You’ve worked for a corporation.  You’ve learned the system.  Now you have your own business.

You are about as far as you can get from where you were.  Running your business takes a different set of mental muscles than the ones you developed working for a firm.

This is a shock to your system.  And like any shock – it’s not comfortable.

What to do?

  1. Accept that the discomfort you are feeling is normal.  You are learning a new set of skills and a new way of thinking.  Your brain hurts.
  2. Make a plan and act on it.  This accelerates the change from corporate to small business thinking.  Besides – you know you need to do it to build your business.
  3. Get support. This is critical. Isolation is a killer for small business people who are used to being in a team setting. Check out every networking group in your area and choose one or two. Participate in them fully. Be helpful. It all comes back.
  4. Hold on to all the great professional skills you learned before.  You will need them all as you build and grow your business.

Bottom line… the more you do the more you change.  You’ve got great skills.  You are learning new ones.  Put them together and you’ve got a smarter, stronger, more capable and magnetic you.


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