Your solopreneur dreams are as realistic as the work you’re willing to put in. So how much work are you putting in?
You don’t have to do a lot, initially. But you do have to be consistent—think: daily. Devoting just thirty minutes a day to the pursuit of your solo entrepreneurial dreams will get you 100x farther in a year than going all out just one day a week.
Whether you want to be a writer, a teacher, a speaker, or an entrepreneur, you’ll struggle through a period of not actually being that thing while trying to fulfill the expectations of your role. It’s gut wrenching. It’s embarrassing. It’s totally exposed. And it’s absolutely necessary on your road to self improvement.
But it doesn’t have to last forever.
For how indispensable our smartphones have become—can you remember the last time you spent a day without yours?—they might be doing us more harm than good. Research from the University of Texas suggests that we’re measurably less intelligent when our phones are within eyeshot. And according to a 2017 report by analytics firm Flurry, we spend five IQ-stunted hours per day on our phones.
Self improvement might be something you’ve picked up this year, or you might be an old pro. But no matter where you’re at in your journey, you’re probably going to ask this question:
Do I need a life coach?
The answer is unequivocally yes. No doubt. One hundred percent of us need a life coach—and if you don’t get one, you’re not going to get results. Straight up.
But not every one needs to hire a life coach.