It’s your greatest goal and your deepest wish…
You want to be a successful, profitable entrepreneur.
You long to create a positive impact on the world. You long to serve as many people as you can…
And you want to do it all while earning an income that will allow you to do meaningful work and live a purposeful life.
This is a dream all heart-centered entrepreneurs share and it’s fueled by ambition, drive and the desire to make a difference.
Sadly, so many remarkable, talented entrepreneurs give up on this dream too soon.
They believe they don’t have what it takes. They believe they’re not good enough or smart enough. They believe they don’t have the right business strategies or enough funds.
And all too often, this is simply not true.
Right now, even if you feel you’re not “cutting it” or hitting the mark in your business…
Even if you feel you’re “behind” or not as good as so many others in your industry…
You’re almost certainly being way too hard on yourself.
Don’t think that’s true? Here are 5 signs you’re further ahead than you give yourself credit for.
Sign #1: You Take It Seriously
You understand that your business is exactly that….
It’s not a game. It’s not a hobby.
Even if you have a day job and you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, you understand that running a successful business is something you want…
Something you need.
And you’re ready to do what it takes to make success happen.
Whether that’s hiring a business coach, working through a great program on sales and marketing, or reading a book about customer care…
You’re always looking for ways to boost your business strategy and become a better entrepreneur because you’re willing to do what it takes to achieve every last one of your goals.
Sign #2: You’re Seeing Income Come In
Many entrepreneurs – especially those who are new to the game – get so caught up in hitting big income goals, they dismiss or ignore smaller amounts of cash flowing into their business.
But here’s the truth…
It’s not all about big profits or a steady revenue stream. The fact that you’re collecting payment for your services, shows you’re doing something right.
Income is income and any amount of money coming in is always a good sign for your business, especially when you’re just starting out.
Sign #3: You’re Surrounded by Kindred Spirits
You belong to a group of kindred spirits - entrepreneurs who share your passion for the freedom and joy that comes from running their own business.
Your community could be a “formal” paid Mastermind, a free accountability group on social media or an in-person meetup that happens every month.
These are the people you turn to when you’re looking for honest feedback, power partnerships and client connections.
These are people you can trust. The ones who cheer you on when you’ve had a hard month and you’re ready to quit.
You know that being part of a group like this is invaluable.
And you know that with their understanding, empathy and support…
You can achieve anything you set your mind to in your business.
Sign #4: You Have a Powerful Vision
This is essentially the highest vision you hold…
The vision of all that is possible for your business.
Not sure if you have a vision like this? Then ask yourself…
Have you ever felt deeply inspired by your dream of running a profitable, purposeful business that allows you to be who you are and serve your ideal clients at the highest level?
Have you ever felt motivated to create life-changing transformations for more and more people?
Have you ever felt driven to reach thousands – or even millions – with your message?
If you said yes to any or all of this, you have a powerful vision.
And when you have that, you’ll find the creativity and motivation you need to overcome any obstacle.
Sign #5: You Feel Truly Alive
Whether you’re working with clients in a 1-on-1 session, in a group setting or sharing your message on a stage, you feel truly alive when you’re doing the work you love in your business.
Yes, there are good days and there are bad days, but when you take a moment and stop to think about it, there is no doubt in your heart and mind...
You know you made the right choice to start your business because now you have the chance to share your expertise and make a real difference in the world.
These 5 signs are related to your personal progress as an entrepreneur and results you’re seeing in your business.
If any one of them are true for you, it means you’re on an upward track even if it doesn’t feel that way right now.
Find inspiration, motivation and strength knowing that you’re moving in the right direction…
And give yourself permission to enjoy the highs, get past the lows and keep going until you make your awesome entrepreneurial dream…
Your new reality.