Mindset. It’s all about mindset. Think positive, believe you can and you will, but think negative, believe you can’t and you won’t. But, does the same work for business? Think like a business person and create a successful business, but don’t and you won’t? Perhaps. I think so.
See, Written Precisely wasn’t born out of a lot of planning, it was more a set of circumstances. It was created not out of a love of business, but out of a desire for flexibility and a love of research and writing - I knew what I wanted and setting up a business was the best way to get it. But, and this where mindset comes in, a business on paper isn’t necessarily a business in the mind. Find a client, write, get paid, repeat. It works. But, think like a business, make a plan, build a strategy, and suddenly everything gets more exciting.
This isn’t a realisation I've come to on my own of course. Far from it in fact. It has dawned on me over time through talking to and, more importantly, listening to people with more experienced business brains than me, through research and absorbing information and through thinking of answers to questions that wouldn’t have crossed my mind previously. It’s a learning curve.
But, having taken the time to step back and look inwards - which I wouldn’t have done had I not attended Karen’s Ideas into Action bootcamp earlier this year - things are starting to click and ideas are starting to flow. I have gone from just doing a bit of networking to developing my own social media strategy and running my own netwalking group and just this weekend I have been pondering how Written Precisely could join forces with Dave Warley Photography - written content and photographs, there is potential there for sure, so watch this space!