Reality Check to Progress as an Entrepreneur (1 of 4)


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When I founded my business about 9 years ago, I fondled my way to making losses, month after month. I did everything my mentor suggested but kept struggling to make ends meet. At one point, I gave up upon concluding that I wasn’t cut to be an entrepreneur. However, my mentor advised me to perform four reality checks about myself and the business.

Below, is the first reality check I performed. Note that in the next three articles I will share each of the reality checks. Please subscribe to my blog or check back next week for the next reality check.

1. Personal Reality Check.

This involves evaluating the following areas of your life:
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 (a) Mindset:

  1. What are your beliefs about being a successful entrepreneur?
  2. What are your prominent thought processes? Are you consistently dwelling on the past and what went wrong, what could go wrong, or you are focused on what could go right?
  3. What is your relationship with money?
  4. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1, being “not at all,” and 10, being “absolutely influential”) how influential are you?
  5. What fears do you have about success?
  6. Do you feel worthy of progress?
  7. What’s your idea of success? What will have to happen for you to know that you have succeeded in business?
  8. What’s your why? Why are you pursuing this business?
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 (b) Strengths

  1. What strengths do you possess that can progress your business? These strengths are both internal and external.
Internal strengths are related to the mental, emotional, and spiritual states; skills, expertise, educational background and/or experience.
External strengths include your financial status, and resources available to you, such as office space, good business relationships and connections, plus support from your loved ones or other positive-minded individuals.
The idea is to find out your strengths in these areas. Note that it’s vital to be honest with yourself.

 (b) Weaknesses

This involves investigating your weaknesses, internal and external.
It would be helpful to refer to what you discovered about your mindset. Are there are any loose ends you need to fix?
  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1, being “not driven,” and 10, “very driven,” how driven are you?
  2. Do your daily rituals support your progress?
  3. What relationships weigh you down and why are you still holding onto them?
  4. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1, being “not at all,” and 10, being “absolutely determined”) how determined are you in improving your health? Note that a healthy body promotes a healthy mindset, which then promotes positive, and enthused action.
  5. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1, being “not at all,” and 10, being “absolutely determined”) how determined are you about focusing on what you want without dwelling on the negative?
  6. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1, being “not at all,” and 10, being “absolutely organized”) how organized are you?

  (c) Opportunities

  1. What opportunities do you have at your exposure that you can explore to progress in your business?
  2. What can you do to turn your weaknesses into opportunities?

 (d) Threats

  1. What do you believe are your threats?
  2. What risks are you facing by operating your business and how can you avoid, or work with them without letting them affect your business?

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Note that becoming a successful entrepreneur demands more than wishful thinking. One has to be determined to evaluate how they can improve consistently, what they should let go and the changes that need to happen.  However, all this begins with mindset.
In my transformational coaching sessions, I can help you identify the areas in your inner and outer worlds that need to change, improve or be released. I partner with my clients to help them release anything that could be blocking them from taking action. We work together on developing mindset, and operational strategies for success. After the sessions, clarity, a new sense of direction and enthusiasm are achieved.
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Everything Changes: Take Heart (A Spoken Word to Inspire)


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Change is life and life is change. Everything changes because everything seen and felt is temporary. Now becomes later and later becomes history. Today becomes yesterday. Night breaks into day, and a dark night is soon embraced by trillions of stars in the sky. That’s why weather is seasonal, it changes. 

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Everything that has a beginning has an end because that’s the law of nature. Nothing lasts forever unless it’s not that thing. There is no problem that doesn’t resolve, and no obstacle that doesn’t end. There’s no conflict can’t be resolved, and no mind that can not change. There’s no heart that can not heal, and no situation stays the same. There’s no experience that’s permanent except those we continue to perceive as so. Every occurrence is subjected to the law of polarity. With every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. 

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On the other side of prison is freedom. With stuck-ness comes clarity. At the end of all pain is bliss. To know stress, you must know peace. At any given time, there’s always a part of you that’s not experiencing pain or struggle: a part where goodness and bliss externally dwell. There are no emotions that exist without their opposites. The law of polarity is a law of life. So, whatever happens in life has its opposite dwelling at the other end. 

Regardless of any story or reason supporting any condition, change, will soon transform it. With or without our intervention, time takes care of all things. If you are bombarded by struggles, you can’t seem to change, step aside and let them lead their natural course.

Trust what’s permanent about life, about you. Trust that God within you is all that’s permanent and infinite. Know that God is all knowing, all powerful, all wisdom, all kindness and God is all there really is. Be still and connect to that Divine spark within you…God. Let go and let this Divine intelligence also known as God take over. Have faith that change is natural. Change is part of creation. And the Creator “Himself/Herself” dwells within you as you. Repeat again and, again: “Because God dwells within me, I am light. I am love. I am loved. I am led. I am protected. I am supposed to be here. I am taken care of. I am well, all is well. I am.” 

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