Change isn’t something we should shy away from. It’s the perfect tool to help us grow personally and professionally. However, finding the confidence to navigate big changes can be a challenge.

For example, the journey from a senior corporate role to self-employment is not easy. Overnight, you lose all the familiar schedules, reliable income, and accountability, which can be overwhelming for you and your family.

While this type of change can leave you feeling uncertain, it helps to focus on staying positive, reviewing your perspectives, and understanding why this transition was necessary.

Let’s look at how you can navigate change with confidence to help you build a thriving business.

Staying positive and cultivating resilience

The fear of not having a safety net can be one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face. Without the stability of a regular income, it might feel like you’re walking a tightrope every single day.

Maintaining a positive mindset can help. This is crucial for your mental and emotional health and necessary for your business success.

When faced with uncertain change, it can be challenging to see anything from a positive outlook. However, studies show that having an optimistic frame of mind can be beneficial.

Developing resilience as an entrepreneur is vital. Here are a few strategies you can put in place to help you stay positive and cultivate resilience:

  • Build a support network of fellow business owners, mentors, and friends who understand your business journey.
  • Practice regular self-care and keep a gratitude journal to remind yourself of your progress and any opportunities you created.

Positive thinking isn’t about ignoring any issues or avoiding the challenges of running a business. Instead, it’s about facing them with a constructive attitude.

Keeping your perspective

Challenges like leaving the corporate world can mean losing sight of the big picture. In a structured corporate environment, your short and long-term goals and strategies are often set by others.

When you become self-employed, these responsibilities fall to you. While the thought of all that responsibility can feel daunting, it also allows you to liberate your goals, be free to align with your core values, and manage your own expectations.

Maintain a broad perspective and understand your immediate tasks as well as those long-term objectives.

How can you keep your perspective?

  • Be sure to regularly review your business. Set aside a specific time each week, month, or quarter to review your goals, progress, and strategies.
  • Celebrate the small wins.
  • Learn from any setbacks without losing sight of your ultimate goal.

When you have a balanced view of your business perspectives, it makes the day-to-day tasks less stressful.

Necessary transitions

Did necessity play a part in your transition from a corporate role to self-employment? Perhaps you craved more flexible hours, more fulfilling work, or a need to escape the rat race that no longer served your personal growth.

Whatever your reasons, you must regularly remind yourself of the WHY behind your actions.

Necessity can be a fabulous tool for fuelling your creativity and pushing you to embrace a new venture. It’s a powerful motivator!

Some of the best business ideas and inventions came about because there was a pressing need. Love it or loathe it, the COVID-19 vaccine demonstrates the value of need.

Identify the gaps in your business, whether that’s a lack of resources or skills, and address them head-on. You create opportunities for growth and business development by seeking out the necessary.

Thriving beyond the safety net

Self-employment has its challenges, yes, but it also creates a host of amazing opportunities. You can navigate your new role more effectively by focusing and cultivating your positive mindset, maintaining your perspective, and understanding the value of necessity.

Make your new long-term goal about finding the fulfilment you seek.

Every expert was once a beginner.” Rutherford B Hayes

Are you ready to navigate change with confidence?

Book one of my Express30 coaching sessions and gain the clarity you need to build confidence in yourself and your business. If you have a burning challenge with sales, then my Express 30 sessions are designed to solve that issue in just 30 minutes.

I booked an Express30 session with Jules when I was feeling a bit blocked on my business’s direction. I needed clarity on the services I offer and a boost of confidence to push forward with my plans. Jules doesn’t waste a second and quickly gets to the core of your challenge, ensuring you leave with everything you need and a buzz about your business goals. I can highly recommend these Express30 sessions.” Shelley Wilson, Writing Mentor

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She’s helped me feel more comfortable ‘selling’ and our work together has impacted all aspects of my company’s communications.” Richard Banyard, Op-Tec Systems

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