You don’t wake up and decide to quit your job and later figure out if you are going to start a business. You have to be in that mindset to begin with. You have to be ready to do that. You have to plan your exit strategy. You know I didn’t just wake up this morning and say I quit my job, Friday will be my last day. No, I had been planning to do something different since New Year’s last year. To be honest at the time I didn’t know what was going to happen. I just knew something big would happen in the fall. I was actually waiting to put my notice in until around January. I also thought long and hard about what impact my decision would have and if it was the right time.
I gave my corporate job three weeks notice as opposed to two weeks. As many of you know, two weeks notice is the standard for giving notice. Always leave on good terms. Just really make sure you plan ahead as much as possible because let’s face it, you can only plan for so much. Get as many ducks in a row as you can and know that you have that mindset to succeed doing your own thing.
As long as you have that mindset you are going to be able to keep moving forward! You will face those little obstacles head on and you are going to grow from them. If you don’t have that mindset then there’s no reason to start out on your own. You can just keep doing your 9-5 with your hobbies on the side, that’s okay. You have to go with what works for you. It goes back to that mindset. I was asked today by a friend, “When did you start feeling successful on Periscope?” That’s a loaded question right? How do you measure success? What makes you feel successful? Is it you hit the record button? Is it the fact you wrote out a topic prior to going live? Maybe its having at least one person show up to your broadcast? Or maybe its based off the number of hearts you get? It could even be based off somebody sharing your broadcast. Either way, success means something different to everyone. This brings me back to the question, why? Why are you on Periscope? Why are you doing a broadcast? It’s the why that will help you be successful.
For me, the “why am I on here” is because I get to connect with you guys. I get to connect with so many people from around the world. We get to not only connect but collaborate and create together. The possibilities are endless. This is why Periscope has been so successful for so many including myself. Going live, having people show up to my scope and engaging with each other means I was successful. Even if 1 out of the 600+ followers I have on Periscope shows up I am being successful.
Quick tips for staying focused on Periscope:
- Have a topic ready to go
- Keep notes close by
- Pay attention to just delivering the topic
- From there, start paying attention to you not the people jumping in, commenting, and giving you hearts
- Just be yourself and only take on what you can manage
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