From Addict to Entrepreneur: Best Ideas to Kickstart Your Dream Business
A lot of times when someone beats drug and alcohol addiction, they have a hard time figuring out what they want to do next with their lives. They’re often at a loss for what to do. They honestly might not know what their options are. For a lot of people, beating a drug and alcohol addiction is the herald of a new life and new opportunity. For such people, they know they want to do something, but they often do not know what to do.
Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs
Here’s my advice and my general business ideas for entrepreneurs that I would give to anyone who is in recovery who wants to become an entrepreneur and start something new:
- If you have an idea and you want to create a business around it first make sure that you are absolutely 100% sold on that idea. The number one rule of sales and doing anything sales related really is that you have to believe in your product or service. So when you are thinking about what you want to do in your business, make sure it is something that you personally feel very strongly about, as your morale for what you are doing will depend upon it.
- When you are getting ready to start your new endeavor, make sure you have significant funds set aside to start it. While I don’t advise people to let money stop them from doing what they want to do, I do strongly advise that people get the money part figured out really well in advance. Don’t just go in blind when it comes to knowing how much money it’s going to take to do what you want to do. Do all the research, and really get a good idea of what it would take.
- When putting together your plan of what types of products or services you are going to offer, make sure you are well diversified. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. In the 21st-century of business, the entrepreneurs and the business owners that succeed the most are the ones who sell a wide variety of products or services. They can all be very similar, but diversify your offerings by including multiple different options for your customers or clients to pick from.
- The best advice that I can probably give to you is that when all the cards are on the table you have to just do it. In my experience, most entrepreneurs and business owners are over prepared. They spend too much time preparing and writing up a business plan and figuring everything out, and not enough time actually doing their business. So you can think about it and prepare all you want, but it is my advice to you to use the energy you got from beating drug and alcohol addiction and us that to jumpstart your new business idea.
- My final piece of advice on this matter is that I want you to use your skills and abilities that you have as an individual who is in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction and use that to your benefit when it comes to starting your new business idea. Really capitalize on the skills and the abilities you have from your experiences in recovery. These will be absolutely invaluable to you.
When all is said and done, you just have to go for it. The best business startups all have the same thing in common. Their CEOs just went for it! Take the plunge and may you never be the same again!