Friday, May 9, 2014

What My Process to Entrepreneurship Looks Like

About 12 years ago I was living in Dominican Republic and in my late 40s.  A strong desire was born within me to be independent....in all ways.  By then, I was divorced and my children were on their way to adulthood.  I was looking for options to start a business, but I was at a loss for ideas and how to go about it.
Details aside, I came back to the US in 2003 and have continued to work as an employee, as an Administrative Professional.  It's been more than 40 years being an employee, working for someone else.
I know that whatever work I do or services I offer, I will always encounter some kind of business relationship.  But the desire I mentioned above, is now stronger than ever.
One of the reasons I became a Life Coach was precisely to venture into being independent and doing what I love (I love being a Life Coach).
Having an employee mind-set has not helped me move forward.  It's been a process.
Now, at 59, I'm just completing a 2-year training and will soon become a Spiritual Minister.
A few months ago, I took a Claims Researcher training and plan to launch this aspect of my services also shortly.
In December 2013 I registered my company and Virtual Parlor, Inc. was born.  This was a huge step for me.
Until yesterday, I hadn't done anything with VP, Inc.  I have been procrastinating, going back and forth with what's next.
I decided the next step was to go to the bank and open a business account....which I did.  OMG....it was almost funny, as I'm sitting there going through the motions and paperwork at the bank...the thoughts, doubts, fears that were surfacing in my mind.  Are you sure?  What if you make no business and you lose money, seriously, are you going to make this happen?
These are the internal voices that have kept me back all along.  Yes, it's scary.  And my dream, vision, goal is to be independent, prosperous doing what I love and enjoy, effortlessly.
I believe I have created a pretty good platform now with Life Coaching, Ministerial Counseling, Claims Researcher, and a Virtual Assistant.
Next step (and overcoming more fears), is launching each and everyone of these services.

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