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Starting a Business – A Week of Preparation

While Carol and Bill have been in the midst of demolition, I have been doing the opposite.  I have been building a business.  My coaching starts officially on Monday but during this past week, I have been laying the foundation.  That is, I have been working through a process to gain clarity.

I have a general idea of the type of business I want to own but I haven’t worked out all of the details.  So this week I have been working on exercises to get clear on my “why” and “what”.  I have been investigating my motivation and my options.

Napoleon Hill wrote “First comes thought, then organization of that thought into plans, then transformation of those plans into reality.  The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”

This is the beginning.  I am trying to sort out how I feel about the several business ideas that I have.  I am working to understand how each of my ideas fits in with my abilities, passions and my commitment to making my business something that will support me and something that I can be proud of.

The video is some thoughts from my coach, Marie Forleo, on turning thought into reality:

During this week I have clearly identified that I want to run a micro business.  My goal is to run my business for the foreseeable future and possibly pass it on to my son when I retire, if he is interested.  I want to be able to work from my laptop or computer, that is, I want work my business from anywhere that I am at the time.  White, sandy beaches-here I come!

I have been studying online marketing and doing a few things online for several years but so far, I haven’t taken it beyond the hobby phase.  I want to help people and I want to put my knowledge about online marketing to work to support me.  I know I want to do something creative, possibly with video.  My process now is lay the foundation to help me move beyond the hobby phase.

This is an exciting time for me.  My care giving stage is over, at least for a while, and now it is time for me to focus on what I have to offer the world. I will be posting my progress here.

 

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