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Is a Freedom-Based Business Right For You?

by Ashley on October 2, 2014 · 1 comment

Is a freedom-based business right for you

You see everyone else doing it and it looks like so much fun.

They’re running a 6-figure business from the beach, sipping pina coladas, and perfecting their crow pose in yoga class.

It seems like the perfect life, but is it really what you want?

Let’s find out!

Is a Freedom-Based Business Right For You?

My clients ask me this question all the time.

Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula to find out if you’re meant to quit your J-O-B and become an entrepreneur.

But there are a few key factors that can greatly influence (and predict) your success. Yay!

Here are 7 questions to ask yourself before deciding if you should start a freedom-based business:

Are you self-disciplined? Do you have an internal drive that keeps you moving forward? Starting a business requires you to be ambitious and self-motivated because you’ve got complete freedom (and control) to do what you want. Are you the type of person who can hold yourself accountable, even if no one else is paying attention? Because you’re about to become completely responsible for your success.

Are you easily distracted? Does every new meme on Facebook pull you away from your work? If so, you might wanna think twice about jumping ship from your day job. When you start a business, you must be focused and block out any unnecessary distractions (even if they’re super fun, like OITNB on Netflix).

Do you have a burning desire in your tummy to achieve this? Or is this just one of 47,362 business ideas you’ve had in the past year? How do you know this one is different? Is there something bigger about this idea that will keep you going, even after the initial sparkle has worn off?

Do you need the certainty of a steady paycheck? Because, let’s be honest, it’s not gonna happen when you first start a business. Some months will be insanely awesome, while others will leave you hiding under the covers wondering how you’re gonna buy groceries. Can you handle that?

Do you get lonely? Most freedom-based businesses are run by solopreneurs. So if you’re the type of person who constantly needs to be chatting with people, it might be challenging at first. Of course, you can structure your day in way that works for you (get a co-working space or set up shop at Starbucks), but it’s still gonna feel different than chatting with co-workers in the office.

Are you flexible? One of the most exciting parts about starting a business is that you don’t know exactly where it’s gonna go. You might discover that where you thought your business was headed is totally impractical once you actually put it into action. Can you roll with the punches?

Are you clear on your big vision? Yeah, you gotta be flexible, but you also need a plan. I mean, if you don’t know where you’re headed, how are you gonna get there? What is the big picture for you? How are you going to change the world?

If you answered YES, then a freedom-based business could be super awesome for you.

If you had a few “no’s” thrown in there, it doesn’t mean you’re destined to life stuck in the cubicle… But it does bring up a few areas for you to pay attention to as you begin creating your business.

Now it’s your turn!

What do you wanna know about quitting your job and starting a freedom-based business? Let me know here.

 

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