As entrepreneurs, we have to make a lot of decisions for ourselves, and oftentimes the fear of making mistakes holds us back from greatness. But it doesn't have to be that way!
Trust me, I've made a lot of mistakes along the way, so I'm here to guide you on some common mistakes entrepreneurs make and some fantastic solutions to help you avoid them.
Only charging per hour of time you work. This requires you to show up to get paid. You are then limited by how many hours you are willing to work and how much you can charge per hour.
Solution: Create coaching packages, retreats, trainings, online courses, digital products, and membership communities where you can provide much more value to your customers and get paid while you sleep.
Undervaluing your products and services simply because you are afraid to ask for what you are worth and because you don't know how to effectively close sales.
Solution: Stop avoiding talking about money. Work internally on your belief systems around money and your self-worth. If you are really stuck, hire a mentor who can teach you how to close sales effectively and authentically. It’s much easier than you think!
Prioritizing work over everything else. Your health, relationships, and sanity start to crumble because you have no work/play balance and are addicted to being productive.
Solution: Put mandatory off time in your calendar and stick to it. Gift yourself self-care time daily (1-2 hrs), book that vacation, and don’t work on the weekends unless you absolutely have to. You are in complete control over your schedule, so intentionally design it to support better balance.
Building a business that makes money but isn’t fulfilling to your heart or positively impacting something greater than yourself.
Solution: Create products and services that come from your unique heart and soul. What are you most passionate about doing? What are your gifts? Who do you love serving? How can you help people, animals, or the world at large? If you have the courage to build your life around the answers to these questions, you are already winning.
Trying to be someone you aren’t in the hopes of attracting a specific kind of audience or customer. Projecting a facade isn’t sustainable or enjoyable.
Solution: Stop trying to please everyone else and start being yourself. Being authentic, transparent, and real will attract your dream clients.
Which one of these mistakes have you made? I’ve definitely made them all! Let me know in the comments below!
Much Love & Pura Vida!