How do you make your dreams come true?
A positive mindset. Relentless action. Dogged persistence.
This is the 3-step system Carrie Green swears by. She used it to create her dream business, The Female Entrepreneur Association, an organisation that helps women create the businesses of their dreams.
In her new book, She Means Business, she shares all her secrets. Part pep talk, part business manual and part personal diary, this is the business book you have to read if you dream of starting your own side hustle. Here’s a sneak peek of the what you’ll find inside its pages:
Part 1: She Shows Up For Her Dreams
This is the part most business books miss.
They can give you proven tactics, recommend you the best softwares and plugins and teach you how to leverage social media for growth BUT if you don’t believe you can have a successful business, you’re never gonna get started.
The first step in building a business no one talks about is conditioning your mind for success.
Before you even get started, you need to give yourself permission to dream big, silence that little voice in your head that tells you you’re not good enough and switch from a negative belief to a positive, growth mindset.
How else are you gonna find the courage to put yourself out there, start that Youtube channel or make the cold calls you need to do to make your business thrive?If you want your dreams to come true, you need to show up for them.
You need to believe in them and yourself so much, you’re gonna do whatever it takes to turn them into a reality.
Carrie is a big believer in affirmations and visualisations. She encourages you to get clear on your vision, start a journal of your entrepreneurial venture and surround yourself with inspiration. Make a vision board, read books that inspire you, leave inspiring quotes around the house…
I know it all sounds a bit strange. But within a few weeks, you’ll notice your Inner Mean Girl isn’t that loud anymore, that your dream isn’t that crazy and that yes, you can do it, gorgeous.
Part 2: She Gets Herself Out There To Shine
Now that you believe you can do it, it’s time to take action. Dreams don't work unless you work.
A lot of the advice in this section is the usual business advice you’ve heard a thousand times before. Find your niche. Figure out what your audience is. Add value to them. All the things that set the foundation for a successful business.
But the main takeaway of this section is: JUST. GET. STARTED.
There are 1000 niches you could choose. 1000 audiences you could target. 1000 ways to add value to them. It can be overwhelming. How do you know in which direction to go?
Just pick one. If it doesn’t work, you can pivot later. The key is to get started. That’s how you get feedback and figure out if your message is resonating with your audience, if you’ve picked the right marketing channel to get in front of your prospects or if you’re solving the right problem.
You’ll be closer to your dreams if you start now and pivot later (if needed) than if you never start because you’re waiting to have it all figured out in your head.[clickToTweet tweet=”If you want your dreams to come true, you need to show up for them.” quote=”If you want your dreams to come true, you need to show up for them.”]
Part 3: She’s Unstoppable
Getting started isn’t the hard part. Keep going is.
I wish I could tell that if you followed each and every step of the book to a T, you’ll find instant success. But no one can promise that. Not even Carrie.
It’s not that her tips don’t work (they do). It’s that trial and error is part of the process. As you grow and evolve, there will be new challenges to overcome. You’ll feel overwhelmed. You’ll bite more than you can chew. You’ll wonder if you should just give up.
Don’t give up.
Sometimes, you’ll succeed. Sometimes, you’ll fail. The key is to learn from your failures and use them as fuel to propel your forward.
Be ridiculously persistent in the pursuit of your dreams and never stop taking action that’ll bring you closer to them.
P.S. It also helps to surround yourself with mentors and business friends who can help you and encourage you along the way. Every girl boss needs a cheerleading squad.
Carrie doesn’t just encourage you to take action. She gives you the tools to do it, too.
At the end of the book, you’ll fine the 28 Days She Means Business Challenge to put into practice everything you’ve learned so far. I hope you’ll take it. 🙂
Over to you, now. What do you think of Carrie’s approach to success and in what area do you struggle the most? Share your experience in the comments below.