I quit my career to start an online business. Why would I do that?
I enjoyed my work, but was tired of working shifts and found it difficult bringing up a 1 and 2-year old at the same time, besides they made me redundant so I didn’t bother pursuing another position. I mean managing a team, doing shifts and babies are not a cool mix! Shortly after, when things began to get difficult with my boyfriend not working, hustling side jobs and my mortgage payments being hit and miss…. I discovered my purpose which led me, wanting to do something more meaningful, helping others and doing what I enjoy.
Fast forward to today. I am writing this post for you.
You will work through this guided post discovering your purpose and how to use that purpose to start an online business you’ll love or any business that is a reflection of who you are. In the first part, you will discover your Happy Triggers. You will also have the opportunity to get the course + checklist so you can use to get started with an online business that fuels your purpose.
Finding your Happy Triggers first will give you the foundation you need to thrive even when things get tough.
My mission is that you live with purpose and achieve your biggest goals so…
Your Purpose + Happy Triggers
Happy Triggers are your Values, Strengths and Passions. They are the fastest route to living on purpose and identifying what work you should be doing so you can live to the fullest without feeling frustrated by the things you do and the decisions you make. I want you to be ready to jump out of bed in the mornings to do what you love.
In life and business in order to move forward successfully, you have to know where you are and where you are going. More importantly who you are and what you stand for – we can do this by determining our Happy Triggers.
Let me ask you a question, what’s the most important characters of any leader?
Answer: They know who they are.
They also know what they stand for and what they believe in.
“When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a mighty way.” – Dr Tony Evans
So now I’m going to take you through the journey of finding your Happy Triggers. You get to figure out who you truly are and what you’re meant to be doing – starting right now.
You can follow this guide and use external tools if you wish but at the end, you must come up with your Happy Triggers (values, strengths, passions). This shouldn’t take too long if you stick to this guide. Dig deep and most important be honest with yourself.
First, identify your values
For this exercise, you can use a values list if you wish. But you don’t have to.
1. Identify as many words relating to the way you think about yourself… the good ones!
2. Identify as many words about how you want to interact with other people.
3. Now from the list (no.1) choose 3 words from the list that will be the way you think about yourself in all you do
(Mines are humble, determined, grateful)
4. Choose 3 words from the list (no.2) describing how you will be when interacting with other people
(Mines are present, caring, fun/inspiring) ok that’s 4 oops!
5. Now choose 3 Values that sum up you and your life, these may change over time. These are your values for who and where you are right now.
(mine are freedom, fun, family)
These are not only your values they are your standards for living. You, living your truth.
They will be useful in the decision you make about your business and career. More on this later.
Your answers for question 3,4 and 5 are important!
Next… Know thy strengths
Answer these questions below. Give 2-3 answers for each question.
1. What are you naturally good at? *you could ask someone who knows you well.
2. What do people ask you for help in?
3. What activities make you lose track of time?
4. What do you spend your money on (mostly without question)?
5. What type of work would you thrive in?
6. What service could I offer to others that I enjoyed and was passionate about?
Feel free to use these tools:
The Personal Freedom Project’s – Passion Finder
Your passions are the things you love to do more than anything else. Here are some questions that will help you discover what they are. Write 2 or 3 answers for each statement, don’t think about your answers too much just write the first thing that comes to mind. Your passions will help you discover your business idea and what you will help others with.
1. When I was a child my dream was…
2. Freedom for me means…
3. I love helping people with…
4. If I had a week to do anything I would…
5. I am the happiest when…
6. I love learning, reading, talking about…
7. If I had all the money in the world I would be…
8. I hate seeing people…
9. My dream career would be…
10. I want to be remembered for…
From your list of statements, you will now find you top 5 passions. Compare statements with each other until you have your 5. If you get stuck, try and visualise each ‘life scenario’ and see which you prefer.
My top 5 passions are:
Doing Work You Love
Some final questions relating to doing work you love…. And ultimately start an online business you’ll love.
How can you combine your strengths and passions to solve other people’s problems AND be paid?
How can you develop your skills to make this happen?
What can you start doing now to begin moving towards your dreams?
Who else does this + how can I learn from them?
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Once you have an idea of how your Happy Triggers can help you start something big, you will also need to:
Discover you WHY (this will help keep you in the game)
Work on your mindset (overcoming fears)
Now you have the foundation for a meaningful business/career + life, I will now show you how you can start an online business that can make you an income, doing what you love. One that you stand for and believe in so that you can change your life and the lives of others.
Something you can look forward to waking up to.
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