The entrepreneur revolution is here in full effect, and so many people are jumping in head first at the opportunity to be their own bosses.
With the heightened growth of social media sensations who are bringing in millions for taking cute pics and getting major corporate sponsorships, the lines have been blurred when it comes to launching a business and the core things that must be done to turn it into a huge success.
Yes I know, there are tons of rags to riches stories where folks had $1 in their pocket and they had a bright idea to do something that’s now turned into a multi-million dollar business…… BUT there’s a whole lot more behind the scenes that people don’t share…. which is why I’m here!!
I want to share with you 4 core areas that are critical to starting and growing ANY business, whether you’re seeking to become a social media sensation, open your own restaurant or start an online business….
Whatever you are pursuing, you’ll want to factor in these 4 critical areas to ensure you’re on the right path and have the winning formula to create success, joy and profits in your business.
(Related article: the 4 big myths about starting an online business)
Without considering these, you may find yourself:
- Getting bored with your idea
- Frustrated and challenged with getting it off the ground
- Spending more than you’re making
- Disappointed after investing thousands of hours and dollars (like I did), with nothing to show for it
- OR experiencing amazing success but feeling empty and unfulfilled inside with an urge to quit and abandon everything you’ve created
I’ve personally experienced every single one of the stages above and in the end, I found myself right back at square one, trying to figure out “who I wanted to be when I grew up!”
In an attempt to save you from making the same mistakes I did, I’ve decided to share the formula that I found leads to the ultimate happy place, that will turn the painful process of building a business into the pathway for true happiness, fulfillment and success that you’ve always desired!
4 Critical Areas To Consider:
One of the biggest deceptions of building a successful business is the thought that if you hustle and grind hard enough, you’ll magically see success and win big!!
As someone that has built multiple businesses, generated millions of dollars in sales, spoken on stages all over the world and building celebrity status in my industry, all while feeling like I was failing miserably in the height of my success….. I can share from experience that you need not believe the hype!!
The challenge today is that most people share their highlight reels through social media but very few will be transparent enough to share how they’re chase for success led them down a path for emptiness, doubt and feeling like a failure “in spite of” their success.
I’ve coached thousands of people around the world and I’m secretly known as the Coach to Coaches where I’ve worked with tons of 6, 7 and even 8 figure earners behind the scenes.
One of the things I’ve seen repetitively is the disappointment and emptiness that so many people have from the business that they’ve built that often turns more into a burden than a blessing, despite the financial success it creates.
I know firsthand what that feels like, where I’ve built businesses that led me to stages where I felt violated in my purpose.
As a result of working my way through the pain and shame for what I faced over the years of chasing money and the facade of building an empire , I’ve made a commitment to do whatever I can to help others avoid the unnecessary and challenging path of pursuing the empty image of business, to instead pursue the one that best fits their ultimate goals and desires.
(Related Article: How chasing success led me to depression and what I chose to do instead)
Success has become such a shallow word in this generation because for most people, it’s all about likes, comments, going viral and being popular.
What’s been dismissed is the emotional side of building a business and the arduous task of investing your life to bring an idea ? to life.
In order to really find the best fit for the type of business to pursue, there are 4 critical things you’ll want to consider when asking yourself if the business you’re pursuing is a good fit for me to pursue.
The best way to match who you are with what you do is by focusing on these 4 key steps:
The number one way to know what business is best for you is by honoring
- who you are,
- how you think and function best
- And how you thrive
Over the years, we’ve seen so many people struggle with trying to pursue a business model that frustrated them, challenged their every weakness and suffocated their gifts, while they grew in both insecurities and debt trying to force an idea to work.
I’ve personally struggled with this for years (which I share in my blog post here), and after seeing so many people give up on their dreams because of pursuing a path that was a misfit in their lives, I decided to find a way to help them overcome this challenge to discover their greatness and their perfect path…. thus birthing “Your 6 Figure Year” and “Personality Driven Profits”!
On Netflix, a show was recently launched called “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”.
As my daughter and I sat and binge watched this show, where this petite young woman who exudes soooooo much excitement in turning someone’s cluttered home into a peaceful organized sanctuary, there’s one question she asked that revolutionized every area of my life.
In order to get people to release the clutter and things they’ve held on to for years, she asked them one question that changed everything…..
“Does that bring you Joy?”
I was blown away at how this simple question, produced such confidence and clarity to encourage the people she was helping, to say Yes or No to things that they’ve had emotional attachments to for years and struggled to let go.
That one question has changed everything about how we do business today here at (Y6FY) and it’s the same question I now encourage clients to ask themselves when they’re pursuing any path or business they want to start.
Doing what brings you joy and what you’re passionate about is like lighting a fire ? to the biggest fireworks ? show in the world ? !!
It inspires you to light up the world and bring joy in the dark places of life where others are drawn to you because of the joy you bring into their world.
Despite all the noise, opinions and internet gurus advice circulating in cyber-space…. building a business and creating something that becomes super successful doesn’t have to be a painful process.
It doesn’t have to rob you of life’s greatest joys and bury you under a long pain-staking process of endless hustle and grinding.
The truth is, the secret to real abundant success and winning in life is to Align your life with the things that come so natural to you that you flow with grace and ease through the process to manifest all of your hearts desires!! (Yes that’s very possible ?)
Doing what you’re passionate about sets others on fire and this is one attribute that can’t and shouldn’t be buried or denied.
I may love to sing in the shower, I may be a huge Beyoncé and Whitney Houston fan but no matter how much I love the thought of singing ?, if I sound like an injured dog in the Forrest when I open my mouth in an attempt to sing ?, then I may want to consider an alternative career path!!
Truth is that if you want to succeed at anything, you must know how to do that thing well.
Passion for it is great but can you actually put your hands to the plow and produce amazing results based on your skill level.
At Y6FY and PDP, we encourage you to only pursue businesses that are a good fit for your skill set, unless you have partners or key members that can fulfill the needs of your business model.
For example, I’ve heard of people launching software, apps and other Techy tools that weren’t techy but they were great visionaries who had the gift of delegation and the budget to invest in skilled team members.
The catch to their success is “they had the vision” which means they clearly understood what they wanted to produce, the inner workings of that thing and the results and “joy” it would bring to its users. So in this case, skill is relative.
However, if you’re trying to launch ? a business like Providing Services as a Virtual Assistant, but you hate Project Management and organizing the details of someone’s project, then you may want to find an alternative path.
We say this not to say you can’t do it, but to avoid torturing yourself from creating a job for yourself that you’ll ultimately hate and want to run away from.
Can it make you MONEY ??
Doing what you love is great BUT can it generate revenue and produce profits?
Will someone pay you for it?
Can you find an audience with a pressing need that’s ready to exchange money for what you know, can do and provide as a service?
One of the challenges with the concept of “Do what you love and the money will follow” statements is that, that’s not always the case.
If no one wants it, you may enjoy doing it, but if it can’t produce profits, it will become your hobby, while you’re out looking for a jobby!
Determining early in if people would be willing to pay you for what you offer is critical, and once you see a firm yes, it’s time to glide into the manifestation of that goal!!
As you can see, Y6FY isn’t just about selling you on another “make money opportunity” or to fill your life with false hopes and empty promises of Guaranteed Success…
Instead, our mission is to help you get complete clarity on the best path for you pursue in your entrepreneurial ventures where you’ll thrive, create major impact and live out what brings you the greatest level of Joy in your life!
These 4 core areas are the foundation for what we built our business off of here at Y6FY, and we have taken these 4 Core principles and applied it to the content we share, the programs and products we offer and how we coach and guide our clients.
If you’re ready to have Your 6 Figure Year and want to pursue a path that best matches the 4 Core areas above, head over here ?? now to take the Quiz to discover “What’s Your 6 Figure Business Blueprint”.