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    Ten Tips to Ignore When Starting A Business

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      1. "Career freedom means starting a business."
      Clients
      often assume they can reach career freedom only by starting a business.
      I know dozens of people who feel very free in a corporate setting. They
      swim easily in the corporate stream and learn to balance their lives.
      Some even return after successful entrepreneurial ventures.
      2. "Don't worry, be happy."
      Some advisors tell you,
      "You'll be great," even if they secretly believe you're following a
      harebrained path that is doomed to fail. Do your own research and get
      second and third opinions.3. "Visualize success."
      While I support visualizing
      and attracting, I do not believe you can attract business from a
      non-existent target market. Better to attract prosperity and
      fulfillment. You might also try to attract knowledge and discernment so
      you can evaluate your various advisors.4. "If you can dream it, you can do it."
      You can
      dream of meeting the Queen of England at your local Wal-Mart but you may
      have to wait awhile. The reverse is often true -- you must have a dream
      before you experience the reality -- but some people manage to skip the
      journey and enjoy the arrival.*5. "If other people can have a successful business, you can
      too."*
      Unless you strongly resemble those "other people,"
      they're irrelevant.6. "You will probably fail."
      Your advisor may be
      using fear to motivate you to work harder or sign up for his success
      course. Do your own research.*7." If you feel energized about your goal, you will be
      successful."*
      Feeling energized just means you enjoy some
      aspect of what you are doing. Figure out what you enjoy and design a
      life to include more of it.8. "You can always go back to what you were doing before."
      After
      months or years of trying to start a business, you and your former
      career will be different and your former colleagues will view you
      differently. Better to begin with a job that you can leave if you become
      successful. Stay in a position of power.*9." You have had a successful career so far and you'll figure
      out how to be successful now."*
      Basketball players do not
      always thrive on football teams and baseball is a different game
      altogether. Enough said.10. "You will be fine; you just need more confidence."
      If
      you lack self-confidence in several areas of your life, see a
      clinician. Otherwise your lack of confidence in your entrepreneurial
      skills is probably reality-based and should be viewed as a signal to
      find another advisor.
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