2020 has been a challenging year to say the least, and above all there have been a number of realities that have been exposed, as well as the hard lessons to go with them.
Earlier in the year when whole states, and countries of the world initiated lockdowns and people went into isolation, very few people foresaw the shockwave that would circle the globe, and how the impact reached every single person.
Whether we call the COVID-19 Pandemic a black swan event or not, it exposed how fragile individual lives and livings are, and just how vulnerable we are. It proved that nothing and no one was safe.
Step 1: Get over self-doubt
You only need to look at anyone who provides a service to
understand that information and skills are valuable. And as long as you’ve ever
been paid for any work done, then you qualify as a provider of a service.
So how valuable is your service? More appropriately how valuable is the skill behind a service?
A lot of people have the dream of retiring early and being able to live their dream. But unfortunately for a lot of reasons this dream remains just that. A dream.
With life changing at faster rates, personal risks and pressures are higher and opportunities to break free seem to be vanishing at the same rate.
It makes a better URL than the ‘mindf**k of being your own
boss’ but that’s what I really want to title this as.
I draft this on a sick day.
The whole idea of starting a business is a big deal.
Where do you start? What are you going to do? Will there be competitors? What
The questions are endless and I can tell you from
personal experience that it’s a learning process. Hindsight is nasty things to
get wrapped up in. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Urghhh.
One big factor is competition.