The Rebel Inside: Entrepreneurs Are The Rockstars Of Positive Change
Inside every Entrepreneur resides a rebel. Yep, even in you. Being a rebel doesn't mean that you have to wear a leather jacket, ride a motor bike & 'cause trouble'... so to speak. However, it does mean that you are more than likely to question authority & 'the rules'. Ironically as I write this, I'm enjoying the tunes of one of the most infamous rock star icons of our time who oozes rebellion: Jim Morrison.
I Believe Entrepreneurs Are The New Rebels
Of Our Time Who Will Define Our Future
Rockstars of the 60's & 70's lead the way to freedom of expression and creativity. Using their words, their music and their presence to the masses to share their message - creating movements. One way of looking at it is that these 'rockstar rebels' were actually paving the way for our generation of Entrepreneurs. Their challenge to the status quo has provided an opening for us to feel empowered and have courage to be creative, continue to question authority and be advocates for positive change.
Do you remember this?...
In your former life as a corporate bunny, you sat at your desk, becoming frustrated time and time again with the system that you had to work with... which, more than likely included dealing with red tape, bureaucracy, or ineffective management. The experience leaving you dry, and doing not a lot other than shaking your head in disbelief.
It pushed your limits. The constrictions you had to work with suppressing your true and natural abilities, and disabling you to focus on what you are good at. The original positive outcome that you were trying to achieve of actually helping people, your community or what ever cause, became horribly fuzzy and made you question what was the point of it all?
Enter from side stage: Your Inner Rebel. In fact, this experience made you question what you were being paid for so much, that you began to wonder:
"If I could spend this much time & energy on my own business, imagine what I could achieve & create...?"
So you did it:
You told them all to bugger off, and stepped out to do your own thing. Maybe your exit was dramatic, or perhaps it was a little nerve wracking... however, no one could touch your enthusiasm that was peaking at 150% and your determination which was even higher. You had never run your own business before, however after your experience of working for someone else, you have a fairly good idea of what's involved - AND you were pretty sure you could do it much better.
Then Your Inner Rebel Is Met With The Realities Of Running A Business
God damn it!...
Your enthusiasm and determination is truly being tested 6-12 months in. What you knew was never going to be a walk in a park, has certainly turned out to be harder than you expected.
There IS so much to think about.
Some days you wonder if you are cut out for this work, to be a leader of change and to create a lifestyle and business for yourself that you are totally in alignment and happy with. But the alternative of going back to that corporate jungle with your tail between your legs is seriously not an option.
3 Ways To Tame Your Inner Rebel
& Ask For Help
1) Realise that successful Leader's ask for help. Here is your first reality: no successful entrepreneur has ever succeeded from doing it all on their own. Coaches need coaches, healers need healers, teachers need teachers. For many it's easier to help someone else than it is to help themselves. Seek help if you are feeling stuck. Do not be too proud to ask for a hand to take you through to the next step.
2) Know what you are good at & stick to it. To be able to ask the right person to help you , you need to have clarity and be able to articulate what your strengths and weaknesses are. Just because you feel stuck, doesn't mean you aren't good at any of it. Analyse what you feel the gap of knowledge is, and find someone to help you fill that gap. Get specific.
3) Always congratulate yourself for how far you've come. Always know that you are one courageous being. It may feel like you're failing, and that everyone is wanting to be a coach and are creating their own businesses. However, there are billions, if not trillions, of people in the world who simply cannot be bothered to get off the couch and change the things they see wrong with the world. You are not one of those people... remember that!
To finish up, do this one thing... get up, find a mirror and stand in front of it. Take three deep breaths and feel yourself expand, feel strong and look yourself in the eye and say:
"I am courageous, confident & successful & it's perfectly ok to ask for help".
I believe in you.
An avid lover of fresh coconuts, you will often find Melanie Midegs in Bali, Indonesia.
Melanie mentors private clients and runs courses and workshops for upcoming entrepreneurs to step into their power as Change Makers & Thought Leaders.
She is also the founder of The Soul Lounge for Entrepreneurs which is a community that focuses on humanity in business.
Her creativity will blow your mind, as she will help to propel your vision into reality and stand out from the crowd in the online space.