teams – it is a little higher than you expected. In your rare moments of introspection there is a red light question in your mind: Am I on the right career path? The summer of our career is probably the critical moment when you decide if your professional life will be just a series of jobs/roles or it will be a construction, a manner to express what makes you special as a professional, a way to provide value, to contribute – a career. Somewhere between your Summer and Autumn career season – you feel empowered & equipped to choose your own path! A challenging one.
Autumn. You have the energy, you have the knowledge, you have proven experience & performance, you have a strong network, you have financial freedom, you have motivation to succeed, to inspire, to build something special. How to make sure your work is aligned with your passions, values, or beliefs? Is your current work/role enough to build your future LEGACY?
Winter. If today
There are many ways to express who we are as professionals. You can choose entrepreneurship in any season of your career but if that moment came for you now – that business idea, that beautiful project generates many sleepless nights and internal debates. While sitting in that boring conference call, you just know that you are ready to embrace the unknown! Do not hesitate, express yourself!
6 Tips to Make Your Transition to Entrepreneurship Easier
🎯 Financial Planning. Your business might not generate income from the first months, be prepared to to manage your business solely on the basis of your current savings at least for the first 6 months. Discuss your financial planning and potential lack of income with your life partner and also set the expectations correctly together with your business partner – if you choose to have one.
🎯 Strengthen your Support Circle. This is a good moment to activate your mentors, your supporters, your positive friends, your family. You still need grounded people, ready to show you in a constructive manner, cracks in your strategic plan – listen to them, but also trust your instincts!
🎯 Strategic Networking. Reactivate your network. Find out their challenges, offer your support! Discuss your business ideas with trusted contacts, gain support! Keep them informed!
🎯 Personal Branding Inventory –
🎯 Your dream needs your time! If you have decided to go in parallel – job & entrepreneurship – make sure your business has your attention and prioritization in order to succeed! From my customers’ experience – failure comes from lack of dedication.
🎯 Regular self-introspection. Transition to entrepreneurship will put a lot of pressure on your ego, on your self-worth. Look inside, put all your worries and difficult questions on paper and no matter how grey the situation looks like – believe in yourself! You opened a door full of opportunities, enjoy this journey and if at one point you will realize that this is not your path – it lies in your power to change direction! Do not forget this. Failure in entrepreneurship is common. Failing your dreams is unacceptable.
If today will be the winter of your career, would you digest the idea of failing to follow your dreams? Make a leap in time, dream about your career winter – this is all about legacy, it is about value created, it is about the positive change you manage to bring into this world or in people’s minds & hearts.
Make a difference!
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