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The Accidental Entrepreneur-and how to build for success

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney


As a #businessstrategist I meet people who I’m either doing business with, or meeting in the course of my day.


Whether as a consumer or observer, in many instances two things come to mind-

1. That they’re super talented and,

2. That they don’t seem to know their worth.


As a fellow #entrepreneur, my own journey was delayed, denied and procrastinated to the hilt. I took the leap when I was thoroughly fed up of wasting my time (and energy) working on someone else’s dreams, even while mine was gathering dust.


I realized then that my time is precious, and was better spent in pursuits that speak to my innate talents-which is to write, to engage, to teach and to learn.


"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and recognition you will ever need- Unknown

The entrepreneur by accident


My car detailer has the most wonderful vegetable garden that he tends with his brother. He also makes tasty organic burgers, hot sauces, and seasonings. My nail tech is gifted beyond measure; she hand paints all her designs-in my case they're customized to my brand.


The "Nails have it" Design: Shenice Nail Art

And there are so many more, yet when I start talking about a path forward, I see that look in their eyes of not yet, of wanting everything to be perfect before they jump. I see how they long for success, but because of fear, they envision falling instead of flight.


But how do you push past that big lump in your gut?


Recently I came across a thought-provoking article by serial entrepreneur Jenna Zwagil. For those who don't know this dynamo, Jenna is the Founder of the #1 CBD Oil Brand, HempWorx, wife of CEO of MyDailyChoice Josh Zwagil, and a proud Mama.


She's also a successful Network Marketer and Social Media Influencer for the last 10 years in the Network Marketing industry- and has jettisoned to multi-millionaire status in under 5 years.


But it wasn't always like this.


After struggling on her path for a decade and dealing with past trauma, she felt as though she didn’t deserve success.


She'd filed for bankruptcy and had a debilitating lack of self-worth.


Hear Jenna tell it:


“I was crying on the bathroom floor when I realized I had two choices. I could either give into these negative thoughts and continue down this path. Or I could just surrender and let it all go.”


“I decided it was time to put my blinders on and focus on protecting my own energy and correct old thinking. I needed to get uncomfortable and rewrite the track that I had been playing in my mind for too long.”


Jenna decided to rewire her brain.


A powerful strategy that Jenna adopted when rewiring her brain for success was the decision to drop her story.


“The words that come out of your mouth are frequencies and if you're on the wrong frequency, you can’t get what you want.-Jenna Zwagil

By repeatedly telling your old story, you are on a subconscious loop and will continue to repeat it.”


Jenna Zwagil

I know how you feel; especially when support can be hard to find. However, I also know that the quest for perfection can delay you forever- leaving you with regret at what might have been.


Jenna knows this.


I know this.


What about you?


What’s your entrepreneurial story?


And more importantly, what's keeping you stuck?


Share in the comments.

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