Are You Ready?

Are you ready to go into business? This is probably the most important question you can ask yourself before you start, but also one of the most difficult.

Can you be honest with yourself on this? Often our emotions will betray us. We’re so excited about an idea and to just start that we don’t want to truly look in the mirror. But if we don’t then we may be headed for disaster.

This question is at the heart of every sales call we have with prospects. This question and the question of whether or not they have the right attitude, but that’s another topic.

We call our sales calls discovery calls because we are in discovery mode and listening carefully so to determine if you’re ready to start a business. And yes, the person on the call with us is hoping to discover if we’re a fit for what they want.

Readiness to start a business is like readiness to start a relationship that could lead to marriage. Not something to be taken lightly. And not something to commit to if you have issues that could get in the way. Financial. Emotional. Legal. Family-related issues too can derail the best plans. Your new business is not going to fix your life.

Don’t stop yourself from dreaming and planning, but be careful about just jumping into business without knowing if you’re ready. If you’re not, you’re going to bring all the issues you’re struggling with into your business.

Make sure your life is in order first. You should be happy, healthy, and able to commit to what is a very challenging endeavor.

If you know you’re not ready then work on those areas of your life. Get yourself ready. And most of all, be patient with yourself and with the process of getting ready. People start businesses every day. Don’t rush it.

If you’re not sure, schedule a call with us. Tell us where you’re at and where you want to go. We’ll give you a roadmap for success in the niche market you’ve chosen, but more importantly, we’ll be honest with you if we think you’re not ready to start.

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