You’re thinking about starting an online business? That’s fantastic! But before you jump in, I’d like to offer a realistic view of the journey you’re about to undertake. Let’s strip away the glamour and dig into the nuts and bolts, the less shiny but vitally important parts of the entrepreneurial path.
❌ Success is not an overnight job:
We all love a good overnight success story, but the reality is, it’s a rare beast. Building a successful online business is more like running a marathon than a sprint. It takes dedication, resilience, and hard work. Keep going, and you’ll see the fruits of your labor in due time.
✔️Sacrifice your free time: One of the biggest investments you’ll need to make in the beginning is time. Leisurely activities and rest might take a back seat, but remember, you’re doing this for a greater purpose: to create a business that provides you with freedom and flexibility.
⚖️Balancing your 9-5 with your 5-9:
This might sound intimidating, but it’s achievable. Your current job will support you financially during the early stages of your business, and after hours and weekends become your golden hours to shine as an entrepreneur. It’s tough, but it’s also an excellent exercise in determination and commitment.
Embrace the mistakes:
You’ll make mistakes and experience failures – it’s all part of the package. Each misstep is a learning opportunity, a chance to fine-tune your strategies and become better.
🧐The urge to quit:
There will be days when the challenges might seem too much, and you’ll contemplate quitting. But remember, every successful entrepreneur has been there. What matters is pushing through, keeping your vision in mind, and reminding yourself why you started in the first place.
Lastly, remember that you don’t have to do this alone.
If you’re unsure where to start, ‘The Consciously Alive CEO’ is here to help. This program offers guidance, support, and a community of like-minded women who are also on their entrepreneurial journey. It’s a place to learn, grow, and celebrate each other’s successes.
Ready to start your online business journey? Conscious Business Coaching with Phoebe Greenacre
The Consciously Alive CEO program is my 12 week business accelerator for women wanting to build an online business in the wellness space. Think yoga teachers, therapists, nutritionists, reiki masters, hypnotherapists and more. The program is an in-depth dive into creating a soul aligned business from the heart. I cover topics from how to find your passion, how to create your niche, how to use digital marketing, how to use social media, how to create your launch plan, how to create passive income streams and memberships, how to create a beautiful personal brand including websites and more. What makes it unique is there is also a healing conscious element. Each week the course is aligned with chakra healing work, mindset blockages and confidence healing tools that might be coming up with building your business. Visit the conscious business coaching course page for more information. And if you want to listen to some inspiring stories of women that have quit the 9-5, created a dream life they love then head to my podcast – Consciously ALIVE.