Biggest Lessons I Learned Starting a Business

Starting your own business can be exciting and scary all at once.

Yep, but I think all the best things have an aspect of excitement and a dash (or maybe even a heap) of fear. 

I heard somewhere you should follow your fear, as long as it’s not an attacking tiger…seems like wise advice. (Okay this is a cheetah, it would seem videographers never see tigers running). 


The fear is just there because this “business-thing” is new. You most likely have no idea or little idea of what you are doing. And you know what? It’s ok! Actually it’s more than just ok, I tip my hat to you. You are doing something that not a lot of people dare to do. And on top of that you are doing the right thing by being out here looking for ideas and guidance on how to doing business on your terms. 

Yeah, I know, it’s time to run business the way you want to. I mean, running a business should be enjoyable, inspiring and challenging

You, my friend, are an inspiration to others.

With the hopes that I can remove some of that fear and support you in starting or growing your business, I have gathered some of the things I have learned along the way of growing my own business.

Besides paying the bills, I truly believe building a business should be for a greater cause like; giving back to the community, giving people jobs, creating a community, having fun at work, or creating a product or service that makes people’s life better.

Not only does that make life exceptional, but when you do that, getting up in the morning sure is a whole lot easier. Because let’s be real, sometimes it’s hard, like really hard. So, sometimes you just have to “go” even if you are not motivated.

By the way, motivation comes from action, not the other way around.

Here are some actions to get you motivated 😉

  • Not very much comes from comfort, growth is hiding in the uncomfortable.
  • There are so many people that have gone before you, doing the same or similar thing – asking for help.
  • Done is better than perfect.
  • Have the right people around you, it’s insanely important.
  • Find a mentor, give to your mentor in different  ways than they are giving to you and you will create an amazing relationship. 
  • Get organized from the start. Take the extra time to do it now. The longer you wait the more you have to untangle, go through or backtrack on to get up to speed. 
  • Be agile, change is part of the process. It’s not ugly, it’s most likely an opportunity.
  • It takes a lot of work. The thing is, the work is the goodness of it all. Enjoy the work.
  • If you do things with the intention to serve others, you don’t ever need to feel like you are “selling” just sharing how you can make their lives better.
  • Take your downfalls as opportunities to learn.
  • You don’t need to do everything yourself. A few hours of assistance a week can be  transformative.
  • Be yourself and embrace your unique skills.
  • Clarity is a life saver, if you are not clear just keep moving, clarity comes with action.
  • Technology will constantly change, you might as well see it as a good challenge.
  • Simplify where you can, people don’t think less of you/your business because you don’t have the latest tool, just believe in what you do and do it well.
  • Confidence comes from doing it well over and over again.
  • You always have a choice, it might not be the choice you are looking for right now, but you always have a choice.
  • Choose a great attitude. Choose opportunity. Choose to do the work.

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