If you feel more gagged + bound than blissful, it’s time to release your entrepreneurial spirit
Working for yourself is eminently more satisfying than working for someone else. Although at times, it seems the government is doing their part to dampen the entrepreneurial spirit of America, doesn’t it?
And don’t listen to these guys telling you “Work from home 20 hours a week and make millions of dollars.”
It can be done, but just like everything else, it takes effort. Not just putting in the hours – in fact, I don’t recommend putting your life on hold as an entrepreneur.
And that, in fact, may be the biggest challenge of all. There’s always something more that can be done.
And it’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s one of the most liberating feelings you’ll ever know.
In fact, I worked like a dog this past weekend:
- Preparing the Entrepreneurial Quiz
- Not finishing the in-depth report that is an optional accompaniment to the quiz
- Studying headline writing
- Learning more about personality types
- Receiving writing tips
- Asking better questions
- Deciding being completely authentic in my business does not include posting pictures of me eating a bacon cheeseburger or guzzling wine with my bestie. (Which is good. Because I didn’t eat a cheeseburger *or* guzzle wine. And it’s a stupid idea anyway. Knowing that I eat cheeseburgers and guzzle wine does not help you to get to know me any better.)
Or does it?
Probably not, since I don’t actually “guzzle wine.” I have been known to sip it; but “guzzle” paints a much more lively picture, doesn’t it?
And I AM, if nothing else, lively.
The truth about creating a successful business + authenticity
The truth is, owning your own online business does feel like a release of sorts.
In other ways, it feels as if you’re more tied down than ever.
You’ll have to make decisions. Decisions perhaps not unlike the ones you had to make in Corporate America. Things like:
- Do I give in or stick to my guns?
- Do I follow the rules, or do it my way?
- If I don’t follow the rules, will I ruin everything?
There’s a lot more at stake. In fact, I had to make a decision in choosing the headline for this post, whether to sell out, or be true to me.
The original title I used was: Free Your Entrepreneurial Spirit.
That is so not me. But I did it.
I never use the phrase, “free your entrepreneurial spirit.” I’m more of a…
Release your soul from its business suit.
Release your soul from its business suit; creates an image for me of:
Stepping out of the corporate mindset; of getting out of your own way and allowing yourself to put some soul and creativity in your business.
But Google told me they like “free your entrepreneurial spirit” better. So I sold out and caved in. Which reminds me a lot of my life in Corporate America.
The beauty of it is that you don’t have to go down without a fight, and there are “do overs.”
You can find a way to be your true, authentic self in business without selling your soul.
“That seems inauthentic to use a headline that doesn’t ‘do it for you,’ ” is what my coach told me.
It is; and that’s exactly my point.
You don’t have to sell out to Corporate America – and you don’t have to sell out to the internet gods, either.
There’s a time and a place for following the rules and I’m certainly not saying they don’t apply to your business. But you can follow the rules until you’re blue in the face and still not gain any traction in your business.
The secret to creating a tantalizing business that speaks shamelessly to your soul, is knowing who you are at your very core and creating (or re-creating) your business from that place of deep inner knowing. And then being authentic in reflecting that deep essence of you back to your community.
So if “Free Your Entrepreneurial Soul,” doesn’t quite hit the sweet spot for you; then let the internet gods be damned.
You tell me what’s better:
- Creating content that speaks to your soul, ; or
- Creating content that follows the rules and gets you found by the search engines?
Here’s a hint: If your content doesn’t speak to your soul, it will come across as inauthentic to your readers, thus eliminating (for all intents and purposes) any chance that it will be shared and help you to grow your audience.
I say it’s better to produce writing that speaks to your soul than creating writing for the search engines that people likely won’t make it all the way through, let alone pass it along to someone.
How do you do that? (I’m so glad you asked)…
The Secret to Authenticity isn’t telling people what you’re doing, but being who you are.
And reflecting that in your business.
Which is tough if you don’t know who you are.
Which is also why I’m diligently creating ways to help you reflect your beautiful, luscious self authentically – by helping you to have a deep understanding of who you are at your core – Soul Deep.
(And don’t argue with me. Yes you are beautiful and luscious. If you really don’t believe me; you’re in the wrong place. Because all of my readers are beautiful and luscious – even if they don’t see it themselves.)
Release your thinking from Corporate America – it’s the only way you’ll ever shine online.
It’s the only way you’ll be able to satiate the craving you have to serve and drench yourself in meaningful business; the kind that speaks to your soul.
Otherwise, you’re just another blog of the bajillions in the endless sea of the internet.
People have enough information. The don’t want more information. They want connection.
It takes daring + guts, but I know you’ve got this.
I’m here to help. Get started by taking my brand spanking new (and yummy) What Kind of Entrepreneur am I? quiz.
Go ahead and sign up for the free report, too. I’ll have it to you no later than tomorrow evening. (July 8). Pinky swear.
In the meantime…
If you’re tired of selling out just to make ends meet, and ready to know yourself Soul Deep so you can create authentic connection with your potential clients + meaning you’re craving, check out Soul Biz Express. It’s a premium program that will get you premium results. Learn more here: Soul Biz Express.
P.S. There are no rules in business except to be true to your soul. Find out more in Part 2: There Are No Rules