Starting from Scratch: Tips to Success from Zero to CEO

business scaling Dec 10, 2022

Starting a business and making it successful is no easy feat. However, that does not stop ambitious and career-oriented individuals from aiming to be successful entrepreneurs. Everyone wants to be the boss until it comes down to laying down the foundation of the business.


People have this common misconception that you need to start your business at a certain age. However, all this does is create unnecessary pressure. You can achieve success from scratch at any point in your life. You can be a CEO at 20 years old or at 50 years old. 


Break Free from Limiting Beliefs


Starting from scratch can be a daunting task, but you need to let go of the idea that you are limited. If you let the tasks control you instead of taking the lead in the situation, you will feel overwhelmed very early on in the process.


You also need to remind yourself that you are worthy of the success that you are claiming. Once you fully embrace that abundance is your birthright, you will feel more confident about your decisions, and you will be able to shift into the energy that you need to kickstart your business.


How to Become a CEO from Scratch


Launching your own business will take a lot of work, but once you get it off the ground-- you will be able to experience a new kind of freedom. Some people make it look easy and some look like they struggle a lot... so how do you actually become a CEO from scratch? Here are some tips:


Take your time.


There is no cookie-cutter formula for a successful business, but there are principles that you can follow. For instance, the EMD Framework from Zero to CEO presents four pillars behind every successful business: Inner Game, Creation, Monetization, and Scale. If you work on these four pillars, you will improve your chances of building up your business and taking it to the next level.


Much like with cooking, you can have the techniques and the recipe but still take time to transform the dish into your own. Don't beat yourself up in the process of figuring things out. It will work out eventually! 


Don't wait for perfection.


Nobody gets it perfect the first time around. So don't start your business when you feel like you, the plan, or the business is perfect. You are always evolving, you can always be better than you were before. As you evolve, you will always find things to change or improve with your business. So don't wait for things to be perfect.


Waiting for perfection will only delay your journey to success. Start your business now and learn along the way. Ask for help if you need it. Invest in that coach or get into that course! Perfection is not something that you wait for, it is something that you work to achieve.


Model the possibilities.


Some people don't realize that something is possible unless someone else shows them. You are the face of your business-- you have the power to influence and show people how to change their lives.


You can create a strong personal brand by just modeling your message. Let people be drawn to your presence. The more people enjoy being in your energy, the more you can bring awareness to your brand.


Believe in yourself and your business.


Only create a business around the things you believe. Don't try and sell something that you have no confidence in. Your confidence is an important tool when it comes to creating a business from scratch. People will feel compelled to trust you and your brand when they see how confident you are about your business.


You can attract or repel clients energetically, so it is crucial for you to feel confident about yourself and your business. How can people trust your brand if you, the owner and CEO, do not believe it?


Keep your faith and keep creating things that spark inspiration within you. Believe in yourself and your business will grow.


Fight off your Impostor Syndrome.


Impostor Syndrome comes from limiting beliefs that tell you that you are not worthy of success. Be aware of yourself and be mindful of when you are second-guessing your decisions. 


The anxiety that comes from feeling unworthy will definitely affect your business. It will cloud your judgment and take a toll on the progress of your business ideas.


You can do some breathwork or journaling to remind yourself that you are worthy of success. You are worthy of the blessings that you have and the blessings that are about to come. Do not doubt yourself especially when you know you are doing something worthwhile.


Build a strong support system.


A support system can mean different things to different people and in different scenarios. But when it comes to business, a strong support system means a strong team. 


In the beginning, you may feel like you want to do everything yourself but this will eventually drain you. Or worse, it could drain you to the point that you can't create anything for your business anymore.


As a business owner, you have better use of your time than the administrative tasks of your business. But you know that they are important so they still need to get done. Having a team allows you to delegate tasks so that you can invest your time where you really need it.


Imagine being able to take some time for yourself or being able to focus on activities that will take your business to the next level without worrying about anything else.


Final Say


A lot of tips you'll get from the internet will be about doing your research, knowing your audience, and creating a business plan. All these are important but starting a business from scratch is more than just research and statistics. 


There's a big chance that you already know the technical side of starting a business from scratch, and that's great! These tips are meant to prepare you to promote growth through challenges. 


If you are interested in learning more about the four pillars behind every successful business or if you are ready to become a CEO, then we'd love to have you in the Zero to CEO Society


Not only will you have access to MANY resources in your library, but you also get to be in a community where you can share your wins, and goals, and ask for advice. It's going to be fun, we promise.


Now that you learn the secret to success, begin to be a ZERO to CEO. You can be a part of a community that will help you expand your views, goals, and belief. Be a part of the Zero to CEO community!

You will learn about the pillars behind every successful business through self-study trainings while also enjoying monthly business and energetic calls with Em, monthly expert CEO coaching calls, monthly guest expert calls, and a private Facebook group where you can build connections. 

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