Somebody once said that everything you want is on the other side of fear. However, how do you manage the False. Evidence. Appearing. Real showing up as: What Ifs, Buts and Worst-Case Scenarios when you are thinking about starting a side hustle or small business.
Often women do not feel qualified to start a business. However, everything is figureoutable. We are living in times where people are learning from those that are just a couple of steps head of them or their experience in solving or managing a problem/challenge makes them qualified.
In the knowledge economy, what you have to offer, somebody needs so if not you, then who? What are the 4 things that you could do to get over your fear and start up anyway?
1. Read inspirational biographies of women who have started up and/or running businesses. Getting the inside scoop on how someone else managed their money, mindset and multiple demands on their time can show you what is possible.
2. Multitask while you listen to a business podcast. From Cathy Heller to Oprah to Carrie Green there is a podcast to help you shift your mindset or practically start and grow a small business.
3. Plug into a business community. Meeting up in person may take a while but you can still do so online with organisations like FEA, The Thrive Community, FSB, IPSE and more.
4. Hire a business coach. Sometimes, we need the time, head space and a helping hand to get us to belief in our dreams and goals and get us focused. A business coach can take you through the practical steps of setting up a business and help you get out of your own way by holding you accountable to get the job so that your life and business moves along.
Want to know more?
Why not read Coach & Writer Susie Moore’s book *What If It Does Work Out? How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life* here.
Thinking about starting a side business?
The Business of Life is part of the 3Cs Digital brand whose vision and mission it is to inspire and empower women to start and grow successful small businesses with confidence.
As well as the blog, The Business of Life is developing an online coaching programme called *5 Steps into Entrepreneurship: Side Business Start Up Success* for women over 40.
So, if you are a looking to diversify your work portfolio and income stream; and create more freedom, flexibility and financial income so that you are empowered to live a life full of passion, purpose and prosperity book a free 30-minute coaching call to find out how to start your side business from the comfort of your own home.
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3Cs Digital is a web marketing service dedicated to helping women in business set up and develop their online presence. Through coaching or consultancy services in web design, copywriting and social media marketing . 3Cs Digital equips women in business with the digital knowledge and skills to: create and design websites, find their brand voice and curate social media posts to attract their ideal customers to their small business website.