The Ultimate Checklist For Becoming Your Own Boss

photo: &Other Stories

 

When you first start, you have to admit you don’t know everything. That’s the hardest part, I know from talking to girls who’ve done it that there’s always a fear to be your own boss. We all think that CEO’s went to school for that right? But actually, if you’ve got the concept and the drive all you need to do is jump. I’ve been picking so many brains about this, so don’t worry, here’s a checklist to help you know if you’re ready…

1. You’re ready to make hard decisions

One of the main things about being your own boss is being able to make tough decisions. It’s not that there’s no compassion in business, it’s just you have to do what’s best for your company. If an idea you have and love doesn’t work with what you’ve created, sometimes you have to let it go. You also have to be thorough and logical – know your brand and those decisions will become easier.

2. You know it’s just business

This is probably the most common, but most difficult. Your business will be your baby, so it’s tempting to take things personally or to overthink things. When it comes to business, you need to be consistent and remember that it’s business, meaning you need to make tough choices sometimes.

3. You’re not doing it for the money

Of course, you want to make money from your blog or business, it would be the perfect dream to do what you love and get paid for it, right? But my advice would be, especially in the beginning – don’t be too money focussed. Do it the cheapest way possible, and focus on your content. Because that’s what you’re going to need to pull in site traffic. Once you have customers/readers then let the money come to you.

4. You want to improve yourself

You have to improve yourself to improve your business, it will grow as your skill set grows. So make sure you do your research like buying self-help books that will clue you in. The Ultimate Blog Plan is brilliant for taking your blog to the next level. But if you’re doing it the cheapest way possible you will have to learn to do it all by yourself, which, honestly, will be so hard in the beginning. It’s going to take hours – but once you’ve gone through that, you’ve mastered so many new skills. You’re automatically a Career Girl!

5. You’re ready to lead

Being a boss is associated with being hard-faced, and strict. But this isn’t a multi-million company with a massive chain of command. You’re going to need your team, and you will depend on them very much! So you need to be someone they respect and are inspired to work for. Be uplifting with your constructive criticism, never make someone feel like they can’t do it. Part of being you own boss is not to be bossy but knowing how to better other pe

GOOD THINGS

…come to those who sign up for our emails

 

photo: &Other Stories

 

When you first start, you have to admit you don’t know everything. That’s the hardest part, I know from talking to girls who’ve done it that there’s always a fear to be your own boss. We all think that CEO’s went to school for that right? But actually, if you’ve got the concept and the drive all you need to do is jump. I’ve been picking so many brains about this, so don’t worry, here’s how to be your own boss…

1. You’re ready to make hard decisions

One of the main things about being your own boss is being able to make tough decisions. It’s not that there’s no compassion in business, it’s just you have to do what’s best for your company. If an idea you have and love doesn’t work with what you’ve created, sometimes you have to let it go. You also have to be thorough and logical – know your brand and those decisions will become easier.

2. You know it’s just business

This is probably the most common, but most difficult. Your business will be your baby, so it’s tempting to take things personally or to overthink things. When it comes to business, you need to be consistent and remember that it’s business, meaning you need to make tough choices sometimes.

3. You’re not doing it for the money

Of course, you want to make money from your blog or business, it would be the perfect dream to do what you love and get paid for it, right? But my advice would be, especially in the beginning – don’t be too money focussed. Do it the cheapest way possible, and focus on your content. Because that’s what you’re going to need to pull in site traffic. Once you have customers/readers then let the money come to you.

4. You want to improve yourself

You have to improve yourself to improve your business, it will grow as your skill set grows. So make sure you do your research like buying self-help books that will clue you in. The Ultimate Blog Plan is brilliant for taking your blog to the next level. But if you’re doing it the cheapest way possible you will have to learn to do it all by yourself, which, honestly, will be so hard in the beginning. It’s going to take hours – but once you’ve gone through that, you’ve mastered so many new skills. You’re automatically a Career Girl!

5. You’re ready to lead

Being a boss is associated with being hard-faced, and strict. But this isn’t a multi-million company with a massive chain of command. You’re going to need your team, and you will depend on them very much! So you need to be someone they respect and are inspired to work for. Be uplifting with your constructive criticism, never make someone feel like they can’t do it. Part of being you own boss is not to be bossy but knowing how to better other people in your process, not put them down.

GOOD THINGS

…come to those who sign up for our emails