Graduating with a degree is exciting, and the idea of starting a new life and job makes it even better.
But, then you get to this job and you slowly (or quickly) start to realize you 100% hate it. You don’t like the corporate culture, the strict attire, the attitude you have to have to seem professional, or the way people treat one another. It just ain’t you. And you’re not alone.
If you have a biz idea, then you should be going for it. Don’t let the fear stop you from taking your first step in the direction of your dream lifestyle. But if you’ve struggled in the past on how to get started, here are some steps that’ll get you started on the right path:
1. Visualize the change: Take some time to picture what this business would look like, or how you would go about starting it. This can be hard, especially if you don’t have any examples to compare your idea with. So seek those examples. Let other experiences inspire you to be in the career you want to be.
2. Podcasts: This one is so important, we can’t stress this enough. Podcasts provide so much information and are easily accessible at all times. Find podcasts that inspire, motivate, and teach you. They can give great information, but also tell stories that won’t make you feel alone during this time. Other than our very own Sunset Provisions podcast, here are a few other favorites that you should give a listen to:
3. Books: Books are so resourceful and full of beneficial information. Reading books about entrepreneurship can help your business idea and provide you with a solid foundation on how to get started. A number one book that we recommend is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki. We also have multiple other books on our website bookshelf that are amazing and you can check them out here.
4. Has anyone done your idea?: Either way, it’s a win-win. If no one has done your idea then you most likely are sitting on a jackpot and will be the next Bill Gates. So go you, cause that’s amazing. But, also don’t stress if anyone has done your idea. This just means you have a business plan to compare yours to and it’s a working idea. Yours will also be different in some way. Find that point of difference and emphasize it. Don’t be afraid to be unique and stand out. Take the information you have and learn from it, or start something completely new and be the next Zuckerberg.
5. Remove stress/being overwhelmed: Lastly, take a moment to breathe and enjoy the start of something great. Then come back to your idea and make a list. Write down steps you will need to do in order to accomplish this business. From start to finish. Yes, that is going to be a lot of steps, BUT, it’s going to be ok! Put them on paper and take away the ones you realize aren’t necessary and add anything you think is. Don’t shy away from this step because it’ll help lower your stress in the long run.
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