Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly advantageous?

 

Answer

 

In the beginning...

 

One of my greatest assets is my self-discovery of myself. Never undervalue or underestimate yourself. The mistakes made when I did not do so taught me to become more aware of myself, trust myself, and keep believing in myself.

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."

Alice Walker

 

Your greatest weapon as a leader is to become highly engaged with yourself. The truth of the matter is, the more you rely on and are influenced by outside forces, the greater the distance between what is truly you and who you are supposed to become. It is no wonder most leaders who should be there are not. They are not willing to do the work of "inside out" and become a leader worth following. They are not willing to put in the time and effort it takes to become a better version of themselves. In order to understand any individual, you must first understand yourself. Because you are ultimately responsible for the followers who have chosen to give up their time and money to be a part of your vision, mission, and goal.

 

Understand the people who are entrusting you with their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Understand that they have dreams and they are looking to you for advice and guidance. Understand that they are just as human as you are and that they deserve to have a leader that is willing to look at him or herself and become a better individual. Dreams are not fantasies.


Dreams are passionate, moving, emotional, and yes, very real.  You are responsible for the leader you become.

 

In the beginning, you may have to take on the sole role of becoming the visionary who executes your business. There are many solopreneurs who have had no other choice but to do so. When that happens, as it did in my case, I had to rely on my learned skills, personal experiences that forced me to grow, and inspiration from others. Some may see this as a disadvantage, but it became my greatest strength. It taught me to become more aware of myself and dig deep into who I am and what I am capable of.  Setbacks are actually one of the best things that can happen in any business endeavor, because they teach you to rely on yourself in case there is no one to catch you when you fall. It teaches resilience, leadership. and personal achievement that no one can take away from you.

 

Lastly, the "comfort zone" is neither conducive nor beneficial for the long-term growth of any business.


Annette


That is what "The Vibe" is all about! Inspire.  Motivate.  Educate. Entertain!

24-hour access to the very best in streaming entertainment content!

Need an excuse to get away but aren't able to? Do you need to decompress after a long and stressful day? Listen to the show and unwind with something that will provide you with calming amusement, laughter, and entertaining stories to appreciate, among other things. Do you enjoy a good history?  Get your entertainment "fixed" and immersing yourself in pure entertainment is what you should be doing at "The Vibe"!


Listen to the podcast, "Beyond The Vibe Music".  New episodes on Monday's!



Internet Entrepreneur, Owner, Author, Podcast Creator, Host, and Producer. Wait their could be more! 

Annette 

Subscribe NowListen to the Episodes
Get the latest episodes sent directly to your inbox!

All of it Starts With You.

Even if you're a first-time entrepreneur, you undoubtedly already have a concept of what success looks like. Even if it's hidden deep within you and only emerges when you allow yourself to dream, it's vital nonetheless.

Without a clear vision of success, it's impossible to know when you've arrived. When it comes to making plans, how do you know what will happen? If you're not sure whether you're moving forward or not, how do you know?