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How To Jump Into Business, Even If You Don’t Feel “Ready”

by Ashley on January 6, 2014 · 8 comments

The Jump Blog Tour is hosted by Stephanie Hall and Ashley Wilhite (that’s me!), the co-creators of Jump: Into your business, your life, your dream, a must-have digital guide for new coaches & creatives. They believe in the transformational power of taking the jump and creating a business you love. This all-inclusive eBook will teach you how to start a business, find your niche, brand like a pro, and make the jump with confidence. Find out more here.

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I’m so excited to introduce the Jump Tour, a month-long celebration of brilliant bloggers sharing their insider secrets. This delightful blog hop, which Stephanie of Stylings and Stories and I coordinated, is full of our favorite coaches & creatives revealing the qualities that helped them make the Jump into business. So, stick around to get the scoop.

How To Jump Into Business, Even If You Don’t Feel “Ready”

Have you been thinking about starting your own business, launching your own coaching practice, or turning your hobby into a profitable side-hustle?

Do you have this big dream, but there’s a small part of you that feels like you’re not quite ready?

You’re wondering if you’re crazy for thinking you can start your own business because your schedule is already packed full. Plus, it seems sooo overwhelming.

You’re scared of what will happen if you put all your time and energy into your business and it fails. I mean, that will be totally embarrassing!

And really, you wish you could feel confident, unstoppable, and know exactly what to do next.

I remember thinking and feeling all of those things myself. Starting a business can be terrifying, especially when you have no idea what you’re doing.

When I first started Your Super Awesome Life, I felt completely lost. I spent hours googling “how to write blog posts that people will actually read”, “how to create profitable coaching packages”, and “WTF is a business plan?”

It was a lot of trial and error and a lot of figuring things out along the way.

But there’s one thing that propelled Your Super Awesome Life forward more than anything else.

How did I move past those fears and build up my confidence?

How I Untangled The Map To Building A Successful Business

I invested in myself + my dream.

Honestly, signing up for courses, joining programs, building community, and continuously learning is how I made it happen.

There’s something magical that happens when you put money down and invest in the future you desire.

It makes you take yourself + your vision much more seriously.

It shows you that you believe in yourself and what you’re capable of creating.

It shows you that you aren’t taking no for an answer and failure is not an option.

Since launching Your Super Awesome Life in April of 2012, I have invested in an 8-week business coaching group, another 8-week business + marketing program, and a 9-month intensive business coaching mastermind. I have invested in a copy-writing + design course, a branding guide, and countless other courses, guides, and eBooks.

Part of that is a reflection of my core value of Growth. I always want to be learning, growing, and expanding into something more. But I also know that investing is crucial to make my version of success happen.

Over the past 20 months, I have watched myself transform from a shaky and fearful business owner, to a confident, strong, and fearless one. I have watched my list grow from double digits to over 1,700 and I have watched my monthly income triple!

If I could give one piece of advice to you (the you who is dreaming of starting a business or is unsure how to get it off the ground), it would be to invest in yourself.

Even if you don’t think you can swing it financially, do it. Create a budget. Pinch your pennies. Cut back on Starbucks, Netflix, and bunch on Sunday mornings. I did it when I was bringing in less than $1,000 a month, so I know you can make it happen too.

If you’re serious about this dream of yours, prove it.

If you want to learn more about how to jump into business, even if you don’t feel ready, check out Jump: Into Your Business, Your Life, Your Dream. It’s a digital guide that will not only help you gain confidence to start your business but also the know-how to brand it and connect with your dream customers. 

And as a super special bonus, just because we love you, enter below to win a free copy of my Opt In Magic Kit + Stephanie’s Blogging 101 Kit.

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Elisa January 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

Would love to win this! Looks awesome!

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Elisa January 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

Procrastination is my biggest business problem :).

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Stephanie January 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

Investing in my biz has been one of the best decisions I’ve made since starting out too. It makes such a difference. You may think you know enough about a certain topic, but you get such juicier tricks & tips when you really invest in the knowledge that’s out there to help you.

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KG January 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Just found your site, and oh how it’s motivated me… I’ve only read one post of yours! I’m probably going to spend the rest of the day reading a shit ton of your posts. I’ve always wanted to start my own business for web design but I’d have to learn how to extensively code and things.

Thanks for sharing!
Best xoxo,
KG
http://www.thatgirlkg.blogspot.com

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Alyssa January 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

I love that every time I come to Your Super Awesome Life I end up in a positive mood! I am new to the blogging world so your help and advise is always much appreciated!

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Sara January 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Investing in a class at my local craft shop called Business for Crafters was my first step. It was amazing, and I gained so much confidence!

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Ashley January 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

Just so you know the link in the giveaway for Ashley’s instagram links to bloglovin’ not instagram!

But I hope I win!

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