From idea overwhelm to actually starting, let’s face it, the life of an entrepreneur is not easy!
I’d like to share three resources that I value that have been really helpful in putting those ideas down and taking action.
Taking on the World Starts with Mindset
Natalie MacNeil’s book as I mentioned in my review is an absolute gem. Not only does she share her story about how she got started but she guides you through creating your ‘Master Action Plan’ to help you embark on a successful journey towards buildng your dream career/business.
The $100 Startup: Reinventing the Way You Work
What I loved about Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The $100 Startup, is the practical advice. He shows you that you don’t have to spend tons of money to get your idea off the ground through his interviews with hundreds of entrepreneurs (as well as accidental ones) who share their stories and how they did it. Chris gets you thinking and acting like an entrepreneur and makes you realize that transforming an idea into a business does not have to be hard (but there is work involved!!)
WEMastermind: Accountability & Support
A mastermind does not replace the hard-work that you will have to do to get your business off the ground but what it does help you with is accountability, support and access to people who have “been there, done that “.
That is huge.
What it means is that you don’t have to go at it alone and can reach out to people to bounce your ideas off and benefit from group wisdom.
Here are 3 ways I benefited (but there are SO many more!)
Accelerated Personal Growth
Because there is access to a whole new set of ideas and perspectives, my personal growth accelerated during this time period. Each day and week I found myself immersed in new ideas, readings and unique outlooks that I normally may not have come across.
No slacking off here!
Because you will have to carve out time to work on your goals and have something to show for when you meet your accountability partner, each week I was motivated to make time to work on my projects and ideas. Having that weekly call really pushed me a long.
Of course, life does happen and some weeks may not be as productive as others but that’s why your accountability partner is there to help you get back on track!
I now belong to a global community of action-taking, driven entrepreneurial women who I can bounce ideas off and also cheer me a long. I look forward to checking in with them on a regular basis and see what progress they have made and am always learning. Amazing!
If you are looking to move forward & launch your awesome ideas to the world, I highly recommend you take action and join WeMastermind. There’s still the better half of 2012, so get to it! The next program starts on May 24th and you can take advantage of a special where you sign up with a friend and you both save $300 each!
What are some of the resources that you find valuable? I’d love to hear about them!