Why Now Is The Best Time To Go Into Business For Yourself

Farnoosh Brock - Smart Exit Blueprint This is a guest post by Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living.

You’re here because you love social media. You love technology. You love being instantly connected to the world and leaving a digital trail of yourself wherever you go.

You love blogging and sharing your story. You love having a platform for your voice, thoughts and opinions. You love this brave new digital world we live in, and you are either already doing this full-time for a living – in that case, hearty congratulations – or you are just dabbing into it and dreaming of going pro.

Wherever you may be in your journey, right now is the absolute best time in to pursue your dreams of entrepreneurship. Whatever business your heart desires, whatever industry you dream of landing in, and whatever work you want to do, the advent of social media, online marketing, blogs and similar platforms, have transformed that world into a self-driven space, where the very best do really shine.

In other words, you have a great shot at this and you’d be silly not to take full advantage of it. Now.

The barrier to entry to owning and running your own business is the lowest in history. Take a look around you. Most of the people who have made it big have used little more than the resources available to them via the web. They brought their own magic to the world, using the power of the digital age – now this is encouraging! It proves that you can do the very same, because your magic has an equal opportunity to be heard and to be seen.

So say this mantra everyday, “I am being heard and seen!” (I know that’s passive tense and Stephen King would have a heart attack if he saw it but it just works well here!)

Remember the immeasurable power of being seen and heard, without asking for permission, without having the approval of an organization, without being blessed by the Pope or whatever else needed to happen before someone was allowed to reach small or large masses with their uncensored message in the past!

The difference between those who make it and those who don’t is in perspective.

Successful people never lose sight of the fact that everything before them can be an opportunity to get closer to the dream. Some people never get complacent, even about a 5-year old technology; they stay vigilant with it, they get creative, they use it in new and innovative ways, and they exploit the resources at their disposal to inch closer to their vision.

You can do the same. You have all the resources you need. You have the potential for reaching the world. And you have countless opportunities to turn your passion into profit.

Are you doing it?

Creating An Exit Plan to Pave the Way to Your Business

This is not a motivational sermon. I could not stand those when I was in my miserable corporate job, and as much as I can appreciate them now, I am not here to give you one.

Motivation can be great stuff but I want to appeal to the truly practical and logical side of you! Now is truly the best time to go into business for you. That is my message to you today.

I believe it now because I speak from experience.

I went from a 6-figure work-from-home corporate employee to a zero-income blogger with a dream. In 6-9 months, I had created a real business, a profitable and growing company that emerged from that little blog.

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If I can do this – me, an engineer, a corporate techie without a single sales or marketing or writing class to her credit – if I can make this drastic pivot after a 10-year corporate gig, then there is no reason you, my dear, cannot do it.

The one thing I did that served me well was having a smart exit plan [affiliate link]. This plan enabled me to let go of that corporate job with careful preparation. It gave me the confidence to believe in my crazy dream of going solo. It gave me the tools to overcome my fears of failing and facing the unknown. It guided me with a step-by-step roadmap to where I needed to go. It saved me from giving up and giving in to a job I hated, and from letting others make my decision for me!

The real value of an exit plan comes when you look back and start to connect the dots that led you to where you are. The exit plan was the critical component that created the sequence of events that led me from Point A – miserable job, totally clueless where to go – to Point B – thriving and happy entrepreneur, making a living without having a boss, and doing what I love.

Do you have an exit plan from where you are to where you want to be?

Do you have a roadmap that shows you how to transition smoothly out of a day job to go pro with your side-hustle?

Do you know your passions, talents and skills and how to find their intersection, your sweet spot, and how to define work that you can be madly in love with?

If you are interested in building a step-by-step exit strategy, then check out the Smart Exit Blueprint course [affiliate link] where I teach you everything you need to create your complete roadmap and transition plan.

  • You nailed it Farnoosh (like your name by the way).

    Never before in history was it so easy to get started with your own business venture. Success or failure is a different issue – what’s important to understand here is that you can get going with very little resources.

    Here’s what I think you need to do to get past your silly assumptions and start taking action with your business idea:

    1) Have an idea if you don’t already have one.

    2) Stop asking for too much advice and instead forge ahead. Take massive action.

    3) Go out there and make mistakes. Live life. Enjoy your learning experiences.

    4) Know that you aren’t perfect. No one is. So take risks. Treat your venture as an experiment. Get feedback and work on it.

    5) Be yourself. Build your personal brand. Focus on becoming an influencer, not the influenced.

  • I hope you’re right! After being laid off 11 months ago, I decided to go out on my own. It’s a struggle, but I’m constantly seeing progress — and I love it! Just gotta make it work.

    Thanks for the tips!

  •  Jon, you have to believe it for it to happen. A struggle, no doubt about it, but you WILL make it work if you really believe it AND back that up with a lot of smart actions and persistence. Good luck!!!

  • Hi Mustafa, same to you and you said it too: It takes SO LITTLE to get going.  And I love your 5 rules. So nicely laid out! Let’s live by them!!

  • You’re absolutely right! I think a big part of success is visualizing what you want three months, six months, a year, five years from now. That way, when it happens it isn’t by accident!

  • In other words, you have a great shot at this and you’d be silly not to take full advantage of it. Now.
     

  • Felipe

    The exit plan really is the key. I had set myself up for something similar, but I recently got married, and I am a full time student, I just do not have the time it takes to be an entrepreneur. Some people look for get rich quick schemes or don’t like to work for other people. But the truth that to be a true entrepreneur it takes hard work, dedication, passion, vision and a ton of time. I am glad that you are fulfilling your dreams! Good Read. 

  • Oh it takes ALL of that plus more. It is the hardest job I’ve held and I survived electrical engineering schools! Entrepreneurship is not a joke and I am glad you realize it. Get rich quick schemes, those are a joke – you will lose your shirt to those. Enjoy life and your marriage and school. You have plenty going on… and we are here to be your resource If or When you are ready to start that business someday :)!

  • Interesting and you are right…and i like the point I am being heard and seen!” (I know that’s passive tense and Stephen
    King would have a heart attack if he saw it but it just works well
    here!) if every one follows these then it would be of a great help to them

  • Or you are just dabbing into it and dreaming of going pro.

  • In other words, you have a great shot at this and you’d be silly not to take full advantage of it. Now.
     

  • questions to friends

    Excellen post!!

  • You love this brave new digital world we live in, and you are either
    already doing this full-time for a living – in that case, hearty
    congratulations – or you are just dabbing into it and dreaming of going
    pro.

  • In other words, you have a great shot at this and you’d be silly not to take full advantage of it. Now.
     

  • the truth that to be a true entrepreneur it takes hard work,
    dedication, passion, vision and a ton of time. I am glad that you
    are fulfilling your dreams! Good Read. 

  • six months, a year, five years from now. That way, when it happens it isn’t by accident!

  • Splashy Ortiz

    Pope or whatever else needed to happen before someone was allowed to
    reach small or large masses with their uncensored message in the past!

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  • Natalie Logan

    The difference between those who make it and those who don’t is in perspective.
    http://pilmerpr.com/

  • I agree that now, more than ever, we have the ability to strike out on our own. I left my job the end of last year and have been working from home full time in my own business since then. I wouldn’t say that it’s been easy, as the learning curve has been fairly steep. But the opportunities have abounded, as I keep putting myself out there, helping others, and doing the best I can for my current clients.

    I love that I am able to build my business from home, doing what I love, at very little cost, and I love the way that my momentum is building as more and more people get to know me and how I can help them.

  • Hey Rebecca, indeed, now more than ever before. Congrats for leaving! You are speaking my words, and seems like doing similar things with a similar and brilliant attitude. You are on your way, Rebecca. I am excited for you. To your massive success :)!

  • Yes, that among other things :)!

  • Chika Green

    You love this brave new digital world we live in, and you are either
    already doing this full-time for a living – in that case, hearty
    congratulations – or you are just dabbing into it and dreaming of going
    pro.

    http://www.gaiastone.com.au/

  • Paul

    Great post! Reminds me of the story of the guy who started 7-up (the drink company). He originally called it “1-up,” but he went bankrupt. Tried again, called it “2-up,” went bankrupt again. He kept trying until he got to 7-up and finally made it! Definitely does put things into perspective in terms of persevering.
    http://www.profromgo.com/seo-risky-business/

  • Theo Herr

    In other words, you have a great shot at this and you’d be silly not to take full advantage of it. Now.

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  • Awesome post! Not only that, I think I have a big time crush on Ms. Brock. Thanks for guest posting this, I was entranced by every word. 🙂 :))))

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