One of the most challenging aspects for clients is often the “in-between” part of their business journey.
You start out with an idea, and you’re filled with all of these exciting ideas about how it will look, how much you will love it, how it will all work out, and what will happen along the way. But then… as you start to close the doors of your “safety zone” (read: your previous job or income source) you find yourself in this awkward hallway. This uncomfortable space in which you’re in the middle of leaping, but haven’t quite figured out where to land.
If it’s any consolation, no one is spared this process. While the saying goes, “when one door closes, another one opens,” what no one fails to mention is that the hallways are a bitch! It takes grit and intestinal fortitude to make our dreams come true. No one said it would be easy, but what we can tell you is that help is always available to those who ask for it. That beaming new door comes with new insight and opportunity for you to expand and grow both your personhood and business, and we started the Urbanpreneur community to be your “internet spirit guide” (so to speak) throughout it.
From decades of experience running small, medium and large-scale businesses, we’ve learned that the greatest thing you can do is plan for success, not failure. Most advice is geared towards averting loss and struggle, but not ours. In fact, creating the space for opportunity to enter is precisely the reason businesses are able to grow faster, better and more balanced long-term. We’re not about survival – we’re here to thrive. So if you’re fresh on the scene, filled with energy about how to improve your business operations, yet not 100% there financially, we’ve got two things you can start doing right now to help you get there.
2 things you can do (right now!) to help your business grow:
MAKE A LIST OF TASKS
As you plan for the future, focus on areas where you can delegate tasks to others who might do it better. Sometimes by the time we’re financially ready to invite in help, we’re too exhausted to even think about what we need help with – let alone how to find it. By prepping for your success in advance, your future self is going to be SO grateful that you’ve already done the leg work to support your new growth. Start now by making a list of all the tasks that weigh you down, or that you’d prefer to have outsourced, so that when the time comes you can easily start executing.
WRITE A JOB DESCRIPTION
Start writing the job description for the assistant, intern, artist, writer, bookkeeper, whomever you need to come into your life and support your growing business. Even if you don’t plan to post it online anywhere, by jotting down the traits and skills of who you’d like to find, you welcome in the forces that are going to bring that person to you.
“Learning how to delegate tasks was one of the most financially rewarding steps I’ve taken in business. By letting go of the need to do everything myself, I let others shine in their respective areas of expertise. In the end, this actually saved me money by freeing up my time to devote to what I’m good at, and ultimately bring in new business.” – Zina Kacha, Founder of Urbanpreneur
Sometimes the smallest shifts in perspective can yield the greatest success. Start with these two items now, precisely for the fact that it may feel impossible. When we lean into our needs, only then are we able to uncover how to get them met.
Need some help getting started? Take our new client assessment and schedule a free 15-minute consult call where you’ll uncover how our process works, and how you can root your intentions into real world results!
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