Time and again, you have seen amazing quotes from great motivational speakers and business leaders on how fear is a hindrance to your success, goals and becoming a solopreneur.
If I could show you how to transition from employment to solopreneurship with no fear, would you want to know how?
Before you continue, let me also say this bluntly.
If you fail to read and understand this post completely, then your dream of solopreneurship will remain a dream.
How to Be a Solopreneur with No Fear
In other posts I wrote on career and business, it seems to me that there are people who thought they lacked the courage to move on from employment to become a solopreneur.
For most people with dreams of becoming one, they cite fear as a hindrance.
How about you?
Is it the lack of courage or fear that stops you?
Why fear at the thought of becoming a solopreneur when you have not even started?
Let’s get one thing out of the way. Any thoughts of negativity, you are doing yourself a disservice. You are not only unfair to yourself, but to the people who rely and depend on you.
Negative thoughts, is HOW YOU SCREW YOURSELF, according to Mel Robbins.
One of the things you need to understand is why you have negative thoughts. Understanding why helps you take your mind away from negativities. At the same time, it helps you understand the people around you.
Alison Ledgerwood, HOW I THINK IS HOW I ACT, explains why you tend to tild towards the negative.
Turn Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts
At this point, you could be thinking, “This post is BULLSHIT!” “ROBERT LEE IS AN IDIOT!” “What the FUCK does he know about me?” “This post does not apply to me!”
Are you having any negative thoughts regarding this post?
If you are, take a moment to pause and think. How does the negativity you feel now affect you as you read this post?
Let me guess. It is at this point that you feel the urge to move your finger and tap on [X] to close this window.
I truly hope you do not do that.
Understand this. Negative thoughts close your mind to learning. You think you know it all?
If you do, LEAVE. You are wasting your time reading something that you already know. On the other hand, if you choose to continue reading, that’s good.
Now we need to turn negative thoughts to positive thoughts and one of the best ways to do that is to use the power of Positive Declarations.
It’s up to you to think of ten to twenty positive things to say before you continue reading.
“I am learning new things.” “I am thankful reading this post.” It’s up to you to think of positive things to say.
Thoughts of Becoming a Solopreneur
Instead of thinking about the comforts of job security, and fear the thought of becoming a solopreneur, think of what needs to be done to become one.
9 out of 10 employees I talked to would like to have their own business one day. Of those who would like to be their own boss, 9 out of 10 have no idea what they would like to do.
Incredible, but it’s true.
How can you be a solopreneur if you do not know what you want to be?
My friends, negative thoughts stopped you from progressing. THAT is what is happening. Fear of this and that, lack of courage for this and that – fear of nothing, is what it is.
“ROBERT LEE is so full of himself.” “You think you know it all?” “Arrogant prick!”
Uhhh … you may want to go back to that part of positive thoughts and declarations?
NO FEAR from Employment to Solopreneurship
Congratulations if you made it to this point. You are getting somewhere already.
So fear stops you from thinking about solopreneurship. How do we now remove the fear you have?
First, you need to review your current situation – family, day-to-day living and employment.
Second, you need to understand your skill sets and the kind of network or connections you have.
Third, you need to understand what career path or progression is. CAREER PROGRESSION & WHAT A CHINESE-FILIPINO DID is a good read.
Does your company offer you opportunities to be promoted? Promotion often comes with training for new skills. Can your current skill set be used to provide services to others in the future? For example, if you work in IT, you could be providing IT related services to companies in the future.
Are you able to meet clients and other people throughout your employment? Meeting new people and cultivating relationships provides opportunities for business and work in the future. If you are in sales, and you have not kept in touch with people who had rejected your proposals before, you are making a mistake in not keeping in touch.
The point is, you have to know how you can use your skill set to provide services and in networking with people, you are already creating a market should you pursue product sales.
Why do you fear the thought of leaving the comforts of monthly salary?
It is scary because at this time, you don’t know what you want in the future for yourself.
And that is why by carefully doing a self-assessment, you have a better idea of what your options are as a solopreneur.
Once you have identified possible paths you could take, now is a good time to establish connections, cultivate relationships, and learn what needs to be learned.
Keep in mind. Possessing EXPERT skills does not mean you will be successful in your chosen endeavor. As you continue to work as an employee, acquire the skills AND the mindset of entrepreneurs.
Your objective is simple.
Let’s say you give yourself a year or two, or even three years, by which you will be an entrepreneur – whether you become self-employed or own a business hiring other people, it doesn’t matter.
If you know exactly what you want to do and you prepared well, I promise you this.
You will feel your heart thumping with excitement as you hand over your resignation letter knowing you already have a better thing going for you.