Be sure to look before you leap, but opening your own divorce services business just maybe making your own dream come true.
At some point in our careers working for other people, many of us figure out that we just can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing. We realize we don’t want more and more of the same situation. And, we realize that the only way to do more of what we want to be doing is to start our own business. In my case, it was to open my own divorce services business, Divorce With Dignity.
But if you have never done something like this before, it is easy to let your fears hold you back. Sometimes we would rather hold onto the unhappy “known” than let go and leap into the unknown. If this sounds like you, think about this: every new entrepreneur experiences fear – but they open new businesses anyway. Their secret? They learn to manage their fears just as they manage other aspects of their business.
A German proverb states, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” Let’s explore how you might tame your fears to take your leap forward into the life you really want, owning your own divorce services business and being your own boss.
I don’t know how to start or run a business.
Neither did most of us when we first decided to go into business for ourselves. There are lots of resources to help you learn how to do this. Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, articles on the internet, etc. Find a mentor, or a business partner that has a lot of business experience. You may want to learn how you can become a part of the Divorce With Dignity Network, allowing you to open your own divorce legal services business with a system already in place combined with personalized training and mentoring.
I don’t have enough money to start a business.
Learn more about funding at websites such as www.sba.gov or by talking with a local Small Business Development counselor (to find one go to www.sba.gov/content/small-business-development-centers-sbdcs). People get loans to start businesses all the time, and it may not take as much as you think to get started.
I’m afraid my business will fail.
This is the most common fear. Join business support or networking groups and listen to the success stories of others. Start changing the sentences you say to yourself that begin with “I can’t…” to open-ended questions that start off with “How can I …..? Also consider joining an established network of independent business owners, like the Divorce With Dignity Network, Inc. You will be your own boss and run your own divorce legal services business, but will also have many advantages – such as a nationally-known business name, a website page, marketing materials, training and mentoring, and much more. To learn about these and other advantages, contact us.
It’s not the right time for me to start a business.
Guess what. There is no “right” time. If you wait for just the right time to reach for your dreams you will probably be waiting a long time, and may miss out altogether.
Still hesitating? Think how you will feel if you do NOT give it a try. Give up your excuses, make a commitment to make it happen, then take the leap! Take action to create the life you want. Let us help you succeed – become a Divorce With Dignity Network Provider!