A fantasy for many working moms is forgetting the 9-5 and launching a lifestyle and business they imagine for their family.
One of the primary obstacles that get's inside our way of moving forward with our dream is "I do not know what type of business to produce."
Uncovering that brilliant business idea in you (I believe we all have one) is crucial while we are to gain the focus and motivation to get this dream.
Our business idea also can make or break how successful our company is and most importantly determine if we create the lifestyle that we truly wish to have our family
So how do you uncover what your brilliant business idea is? Listed below are 5 steps to acquire started:
Clarity in your "Why"
The most brilliant businesses are built from the first step toward your "why." The deep underlying drive behind the reasons you want to start a business. As working moms we already have a strong "why" which is to provide financial security to the family or have more flexibility to pay the time we want with your kids.
Now we must go a step further and find out the legacy you want to leave in the world with your business. It's the "why" that produces us get of bed every day to do something we LOVE instead of something we feel like we "have" to perform. When we don't clearly understand our "why" only then do we take the risk of creating a business we don't really like, but one we thought we "should" start, or think will make us the most money.
So before you go any further determine what your "why" is perfect for starting a business, the progres you want to make on the planet with it, and then construct your business idea following that.
Reveal Your Gifts and Talents
Now you are clear on the "why" it's time to uncover your greatest gifts and skills you have to offer the world. Embracing our gifts will help us to develop a business idea that we LOVE and feel absolute passion towards. It'll likewise be one of the secret ingredients to making our business thrive and provide in the money.
Think about these questions. What can you love doing? What are you naturally good at? What do people seek you to help them with? Ask others what you see as your talents? Read my previous post on how to cultivate your greatest gifts through my 5-step GIFTS process.
A business idea has to be in line with creating the sort of lifestyle you would like as a business owner. Do you want to have the ability to travel and do your company from anywhere in the world. Or even too much travel is the reason why you want to leave your career so you are looking for a company that would allow you to be at home the majority of the time. Could you love having a storefront in which you get to interact and showcase your merchandise to your clients on a daily basis? Are you looking to create more flexibility and freedom and never want to be held to a 9-5 schedule. What is the lifestyle you need to create with your business? Having clarity about this from the beginning will ensure you don't find yourself in a business several months from now that feels like it just replaced your work. You want to make sure you create a business that creates that lifestyle you imagine.
Do you know what you're good at, what happens your deep "why" is currently it's time to put those two together. Start by brainstorming each of the business ideas you can possible think of that will showcase your biggest gifts and fulfill your why in some way. If you want to make life easier for new moms it might be developing a new product you wish you possessed had. If you want to help everyone has a more secure financial future you could possibly use your great accounting skills to teach them how to manage their money for greatest wealth.
Don't restrain. Brainstorm every possible idea you can imagine. Even if it sounds crazy in the beginning write it down. Some of the craziest ideas end up being highly successful businesses.
Share Your Idea
When you have brainstormed your ideas pick the top that most appeal to you. Then begin to test them out. Share your idea with folks. Your friends, family, acquaintances. Get the type of person who would most likely be your customer with the particular idea and seek out their opinion. You can definitely find them on online forums, or at local meet-up groups. Learn to hang out where they certainly and seek their feedback in your idea and if they would use it.
This is a great place to start to see if it is hitting a desire or need for your target market. Inquire further what would make them buy or put it to use. Any ideas they have to make it more appealing or even a better fit. You can start to get a feel for the way your idea will be receive and ways you can improve on it. Once you begin to get a feel in your business idea in these simple ways then it's time to move on to more tightly focused market research and testing your idea.
Spending some time to unveil a business idea that you and your target audience will LOVE, one that will assist you to share you greatest gifts and talents with the world that will create the lifestyle you imagine is the basis of a structure a brilliant business and life in your case and your family.