Taking The First Step In Business

If I have learned one thing about taking the first step in business, I have learned that there are many "first steps". Maybe it's your first step to filing for a license....that's a scary one because it seems so official and brings great responsibility. The first step of handing out your business card and declaring yourself a "professional" in your field. Wow, that is a scary one too. You think someone might question if you really are one, or ask yourself if you qualify to call yourself one. Self doubt can be a killer, and will hold you back from so many things that could be life-changing opportunities. Attending conferences or experimenting with your style might be daunting things to try, I know.

The first step of showing off your portfolio, or getting up in front of a group of peers and talking...those first steps are terrifying too.

But, taking the first step in business, and life in general, is always the hardest.  Taking the first step in business

This week I have emailed a few companies, updated some of my social media accounts, submitted my blog for things I never have before, etc. It is always scary to "put yourself out there", ready to be rejected. It isn't unusual to get no reply, or a "We will keep you in mind".

But guess what.

YOU do your thing the best, and when the right person notices it, the wait becomes worth it.

Find a tribe of like-minded supporters who can help you and advocate for you. Those cheerleaders can only help you grow in the long-term.

Decide to GO...send that email, apply for that job. Maybe the no you are expecting will actually be a yes!

Run your business as a trustworthy and reliable professional, and others will be sure to take notice and want to work with you.