BUSINESS | December 31, 2021
by Stephanie Ritz
How To Build Your Business In Just One Week
Let’s have some real talk about why you haven’t started your business. As we head in 2022, the thought of launching your business may be bouncing around in the back of your mind, but something is stopping you from taking that step. And I think I know what it is…
But, before I get there, I want to share a little insight into my own journey first, if for no other reason than to let you know you’re not alone.
I built my first business 20 years ago under extreme circumstances and then Claim Your Career alongside my demanding VP position in corporate. The calls, texts, emails, they never stop!
I’m not saying it was easy, but even with how busy I was, I was able to create the time to start and grow my businesses – twice, as a single mom.
You wanna know how? I quit making excuses, I took a deep dive into finding clarity around what I wanted, and I shifted my mindset.
Now, starting businesses is like second nature to me. I’ve helped many other busy, overwhelmed professionals make it happen so that they can release the burden of living to work and truly start working to live doing something they actually love!
I’m here to share with you a little secret. You have no excuse to NOT start your business. In fact, you can launch a rock solid business in just one week. Let’s look at the foundation you need in place to finally start your business, all of which you can do TODAY:
Understanding Your Purpose
The biggest missing piece you’re currently experiencing in your 9-to-5? FULFILLMENT.
So many of us just muddle through that 9-5 grind because it pays the bills, but when’s the last time you truly felt inspired by the work you’re doing?
Yes, that’s a legit thing that happens when you feel fulfilled by what you do. In truth, I started Claim Your Career because I was pissed off at the lack of diversity among corporate leadership teams.
This is it. This is my purpose. Every time I work with a client I can feel it.
I am able to make an impact, use my gifts, enjoy my work AND it fulfills my personal WHY of being a full-time traveler. And now I’m passionate about helping other people do the same – people such as yourself.
Inventory What You Know
When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like you’re starting everything new. From scratch. It can happen when you rebrand, launch a website, or even rework your offers.
It only gets worse when you’re at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey…
But never forget this one thing: you’ve lived a whole lot of life before this moment.
That means you’ve developed key skills from your career or past jobs. You’ve connected with people in your communities. You’ve made tough decisions in your day-to-day life.
All of that gives you more knowledge, expertise, and edge than you might originally think!
Here’s a quick-fire checklist for you to save for later:
1. Inventory tasks and skills you do well
2. List out topics you know a lot about
3. Map out your passions (and what you love to do)
Think of it as a mini to-do if you haven’t nailed one or more of these down. Having these will help give you clarity and fortify the foundation of your confidence as a CEO.
You’ll see that you’ve already guided people through tough times. You’ve already supported people. You’ve already given valuable advice that’s helped someone else. You’ve already served people.
You’re not at the starting line. You only have to apply what you’ve already done to this new chapter!
Start Before You’re Ready
If you struggle with getting started, you may see opportunities to stay comfortable in not starting – which is totally normal by the way.
You may see December as the “holiday season” – a reason to wait until January to start. You may see tax season as an opportunity to wait on making investments so you can see how much money you’re getting back. Or, you may look at your kids and decide you’ll wait until they’re older to start your business.
So, how to start before you’re ready?
That word right there – start. You make the decision. You do it scared. With support, accountability, and the resources you need to lean in, you’ll forget why you let the fear stop you to begin with. It’ll transform, and you’ll find inspiration and excitement in its place.
Here’s what’s possible for you the moment you decide to start:
Living your purpose and empowering others through your work
Having clients excited to reach out to share the impact of your work together
Having a remote business so that you can travel when you want
Working a schedule that you create and having uncapped earning potential
Being your own boss and creating your own path
Now It’s Time To Take Action
My #1 strength according to StrengthsFinders is “Activator” which means that once I make a decision, I have a natural gift to take action to make it happen. I consider this my superpower because it stops me from sitting in fear. I still feel it, but it doesn’t hold me back. But for so many of you who are sitting on the sidelines, it may feel really hard to just do the thing.
We find opportunities to validate our reasons to not take action but in truth, it’s riskier to do nothing then to start doing something. By doing nothing, you’re keeping yourself stuck in a job you don’t love, missing out on the freedom you desire and forgoing the fulfillment of living your purpose and getting to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.
With over a decade of experience growing successful businesses both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur myself, I know the exact secret sauce you need to stop muddling through the day, and stop HOPING you can leave your 9-5 and start giving you the exact tools and strategies you need to start your own business with the fulfillment and finances to match.
This is the stuff that lights me up, inspires and excites me and why I want to use my Activator superpower to help you do the thing that lights you up too! And I meant it when I said you can launch that brilliant business of yours in just one week. I want to help you reach your fulfillment potential as well.
In a recent Clubhouse room I challenged a listener by saying that they could create their business in a day if they were committed to starting. And I’m ready to put my money where my mouth is for those who want to get started in their coaching or consulting business RIGHT NOW and not keep putting off your launch.
I’m running a start-of-the-year special, available until January 31 or when spots fill: The 1 Week Business Launch Accelerator! You, me and 2 Intensive strategy sessions to help you build a business in the span of ONE WEEK.
Yep, you’ll get my personalized support for two intensive sessions and a full week of having me in your pocket to help you build and launch your business so that you can hit the ground running towards your goals in 2022 and actually create your life of freedom and fulfillment!
Together we’ll plan and create your ENTIRE BUSINESS PLAN from idea → launch roadmap:
✅ Your Company Mission & Vision
✅ Your Problem/Solution Statement
✅ Identifying Your Ideal Clients and Target Marketing Strategies
✅ Your Program and Pricing Structure
✅ Business Foundations and Operational Tools To Get Started
✅ Financial Goals and Alignment
✅ Launch Roadmap
So are you ready to get my expertise, my 20 years of experience and my support to help you go from business ‘dream’ to rock solid business plan in just 1 week? Of course you are 😉 Click here now to get all of the deets and to find out how I can support you to create a profitable and sustainable business by 2022!
About The Author
Stephanie Ritz is a business strategist and mindset coach who empowers women to tap into their strengths, skills, and desires to build a second income stream while in their full-time job. Her unique approach combines mindset coaching with business strategy to help professional women create a second income stream through building a coaching, consulting, or online-service business.
Stephanie developed her coaching and mentoring skills through training as a Certified Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner and drawing on her own life experience. Starting as a single, teen mom, she put herself through school and went on to corporate leadership roles in multiple industries while starting two successful businesses.
For more information or to work with Stephanie, please visit www.ClaimYourCareer.com.
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