6 KEY TIPS For Young Entrepreneurs

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This post is for Young Entrepreneurs, by young you could be   in your teens, twenties, thirties…These are some tips I have   learned from my journey since 2011 until April 2013 (today).

 1. Don’t Compare Yourself- For some reason, sometimes I think I’m “behind”. I don’t know why I think this, because I am 25. 25 is not that old, I mean, that’s when you start living life right? If you are in your twenties, don’t compare yourself.

Everyone has a DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE PATH. 

Everyone has a story that is worth telling. Your STORY is part of your business and your entrepreneurial journey. 

Let YOUR Authentic and NATURAL self breathe, LET you transcend every inch of you and surrounding you. Don’t feel the pressure to be like others, to succeed in the same way that others are….BREATHE and hear the authentic voice within you.

2. Do Go For Your Dreams, NOT immediate satisfaction- IT is always easier to take the conventional path.

I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to that settled for the easy path. Comfort leads to complacency. I have overcome mental torment, undeniable stress, self discoveries and barriers that I can’t begin to explain to you. Since jumping off the full time job wagon, I have continued to jump deeper and deeper into the ocean, to the unknown. It’s almost like I have scuba dived farther into the ocean.

Example– getting rid of my old dusty car in exchange for leasing a car. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes. I actually went home and cried because I was not sure if I could afford it, but something in me told me- you deserve it and you need to invest in your business.

Example– when I moved out on my own as a self-employed maven. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes. I decided to live on my own, without roommates- because I realized the potential peace of mind I would have being able to work hard without distractions.

Example- when I branched out and began my career in Real Estate. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes…I know I will get to a point where I know….all my HARD WORK has paid off.

Whatever you SOW, you REAP.

SOW LOVE, REAP LOVE.

SOW JOY, REAP JOY.

SOW HARD WORK, REAP THE REWARD.

3. Be patient, it’s WHO you become in the journey…..not just the end result.

It is all about WHO you become. Don’t forget this.

4. Learn To Let Go

You work really hard? Do you hit a wall and you keep working hard and don’t see the results?

Let go. Learn to have fun at times. Learn to let go of your internet, phones….learn to have a safe place to rest. For me, it’s going to that $10 korean spa in Ktown. It’s allowing physical tension from work to be burned away from a hot jacuzzi and sauna. It’s relieving stress- this is KEY. It’s running, biking down the street, going for a walk, getting ice cream and coffee to reward a day of hard work. It’s holding hands with your partner, watching a movie and NOT thinking about work.

5. OUTSOURCE 

Believe it or not, as a YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR you must REALIZE that OUTSOURCING is key.

Can you create your own blog, website, mail packages, type, call, drive, create, write, all in one day?

Yes, can you design, pay bills, clean the house, take photos too? Yep. But why do it if SOMEONE else can do it better?

Let someone else do what they specialize in. Let YOU do what YOU specialize in.

What are you EXCELLENT in? Do that. Let go and outsource work to those that are better than you at what they do. The time and energy you save….and the excellent work they produce will create even more income for you. You will have more energy to do what you are great at, and from their work, you can produce more income to invest in what you love to do more of.

Example: I hate taking photos of products. I really do, I have no patience for it. I simply found someone who needed more work experience and hired them to take photos. Did I save a lot of energy and time, yes. I saved mental work and I was able to use those photos to repost my products on Ebay (no additional work once posted…you can keep reposting: IF you need help on selling on Ebay, I can get you set up in less than 2 hours, email me at rebekkalien@gmail.com for coaching details).

6. Most of Your Work Is Mental- THUS delete all people in your life that creates mental headache. Trust me. You will SAVE so much energy that you can be using towards your work. NO- DO NOT think about just saving money or budgeting for your business.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE THINGS IN YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE that HINDERS your emotional and mental positivity and well-being?

Seriously.

Is it people around you? Systems and programs that don’t work? Your work environment? Toxic people? Toxic work space? Lack of rest and health? What is it?

Write it down and eliminate that which distracts from dedicating yourself to your passion.

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Rebekka Lien,
Unlock Your Destiny Life Coach, REALTOR & 
Creative Music/Fashion Instructor 
 
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Start to Live Today

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“Most men and women  lead lives of quiet desperation

and go to the grave with the song still in them.”-

Henry David Thoreau

There are many men and women who live their lives, surviving, hoping that the surviving, the working and striving will lead them to TRUE HAPPINESS. 

I think that is WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANT. True Happiness.

In the last few weeks, I have personally attested to feeling OVERWHELMED, INSECURE, UNABLE, SHORT of EXPECTATIONS of OTHERS, and MOSTLY PRESSURE FROM SELF. Today, I ask myself, where does this PRESSURE come from?

The pressure to be enough, to achieve, to strive for the goals that I think will make me happy, give me more freedom. Perhaps most of us are following a SCRIPT that we did not write. Perhaps a lot of us are feeling pressures to be ENOUGH for others, for others to love us….because maybe if we achieve enough, we’ll be enough for others to love.

I’m here to tell you that life begins TODAY. 

Not tomorrow, not when things go the way you desire, not when you achieve your dreams or goals- but life, joy, and love BEGINS TODAY. 

Most people live their lives busy, running around without TRULY examining WHY they do what they do. 

Why? Why are you doing what you’re doing?

I remember one day, my friend asked me “what are you trying to prove?” Yes, what was I trying to prove?

That I was worth loving.

I’m sure you might feel the same, sometimes, a lot of times. Don’t wait until you are 65 to be loved, to feel love, to know your are worth loving. Don’t wait until you are financially successful, with houses, cars, accumulated THINGS to realize…..what truly matters and what you are TRULY feeling.

Worth does not come from how much you have accomplished, worth comes from who you are.

I believe we are all worthy from the womb. 

Start to live. I beg you, START TO LIVE. 

It Might Not Look Like It, But Choosing My Dreams Was Scary

I went to a networking event and met a photographer….spontaneous photos!

The other day, I was speaking to another woman entrepreneur and was so shocked when she said “I was so intimidated by you, you look so up there!”

I was like ….WHAT?

Are you kidding me!!! It almost cracks me up when I hear that, it’s also encouraging to know that I may appear successful, but just like YOU- I have my fears and discouragements.

When I first started teaching Mandarin, I was intimidated. What if my students wanted to know words I didn’t already know? Mandarin has thousands of characters.

I learned to be humble and to show what I didn’t know, but to fully do the research for my students.

When I first started coaching, was I intimidated? Yes, I had picked up this book about coaching. The author suggested that I give free sessions, to just JUMP INTO COLD WATER and PRACTICE. 

My fears? I didn’t have the certification, the education for “coaching” (whatever that meant). I didn’t really know how. I started researching and learn from the best- Tony Robbins, Jonathan Mead, Ali Brown, Oprah, Carnegie, Marie Forleo, you get the idea. I borrowed books from libraries and listened to hundred of seminars and webinars. HUNDREDS. Yes, no kidding. I read a lot, I was definitely NOT LAZY.

Did this all happen overnight?

Nope, but I did think about it for years. I wasted energy just THINKING, but letting the fears take over my mind.

All I had to do was just DO ONE THING, TAKE ONE STEP. 

Even if that one thing fails….you try ANOTHER THING.

That’s how I got THIS far. I looked the lion in the EYE and TACKLED IT HEAD ON, OR MORE LIKE, I RODE THE LION. What did I do? I offered FREE Sessions, typed up analytical steps that I would take my clients through and incorporate every inch of my soul, wisdom, experience and spiritual healing powers. That’s why I know my coaching sessions are effective, because I have been through it myself in my life. 

Live boldly EVERYDAY and DO 1 SCARY THING today.

For a free consultation about how YOU can create the life you desire, schedule an appointment now. Don’t worry, I don’t bite!

Unlock Your Destiny Life Coach, Realtor & 
Creative Music/Fashion Instructor 
 
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