Today is the day for you. Today is a remarkable day for you. Today, you will be transformed.  Why? Because you will grab hold of your independence and free yourself of whoever and whatever that is holding you down and start your own business.

The steps to beginning your journey of starting and leading a successful business can be a scary, long, but fulfilling path. Sometimes you are going to want to throw your laptop straight across the room (but don’t do it, you know you’ll need it tomorrow to prepare for that meeting) and other times you’re going to want to give up, cry, scream, and never try again. This is why it is important for you to eliminate any and all negative energy including the naysayers who deter you from your own business. Do not allow anyone to tell you that you can’t start your own business or that it will fail.

Naysayers will try to run your life, tell you how your life should be and make your life average – but you have the power to reject this. Surround yourself with people who uplift you and whose goals are similar to yours. Not only that, but diversify your surroundings to include people who are already doing the same thing you aspire to do. Remember, your network is your net worth. If you are the average of the five people you hang around with, then surrounding yourself with 5 non-entrepreneurs will not elevate you to being an entrepreneur. However, if you surround yourself with people who are entrepreneurs including some who are making it, some who are starting it, and some who are well established, then there’s a better chance you’ll become the entrepreneur of your dreams too.

I want you to look at your calendar and establish today as your Independence Day. Take what’s yours TODAY. Living for other people and their expectations will only satisfy their desires. You don’t want to fulfill their expectations and find yourself saying everyday, “What if I really would have gone through with that business?” “Could I have really succeeded?”

The answer is yes. You have to start living for you and take your dream to become a reality.

Break free of negative atmospheres and seek the proper tools to get started and develop systems. You should begin talking with someone who can guide you and show you the pretty and the ugly on the other side. As you begin your journey of claiming your independence, wake up everyday and tell yourself you are able to do this, you are going to be successful, you are capable of starting your own business, and you will surround yourself with positive people – not naysayers.

Start building for tomorrow, today and mark this date on your calendar as your Independence Day.

And remember, don’t allow the averageness of others to make you average too.

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