7 Hard Learned But Valuable Lessons I Have Gained As An Entrepreneur

7 Hard Learned But Valuable Lessons I Have Gained As An Entrepreneur

A little straight talk today.

No BS, no fluff, just straight shootin' from an Entrepreneur who has been in your business shoes.

Now, If you can't take some tough love or can't handle to hear hard truth talk, do not read this blog. Stop Here and click away please. 

But if you can handle it, I will start here....

Friend, you are more powerful and capable than you think... I believe in you, even if you do not believe in yourself right now.

 

I say that because I get it....I've made some massive (some would say crazy) choices these past few years that most would RUN from as I have further aligned with my passion, my calling and my authentic self.

(I’ve been a full time entrepreneur for 7 years now... but these last few years ... nerve-racking, to save the least.)

I have made big, audacious, scary goals, choices and business decisions that made the hair on my neck stand up.

At moments, I wanted to run from my choices because they were... well, kind of scary and seemed (then) too far fetched or unattainable....but I knew I had to follow through with them to take my business to the next level.

and then in the quiet moments I sometimes worried I made the wrong choices... Entrepreneurship and Business is not for the faint of heart.

doubt would creep in and the worry and anxiety of failure would take hold. It can be paralyzing. 

All entrepreneurs, regardless of industry have those moments and with all that in mind I'd like to share with you

7 of the many things I learned as an entrepreneur and business growth coach these last few years...

 I hope this can help you.

1. 

It's far easier to settle, remain stagnant and make excuses, than it is to get uncomfortable and scared and create massive results... you will not create what you are meant to create in this world by staying inside your comfortable, cozy box with your blankie.

2. 

It's more painful to sit in mediocrity or misalignment then it is to walk away and stand up for your integrity and authenticity and show the nay-sayers or non believers what you are made of. Their vocal lack of belief, negative comments or gossip says more about them and their insecurities than they do you. It is in no way a reflection of you. Remember that.

Please do not take advice from people you would not trade places with! and people who are more successful than you will never waste their time with petty, childish and jealous chatter.

3. 

If you want to create more mental toughness, it's simple: Be tougher. Learn to say NO, And ask for help from those who have walked successfully before you.

4. 

Stop chasing likes and followers..... Profit is way more fun. Business is not a popularity contest. Too many businesses fail or never get off the ground because they put too much weight on likes and follows and forget about income producing behaviours.

5. 

Too many entrepreneurs are afraid to invest in themselves. They waste countless hours on the school of google trying to piece together some sort of strategy, looking for the latest tactic, pick up every fr.ee download available but never truly invest in real, tangible, move the needle coaching. It is sad to see them wasting so much time piecing dribs and drabs together instead of investing in themselves to 3X or 5X or 10X the investment by hiring a coach that will actually teach them what they need to know.

Honestly, how are you to know what you need to do when you have not done it? You were taught how to walk, brush your teeth, print your name, ride a bike etc... Why are you reluctant to be taught how to build a lucrative, impactful, lasting business by someone who has already done it?

6. 

Money.... the root of all evil some would say... and if you have negative thoughts or feelings about money and how you don't seem to ever have any.... you seriously need to do some mindset work around it.

Or Tracy, you can plan on continuing to not have enough to shake a stick at.

It's not that you were not meant to have money... That is total BS... it's that you are choosing to remain stuck and you must find it easier to complain about not having money that to actually get off you ass and do something about it.

Money can be a magical thing. Just think of all the good you could do in this world if you had the money to create tremendous impact in the lives and charities you care so deeply about. To make a huge difference.... how would that feel my friend?

It is important to look at money differently if you plan to have any. I grew up in an environment that cursed money because my parents didn't have any so money had to be bad and all those that had some were bad people.... That is the message I internalized as a little girl. I grew up instilled with negative money mindset. I did a lot of work around that several years ago and it has paid off ten fold. Seriously. Do the money mindset work. I can help you with that.

7. 

AND To do EPIC Sh!t you must be ready to make mistakes and fail epically. I promise you that your travels on the road to success will not be easy.

Mine certainly has not! I have failed more times than I can count. But each was a learning opportunity.

There will be many twists, turns, bumps, scrapes and bruises along the way as you walk the journey of an entrepreneur... I have been wounded MANY times....but do you know what?

It doesn't kill you!

You heal, you grow, get stronger and far capable!

okay... I'll throw in a bonus 

8.

.....I also know that people Ponder WAY. TOO. LONG.

People sit around, scared to make a decision, scared to go after their dreams, scared of looking bad or scared of making a massive move for their business. They lie to themselves, and then hope and wish on the outcome for months or even years.

...then live with regret. It is up to you.

The only way to get results is to push past all the other BS that life is throwing at you, roll your sleeves up, keep your head down, make mistakes, learn hard lessons, pivot, go with good enough and teak as you go and become bulletproof.

DO THE WORK!

I promise you, the end results can be Magical.... IF you bet on yourself.

I want that for you. xx

How bad do you want it?

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Tracy is a slightly rebellious, outside of the box entrepreneur and a multiple award winning business success coach and trainer with a knack for helping entrepreneurs create massive shifts and breakthroughs, unleashing their true leadership potential to create desirable outcomes and a lifestyle business. She has powerful structures, proven systems, duplicable processes, funnels and little-known shortcuts to help you turn your goals and dreams into a reality. It's time to unleash YOUR true potential. Tracy is often referred to as 'The Queen Of Business Breakthroughs' by her peers. If you are ready to work more closely with Tracy and want to talk with her or someone from her team to see what your best next move might be, schedule a time on her calendar simply by filling out this Breakthrough + Clarity Free Best Next Move session survey and connect with Tracy today. https://tracychalmers.com/breakthrough/

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