Taking The Plunge: 4 Signs You Might Be Ready To Live In Your Purpose
Updated: Aug 1
If you're reading this, chances are you're ready to start your own business.
But maybe you're not sure if that's what you really want. Maybe you've been dreaming about starting your own company since high school (or maybe even earlier), but it's still just a dream, and you haven't done anything about it yet. Or maybe you know in your heart that this is something that could be right for you, but there's still some doubt lingering in the back of your mind.
That's okay! You don't have to be 100% sure before taking action on your dreams. In fact, being nervous about something is often a sign that it's the right thing for you—you wouldn't be so nervous if there wasn't any risk involved! But if you're feeling like this could be an opportunity for growth and expansion into a new world that doesn't just have a place for YOU in it, then we say go for it!
We know there are tons of reasons why starting a business might not seem like the best idea at first glance: You might not have enough money saved up yet or enough experience under your belt; maybe everyone around you seems scared of change or thinks they know better than you do about what will work best for your life.
Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Do you feel like it’s time to take the next step in your career, but aren’t sure how? We can help!
Here are four signs that you might be ready to live in your purpose:
1. You can face the fear of success.
Success brings higher expectations, more work and more visibility. It might sound crazy but sometimes this is the case for many creatives.
2. You’re passionate about your idea.
Does your idea fire you up? Do you lie awake at night thinking about it? Every business needs a magic something to see it through those tricky early months – and that ‘thing’ is passion.
3. You joined a community of people who can support and cheer you on through the journey.
The first step to starting any business is finding your tribe—a group of people who share your values and goals, who will encourage you when times get tough, and who will help you celebrate when they don't.
If you’re struggling with finding your ideal tribe, then check out: 3 Ways To Find Your Tribe As A Creative Entrepreneur
4. You’re prepared to fail.
Starting any business is a risk. Yes, you may hit the entrepreneurial jackpot and boast that mythical six figures in a month. But you could also fail. So make peace with the concept of failure before you take the leap into starting your own business!
Are you considering quitting your day job to pursue your passion?
Not everyone should quit their day job. But if you've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and are thinking about leaving, you should read this first "Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job To Pursue Your Passion."