I know, my dear entrepreneur, that sometimes the beginning of the year can stir a mix of emotions, including anxiety and fear.
I want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. I’ve been there, standing at the intersection of aspirations and uncertainties. Two years ago, I, too, faced a crossroads that nearly led me to give up on my business. But here’s what pulled me through, and I believe it can be a guiding light for you as well. And that is why I decided to come up with A letter of encouragement to a “dear entrepreneur.”
1. Show Yourself Compassion:
In the pursuit of ambitious goals, we often forget the importance of self-compassion. It’s okay not to have everything figured out. Be gentle with yourself, change your perspective, celebrate your victories, and embrace the learning curves.
2. Prayer and Divine Guidance:
Lean into your faith and seek guidance from God. Personally, prayer became an anchor during uncertain times. Trust in the divine plan for your life, and let it guide you through the uncharted waters.
Enter the year knowing that “God has worked all things for your good” not that He is still in the process of working it out!
Meaning: It’s not going to happen in your future, it is already DONE!
So renew your mindset to this FACT and OPEN your eyes to the opportunities around you.
3. Show Up, Despite the Feelings:
There’s tremendous power in showing up, especially when the weight of anxiety tries to hold you back. Sometimes, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other opens up new possibilities. Remember, courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.
4. Stop Overthinking:
Overthinking is a silent thief of joy and progress. Break free from the shackles of overanalysis. Trust your instincts, make decisions with the information at hand, and allow room for spontaneity and creativity.
My dear entrepreneur, remember this; you possess a resilience that has carried you through challenges before, and it will continue to do so. The canvas of a new year is blank, awaiting the strokes of your creativity and the colors of your determination.
I encourage you to carry these lessons with you. Be kind to yourself, seek guidance, show up bravely, and release the burden of overthinking. Remember, you have the strength within you to turn the uncertainties of the future into opportunities for growth.
May this year be a canvas painted with success, joy, and fulfillment.
With unwavering support and belief in your journey,
Ps: click here to listen to this message from me
Rooting for you always,
Bukky Asehinde (aka Creatives Mother Hen),
Founder at Bellafricana.