This article is for the people who want to leave employment to start their own business or to start a side business. So, if you are not one of them, then do not waste your time.
In one of the previous articles we spoke that for any dream, action or activity to succeed, you need two things:
1- Good Emotional State.
And we spoke that your emotional state will impact your behavior and will dictate if you will take some specific actions or not.
We also spoke that good emotional state means having strong emotional support from the people around you + internal faith in yourself + belief in your project or idea or action.
And in this article, we will speak about 4 simple ways that can increase your belief in your idea or dream.
1- Validate your dream.
Before making any transitions or take any risky actions, you should validate your idea or dream.
To validate your idea, go and speak with the target group who will most probably benefit from implementing your idea. Listen to their thoughts and share with them yours. This will help you in gaining more clarity.
This action will not guarantee success, but it gives you better chances of success.
Also, try to test the validity of your idea by offering free products or services before starting a business.
After these actions and if you are still not sure if your idea is good or not, then start it as a side business and without leaving your main job. And at a specific time, if you found out that the idea or the side business is moving good, then you can quit.
2- Know what to expect.
Most people give up on their dreams because they do not know what to expect and they are usually starting with high expectations. So, when success is delayed, or they face unexpected problems, they believe that these problems are happening only to them and they tend to quit.
Speak with people who implemented similar ideas and succeeded.
Speak also with people who failed and ask them ‘’what are their biggest lessons learned and what could they have done differently?’’, and read autobiographies of famous people who succeeded in similar areas to know what to expect.
3- Be ready to pay the price.
If you want to achieve something great, you will need to invest good time, effort and to live under some pressure. This is the price of building something great.
If you are not willing to pay this price, then do not start.
4- Take ownership and accept the consequences no matter what they are.
This will make you feel in control even if the consequences are bad.
And if something bad happened, do not stand in front of it and keep watching and saying ‘’it is bad’’, instead acknowledge it and focus on how you are going to get yourself out of this bad situation.
One final thought, there is no meaning in having an idea or dream without at least trying to pursue it. Start today by following these steps that I just mentioned, validate your idea, create an unshakeable belief and in the right moment turn it into a reality.
Share with me your thoughts and if you need my help in validating your idea, then just contact me directly.
Until the next article.