So you’re thinking about leaving your 9 – 5.
Although this’s something that many dream about, only few are able to do it successfully.
For those of you who have a strong desire to leave your 9 – 5 and create your own businesses, here are some steps that you can take to help you get there successfully:
What do You Care About?
What topics get you fired up! You find yourself being gravitated to? Start with your interest. Don’t overthink this. An easy way to find out is to write down everything you did this week. Where was the bulk of the time spent?
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Create Content about What you Care About
Once you know your interest, then you need content creation. Content is how you find your customers. How you build your tribe and how you become a magnet to your ideal clients to buy from you. As a new or aspiring entrepreneur, content creation is your bread and butter. You can’t survive without it.
Show-up Big, Bold & Boundless
One negative side of a 9–5 job is that we’re taught to filter what we say. Because telling the truth in the corporate world can get you in trouble or cause you to lose your job.
Standing for something builds an authentic engagement and loyal followers.If you find yourself unable to express your views freely because of your job, then that will factor into your choice of leaving your 9-5 sooner rather than later.
Entrepreneurship is all about service
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is all about offering service. You might see the glamourized version of being an entrepreneur online, but the reality is that it’s not about the glitter and the glamour. It’s about finding ways to effectively serve and offer value to your audience.
Without being helpful, nobody will want to pay you a dollar. In the beginning, You will have to offer free service to learn more about your target market and give them a chance to get to know you and find out if you’re worthy of their investment. That’s how you’ll get referrals and grow organically
Find a way to make $20
You probably won’t start something tomorrow and be earning 6-figures next month. If that’s your idea of entrepreneurship, then sorry to tell you that may not happen.
What can help you is if you can create something that people are willing to purchase at a low price. This’s a validation that what you’re offering is needed and from there you can make higher ticket offers. It gives potential customers an entry point to you products and services.
The Golden Rule – Be Kind
Treating people with kindness and respect is such an underrated step. You represent your business and your brand. You have to be careful about what you say and how you interact with others. Being friendly, kind, fair and humble is what will help you become a trusted partner and a brand. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Time to Cut the 9-5 Cord
If you spend enough time outside of work hours, during lunch breaks, and on the weekend, doing the working on your business, there will be a tipping point. When you earn same or more of what you earn in your 9-5. That’s the tipping point. When you reach your tipping point, you want to create a buffer so that you’re not running back to your 9-5 at every setback. That way you leave the 9-5 permanently.