3 things you wish to know before starting a business

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Follow your inner voice…

Currently I’m in a stage of rethinking and evaluating my career path and my life goals.
I worked as an assistant to a various international organisations, for many interesting and demanding projects. One day to another I decided to become a Coach. I did not know how challenging and wonderfully knowledgeable process it would be. While taking a coaching training I did not only learn about coaching tools, most importantly I learned a lot about myself.
Coaching people is a rewording job. Working for big organisations as an assistant was a great way to learn not only the administration tools and organisation world itself, but also the range of variety of people from all over the world was the best case study for me as a coach and a person.
Being pregnant and becoming a mother have changed my way of thinking and  my perspective what is really important in life. While pregnant I had a chance to follow a Virtual Assistant course and I jumped  into it.
Hence now I do both: Coaching and Virtual Assisting.
In both cases I help others. Either by helping to realise someone’s dreams and goals in professional and personal life. Or by providing an administration assisting hand to someone’s business. That way in a coaching process one can finally see that sometimes what matters the most is – You. While providing a Virtual Assisting service we focus on the grow and smooth running of someone’s business. In both cases the focus is on – You  -and what you can do best and what makes you smile and wake up every morning.

Recently, somebody asked a general question on a Facebook closed VA group:
”What are 3 things you wish you knew before starting your business?”.
At first I scrolled down, just to come back in a few minutes to give an answer:

”My 3 things will be:

1 – do not quit your current job before establishing your business first (I did it with my coaching career);
2 – I wished I set up my goals more clear at that time (I decided to be a coach while actually my number 1 goal / priority was to have location free and home based work; which I didn’t realize it back than) – hence adding to my coaching also a VA service;
3 – it is very hard to promote and sell yourself – it’s much much easier to do it for somebody else. ”

This one question from Facebook board just made me think. Putting down the answers cleared my mind. Also it lead to this post, as I found it motivating and useful information. I would like to know what other business owners think of those questions

What would you advice yourself back than?
What would you like to know about your business before starting?

Would you like to share it with me and others? That way we all can learn. Those who are thinking of a career switch from a corporate world into a self-employment and those who are already self-employed and struggle or same as myself rethinking and evaluating their current status.

Become a mentor for a moment and teach us all the wise lessons you have experience while starting and running your business.

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