. Do not quit, it takes time and perseverance. On average it takes 3 years for a business to start working for itself, so stick with it and never give up.

5. Be Sure – It can be hard to know if you’re making the right decision or not. Everyone is different and some people prefer to be directed and have the security of a monthly wage packet, than keeping themselves motivated and being their own boss. What do you value more? Consider your motivations for starting your own business, if it’s just because you hate your current boss or because you want more holidays, then that might not be enough. Be sure your mission for the business (even if it’s simply to make lots of money) speaks to your heart and soul as well as your mind, because that is what will drive you to make it work.

I help ambitious individuals realise their dreams of becoming their own boss, if you have an idea or feel like giving up, I’m here to help.

The world needs your dream.

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Lydia Kimmerling

Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, The Happiness Explorer

Hey, I'm Lydia Kimmerling I am MAD, CRAZY, PASSIONATE about helping you to create a life you're super excited to wake up to. Being happy...ish, inspired...ish and fulfilled...ish is never quite enough, is it? When you feel like there is "more" out there for you, it's because there is. A life where you can't remember the last time you worried, stressed or doubted yourself and your friends ask you "What's your secret?" because you GLOW, SPARKLE and SHINE. That can be you and I will show you how. I got my first television job at 17, ran my own restaurant in Panama at 22, taught Hip Hop in Cornwall at 26, was cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic at 28, coached CEO's on confidence at 29, then at 30 took the leap as a certified life & business coach with The International Coaching Federation to launch my very own transformational company called The Happiness Explorer. I am a master of change, so I can tell you that there is NEVER really anything to fear, but has it always been easy? NO! I have blocks, down days and self-doubt too, life doesn't stop throwing you curve balls, it's how you catch the ball and throw it back that changes. Plus, you never know until you try, right? At 32, I now know what the key is to waking up every single day excited about the life you live. It is to know yourself inside and out and to love every part of who you are.The more you know yourself, the more of you there is to love and the more you love yourself, the more you want to give yourself a life you love. The question is…What do you really want?