Updated: May 13, 2021
Don’t get your mind in the gutter and lose track of the actual topic we are talking about today. If you’re an entrepreneur then you've likely expressed similar conversation around the table.
“I’m doing x, y, z for # amount of hours per day.”
“I work more than I did in corporate.”
“I can’t afford to pay myself."
… Okay, quick reality check. Your grinding isn’t working.
An entrepreneur is someone with a market-driven pursuit of a conceptual idea, who seeks a viable business model that succeeds in a target market. An entrepreneur is engaged in the process of creating, innovating, monitoring, measuring, tweaking, and pivoting.
For most that translates as GRIND AND HUSTLE, right?
Let me share 4 steps with you today on how to be an entrepreneur WITHOUT the grind.
Step 1. Back To Basics: Define Your Mission + Vision Statement To Get Clarity On Your Purpose + Goals
It’s true that having a purposeful Mission Statement can provide a lens through which you can review opportunities through and make the best decisions for your business. If you’re reading this then you likely have said yes to too many things because of a particular revenue goal or perhaps you’re experiencing scarcity mindset - either way those aren’t reasons to become a yes, ma’am. Take the time to write out a meaningful Mission Statement to get clarity on your purpose and write a Vision Statement to describe your business in a future state that reflects success.
I challenge you to write out both and share with it with your VIP (Very Important People) or even better, share it with your Girlfriend’s in our FB Group: GIRLFRIEND'S, BUDGET!: SECRETS TO ATTRACTING FINANCIAL FREEDOM. Declare your purpose, sis!
Step 2. Evaluate Your Business Model
What’s the right business model for your small business? There are several ways to have a successful business and it isn’t a one size/current trend way of choosing how to structure your business.
And, there is a good chance that today is an opportunity to reimagine your business as not just a set of offers, services, or varying client agreements.
But, as a system. (ohhhhhh yeah, we are going there!)
When you get clear on the business model you’re operating in and how that model works, you can make better decisions about spending your time and resources.
Step 3. Evaluate Your Business Plan
Okay, there may be a good chance you haven’t structured a business plan if you haven’t really decided on a business model.
So what’s the difference between a business plan and a business model? Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future of the business. Its a document that not only gets a business concept on paper but outlines the people and steps that will be involved to lead the business to success.
The business model on the other hand, is a business rationale and a plan for making a profit.
You need both to be successful.
Take the time to write out the business plan and determine if your business model has room to grow, adapt, or needs to be changed -- and if so, then a new business plan must be developed.
Step 4. Mindset, Mindset, Mindset
There is no doubt that you have what it takes to be a successful business owner. If you didn’t have the innate ability you wouldn’t be here, right? But that hustle and grind can only get you so far until you will eventually hit blocks or walls that you can’t move past until you address them and heal them.
There’s magic that I have seen when clients slow down because they’re taking the time to get to know themselves, get to know their rooted agressions or blockages, and they take the time to heal them. Once you do that, you become more aligned with yourself and you see that you don’t have to grind your life away. You find peace and calm in the journey and you develop the muscle to say no.
We’re blessed to have Coach Dee as part of our Girlfriend’s, Budget Level Up program and we learn so much from her everyday as she increasingly levels up and increases the vibe all around her. If you haven’t yet, you can join her FB Group: Dee’Toxin Tribe
GFB is leveling up ladies everyday in their business and we can do the same for you.
If you are ready to stop grinding and hustling or you’re ready to get your business started, book a call with us, and let’s talk about your unique goals! We’re here to help you.
Can't wait to meet you!
MEET CHAR WATSON,
Financial and Business Coach at Girlfriend's, Budget!
Wife & Mom of 3 girls under the age of 7, Coach Char is the epitome of a supermom boss babe. As the Sr. Finance + Business Coach for Girlfriend's, Budget, Char is a powerhouse of knowledge – helping women to find independence and freedom through effective business and money strategies. Take your business to the next level and connect with Char here.