Running from your business dreams? It’s time to stop and show up…

If you work for someone else, here’s the deal: you are not safe.

You are at greater risk than you know.

You are going to be replaced in your job. Maybe not immediately but definitely.

You have the power to become the master of your financial future.

To show up as a new entrepreneur, you need to take the following first steps:

  • Step #1: Determine your top 3 talents (What do people come to you for? What are you known for? What do you love to do and feel exceptionally great at doing? What do you find yourself coming back to in terms of skill and mentoring time and time again?)
  • Step #2: Decide which of those top 3 talents can be turned into a business at the lowest cost of investment and delivered on the fastest path to cash? Throw out the idea of leasing space and opening an office. Big mistake early in business! What business product or service can you offer that requires little more than a simple website build, Paypal links for payment, and a Facebook business page and can be offered via telephone, Skype or through a webinar platform? Start small so you can grow big.
  • Step #3: Figure out what you need to know (not what you want to know) and pull your educational resources together. YouTube, podcasts, Creative Live… resources that are low or no cost but will teach you what you need to know. Give yourself a one to two month time limit on learning if you’re brand new to business and no more than a six week time limit if you’ve ever done anything entrepreneurial before. DO NOT get sucked into overkill education. You will never have enough time to learn everything. Figure out your MVE (Minimal Viable Education) and do ONLY that.
  • Step #4: Set up your LLC and get your EIN number. You don’t have to set up an LLC in your state and do not hire some company to create an LLC for you for $800. In most states, the cost to set up an LLC is $75 to $125. Do it yourself. Go to the IRS website and get an EIN number. Be sure to check in your town and see if you need a business license. Take care of the business legal stuff now so you don’t worry about it later.
  • Step #5: Get on social media and start selling your services TODAY. The heart and soul of business is sales. If you’re not generating revenue, what you have isn’t a business; it’s a hobby. Get out there and get comfortable selling yourself by adding value to the lives of others. Teach, educate, and share. The more you help others, the bigger your business will grow.
  • Step #6: Have FAITH. None of this is going to happen overnight. You’re going to fail A LOT. The thing that will keep you going when others will quit is your FAITH: your faith in yourself, your faith in God, your faith in the process of life. This is the lifeblood of your business. If you’ve got enough faith, you’ll have the stamina to persist and win. And, remember, faith is the belief in things not seen. If you have to see it to believe it, you don’t have faith.


Ready to take massive action and achieve your biggest goals?



* Mindset Coach | Author | Soon-to-be Therapist * On a mission to help women 30 and above rebuild their self-worth & reclaim their power.

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Kassandra Vaughn

* Mindset Coach | Author | Soon-to-be Therapist * On a mission to help women 30 and above rebuild their self-worth & reclaim their power.