Blog # 1 The 5 things I know for sure. Taking the leap of faith.   Written by Jo Merton

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Starting your own entrepreneur business can be exciting and exhilarating. It can also be scary and overwhelming. There are 5 things I know for sure when taking the leap of faith.

   “Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and allow yourself to be guided by something bigger than

     you. Listen to your soul”.   Anonymous

What is your purpose?

1 # Start with a purpose, a vision and a mission for the business that you want to create. Be confident, be inspiring and be passionate. Take time to follow your heart, reach for the stars, take risks, and never doubt your ability to succeed and do great things. Be persistent and work hard to achieve your goals and reach financial freedom.

     “The purpose of life is to have a purpose”.  Robert Byrne

Goal setting

2 # PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. Set realistic goals and follow your dreams. Never give up, if it’s meant to happen, it will happen. Appreciate the journey that you are on, including the ups and downs. Embrace the unknown, and accept the fear of change. The ups will make you smile and the downs will make you stronger. Live the life you imagined.

Networking and Learning

3 # Surround yourself with positive people and aspirational mentors who will support you and your vision. They will want to see you sour, and will stick by you during the challenging journey. Never allow anyone to be-little your dream or dampen your spirit. Spend time with inspiring, passionate and happy people who will empower you to succeed. Remember the importance of networking with like-minded people. Attend networking events regularly, join business groups, stay up-to-date with social media and never stop learning. Enjoy the ride.

Help Others and give back to the Community

4 # Inspire and help others. Appreciate your clients as they are your business. It’s the small things that make a difference. Personalise your business to meet the individual needs of the clients. If your business is a success, remember to give back to the community. Support charities and volunteer your time to worthwhile causes. Spread the love.

Be Creative

5 # Creativity and imagination will help you to build your ideas. Aspire to be the best version of yourself.

     “Creativity is always a leap of faith. You are faced with a blank page, blank easel and blank space”.  Julia Cameron.

A business is a blank page, and only you can bring it to life. Breathe, smile and be happy. After all, you’re living the life you imagined. Dream BIG.

Please take at least one of my tips. Take the leap of faith. Move out of the comfort zone. Enjoy the sea of dreams. I can and I will.

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