Yesterday, we began a conversation about what it would take to start an estate sale management company. We discussed the business questions that one should ask when considering starting a business, however, I wanted to circle back and make sure that there is an understanding of the self discovery that needs to be fully enabled during this process. When you start a business, it is your baby. As I said in an earlier post, the business becomes all consuming when you are not focused on other important tasks. When deciding to embark on a new business, regardless of scale, one must examine their stamina, ambitions and fortitude in being an entrepreneur. Why is this business important to you? What do you hope to gain from this business? How do you view success in this endeavor? Are you able to make the strong decision to let it go, if necessary? Are you being honest with yourself about the time, the emotional investment, and the mental challenges that you will face to move forward? Are you really an entrepreneur or just someone with a good idea? I bring these questions to you as a budding entrepreneur, but they are also important life balance questions. Anytime a life-altering decision is being made, you need to consider your emotional, physical and mental readiness for the challenges that lie ahead.

The questions that I linked to yesterday are important questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re ready from a business perspective – and I will answer those questions later today, as I promised; however, before you answer those questions you must KNOW that you are personally completely ready to take the leap into a decision that will change the course of your life. It will all be positive and grow you further, but it will not be easy. Are you really ready?

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