As you learn more about your business, customers, family, friends, finances and yourself, you will become wiser in the way you manage your business and life. This increased awareness, confidence and leadership helps you prevent problems or solve them much faster – and it enables you to take advantage of the right opportunities. In this phase you’ll begin to feel like you’re hitting your stride. You will continue to feel challenged but also very capable too.
Once you hit this phase, you’ll notice life and business working like a well-oiled machine with the occasional maintenance problem, which you’ll know how to fix. This is the milk and honey you’re working for and it will feel amazing when you get there.
Some days it will take all your strength to remain focused, patient and persistent. Yes, business can be like a roller coaster. However, if you commit to the journey, keep it in perspective and find peace with the time and work it takes to win in entrepreneurship and life then eventually you will win.
Felicia Joy is a nationally recognized entrepreneur who created $50 million in value for the various organizations and companies she served in corporate America before launching her business enterprise. She is the author of Hybrid Entrepreneurship: How the Middle Class Can Beat the Slow Economy, Earn Extra Income and Reclaim the American Dream and has appeared on CNN, FOX and in other national press. Felicia operates Ms. CEO Inc., a company that helps women entrepreneurs achieve more success, faster–as well as Joy Group International, LLC, a business development and consulting firm. Follow her on Twitter @feliciajoy and see her entrepreneurship columns each week on BlackEnterprise.com.