Is Starting Your Own Business Smart or Crazy?

Is Starting Your Own Business

Smart or Crazy?




It depends on YOU!  If you think that starting a business is going to be easy, you’re crazy.

The incredible stories that you hear at events and seminars are from women who gave a lot of themselves to receive what they have today.


It’s my intention to give you the REAL DEAL in creating a path to your dreams.  It’s worth every ounce of effort that you put in, HOWEVER . .

. . .  it might be crazy to keep moving forward if you don’t have a clear understanding of what I’m about to tell you in this article.

Here are the hard facts on if you should start your own business: 

If you are willing to work your butt off with a proper mentor or coach for a few years, you’ll be able to breathe easy for the rest of your life.  This takes courage because when you set out to create what you want, often everything that you DON’T want challenges your commitment.  

Last weekend I witnessed a teary-eyed woman share her story of how she started her business two years ago and is now making over $200,000 a year.  Her story is one like many households are experiencing today.  You see, her husband just got laid off from a job that he worked at for twenty years.  Normally this is a devastating situation, but not for this family.  

This is what touched my heart.  This woman was able to tell her husband—don’t worry; I’ve got it.  She can pay the bills and cover any expenses because she had put in the time with the right mentor even when she was unsure that things would work out. You see, part of the reason people struggle is because they are asking money what to do next.  

If money is scarce, then it doesn’t have the bandwidth to give you permission to spend more.  You’ve got to take the lead and step up to create more cash flow, and that takes risk and a mentor who is where you want to be.  

  • Close Your Back Doors.

Real businesswomen close their back doors.  I know this can be abrasive to hear, but the truth is that we are ALL SCARED when we start.  There are a million and one reasons WHY you can’t do what you want now, but that’s all an illusion. 

Your job is to find the ONE reason why you CAN!

My suggestion to you is to ask better questions.  Ask for help in how to find the money to move forward in your life.  Don’t settle for “someday syndrome” because, just like in the past, it’s not coming.

You see, if you were a master of money, then you wouldn’t need help to find a way.  You’d just do it.  Cash flow is directly linked to where and how you spend your time serving.  This will lead to you dusting off your dreams and making things happen.

  • Only work with the best

Here’s a story for you to think about.  

This weekend I saw this amazing woman hire a business coach that was not making real money.  She made her decision to work with this coach because she was less expensive than the coach putting on the seminar.  Her strategy was to work with a less-experienced coach until she reaches the point where she can afford a better mentor.

Disclosure: The coach she chose is lovely; however, she is not a money coach.  She’s more of a life “Self Love” coach who should be serving people to help them find more happiness in their lives because she IS one big SMILE!

This is a BIG MISTAKE women make.  

How many times have you paid for cheap clothes and they are falling apart at the seams in just a few washes?  Same challenge here—you don’t get quality advice unless you pay for it.

Here’s the flip—it costs you more in the long run when you nickel and dime yourself to death because you are afraid to think BIGGER and act bigger.

If you are investing in an inexpensive business coach, you can bet that they are not very good at making money.  That is NOT good for fast-tracking you to your dream.  In fact, it’s a good way for you to HIDE from your true purpose. 

It’s better to find a way to uplevel your help because your return on investment will pay off with you making more money—and that’s what you want, right?

Making a decision from scarcity is the fastest way to STAY broke.  I know this is difficult to believe,  but it’s true.

Please know that you do not have to struggle.  Getting stuck is a result of making bad decisions for your freedom.  It does not matter if you are in debt or have a goal to save more money.  Decide on what you want and get GREAT help to get there faster.

This is HOW you close the deal to your future goals!

Feel free to let me know what you thought of this article, and give me some feedback on what you want more of.

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Hi! I’m Shanda Sumpter, owner of HeartCore Business, investor to entrepreneurs on The Pitch, and named as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in 2017, 2018, and 2019. I’ve helped business owners all over the nation grow and scale their businesses while enjoying their lives more. I believe in giving generously and being honest—all in the name of leaving a legacy.

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