A friend of a friend is really into essential oils. And I can certainly see why. Have you ever smelled some of them? Wow. Quite a treat for your nose. And this friend of a friend told me how she got started. First it was just her passion. But she decided to see if she could make a business of it. And her first question was essentially (see what I did there?) “What next?”
I think “What next” is probably every newbie’s first main question.
I mean, it’s usually pretty easy to figure out what floats your boat, what makes you wanna get up each day. But it’s not quite so easy (translation: extremely difficult) to figure out the next steps. And that’s where the doer-dreamers leave the dreamers-only in the dust.
Notice I didn’t remove “dreamers” from the equation. Because I believe you gotta have a dream. I call it your “vision.” And I talk about it quite a bit with my new one-on-one clients.
But, back to the friend of a friend and her essential oils business, for a minute.
When she got to her “what next” point, she first started with YouTube videos. And the good news is, you can find a lot of videos, for just about anything you need help with, on YouTube. And if you’re willing to sort through the noise to find the nuggets, you can glean a lot of good business advice there.
But the friend of a friend found out what most new business owner wannabes find out. Those YouTube videos don’t show you how to run YOUR show. Because they’re not tailor-made for YOU. And that’s why evidence shows new business startups are turning to business coaches more and more. You can connect with a business coach at any stage of your business growth. But I believe it’s most essential (see what I did there, again?) when you first start out.
And why would I say it’s essential when you first start out?
Because that’s the absolute best time for business coaches to help you avoid the worst mistakes. And that’s when they can best help you establish the System to keep you more productive and build up better and faster.
Fortunately, for the friend of a friend, she took that next step and worked with a business coach who helped her turn her passion into a business that now pays all her bills.
Isn’t that just the coolest thing? I mean, think about it. You get an idea. And you dream about what it would be like to turn it into something real. And then you actually see it through and end up with the life you dreamed of. What could be better? Of course, that’s basically a rhetorical question. Because the answer’s, naturally, nothing.
If you’re a doer-dreamer type who’s wondering “What next,” book a free call with me and let’s talk about it. Because I’d love to help you focus on your essentials (yeah, I did it there again) and help you set yourself up for that life you see in your head. Check the calendar, below. And let’s talk soon.
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