About 80% of the 1-on-1 consults I do are with new entrepreneurs, or those about to leave their jobs for a life of freelancing.
And so many of the conversations I have are extremely similar…over and over again…because all y’all have a much more common experience in departing the conventional working world than you probably realize.
Everyone freaks out that they’re not going to make enough money.
Everyone wonders what they have to offer that isn’t already out there.
Everyone frets over how they’re going to find clients.
Everyone launches their business and then wants to crawl into a hole and take it all back. (or some variation thereof)
Sometimes I like to daydream about what I would do if I could click my heels and make things automagically appear to level the playing field. To encourage everyone that if you approach your business with smarts, it’s highly likely it’ll all work out in the end.
Humour me for a minute.
Here are 5 business courses I wish existed for new entrepreneurs:
- The Top 10 Most Effective Strategies to Forget what Everyone Else is Doing
- The Quick Guide to Online Marketing for the Anti-Selfie Web-Based Freelancer
- A Guided Process to Creating Great Work and Putting it out into the World
- How to be a Leader in the Online World Without Getting Lost up Your Own Ass
- How to Matter to Strangers in an Oversaturated Internet
The thing is, I know that business doesn’t have to be this hard. I’ve walked through the fire myself and if I’d known in the first two years what I know now, I would have saved myself a lot of trouble.
Not just time wasted chasing the wrong thing, but also time wasted procrastinating or worrying that I wasn’t doing what other similar businesses were doing.