8 Point Checklist For Your Dream Business
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8 Point Checklist For Your Dream BusinessFemale Entrepreneur Association Founder, Carrie Green, Shares How She Got Started
If you are thinking about starting a business one of the first pieces of advice I can offer is to Show Up For Your Dreams.
Here’s your checklist to help you condition yourself for success and show up for your dreams.
- Make the decision to create your own Mission: Success Challenge (see my book for more about that).
- Open yourself up to the possibilities! What amazing things could you achieve?
- Be curious in the pursuit of following your dreams and creating a successful business.
- Start a journal of your entrepreneurial adventure. Write in it daily (if you can) and share what’s been happening, what you’re trying to achieve, how you’ve been feeling – get it all out, it’s eye-opening and therapeutic!
- Allow yourself to start dreaming big and getting clear about what you actually want, what success means for you.
- Visualize your future history daily – see it happening, feel it happening, believe that it will happen.
- Pay attention to your thoughts in the morning, throughout the day, and at night – choose empowering thoughts.
- Change your posture to change your state and feel good.
(There are 6 more steps in my book)
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How I found My Mission
I started the FEA (the Female Entrepreneur Association - an online platform that inspires and empowers over 350,000 women from around the world to build successful businesses through videos, courses and an online community) because I had messages bubbling up inside of me that I wanted to share with other female entrepreneurs to inspire and empower them.
I knew there was an amazing opportunity for me to create something because there was hardly any support online at the time that was aimed at women in business.
I felt so passionately about it, but it all felt a bit hazy and wishy-washy. I knew that if I wanted to turn my idea into a success I had to get clear on what exactly it was that I wanted to do, so I sat down and decided I was going to get clear on my mission by writing it down.
I began by thinking about the big picture of FEA, what I wanted it to look like when it was successful and I realized that the only way I could create a clear vision for myself was if I knew why I was doing it and what it meant to me.
So I began thinking about my why.
Why did I have these messages bubbling up inside me?
Why did I have a desire to share them?
Why did I want to build a platform for female entrepreneurs?
I began to write it all out…
- I want to create something that will have a positive impact.
- I want to create something I’m completely passionate about.
- I want to create something that I can put my entire heart and soul into.
- I want to create something that will inspire me and light me up.
- I want to create something that will enable me to help other women in business, like me, who know the struggle and feel isolated.
- I want to build a business that will enable me to live my dream life – doing something I’m passionate about, having the freedom to work from wherever I want, having the financial abundance to experience amazing things and give to charity.
The list went on and on and on and based on what I felt in the pit of my stomach, I could start to make out what FEA would look like when it was successful.
I knew I wanted to be able to help as many female entrepreneurs from around the world as I possibly could. I knew I wanted to inspire and empower those women to succeed – I knew it was the personal development and inspiration aspect that lit me up, so I knew I wanted to focus on that more than the how-to side. Based on this realization, I wrote out one simple statement that summed up my FEA business mission and purpose:
I'm going to inspire and empower as many women as I possibly can from around the world to turn their ideas into reality and build successful businesses.
Once I pulled my mission together and wrote it down on paper, my ideas became tangible for the first time. With my vision clear in my mind, I knew that all I needed to do was take little steps toward fulfilling it.
This has kept me on track throughout building FEA. All I have to do is ask myself, ‘Does this align with my mission?
It’s my Entrepreneurial North Star leading me where I need to go. So what’s yours? Let me know in the comments below.