Aurora RogersBreakthroughs through Ideation

Breakthrough Strategist, Consultant, Ideation Specialist. Passionate about the breakthrough process and strategic thinking for sustainable results and positive change. Vibrant ideas on demand.

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When you start a business you enter into a perpetual sales role. An idea worth considering to earn money and sharpen your skills is a salaried sales position on second shift (or with a flexible schedule). Whether you find a phone sales, inside sales, or retail sales position, you will be paid while overcoming the obstacles you will face "off the clock" with your own business.

Second shift work (As longs as it is not too physical and exhausting) would allow you to have mornings free for working on your business with a fresh mind and allow you to be available for business meetings, key networking events, and high visibility volunteer opportunities.

Another direction you can take is to become a protege of someone who is doing what you want to do, or running a business the way you want to run yours. But these opportunities are harder to come by.

Whatever you do, have a sharp vision, get clarity of focus, and a sound strategy so that when you have time to work in and on your business you can engage in meaningful action. These steps can get you into a flow and momentum that are priceless.

All the best with your entrepreneurial ventures!



I feel like you may be missing some key points to your strategy. It comes across a bit self-centered and that may be why you may find it hard to define the value for others. There is more I could ask about your strategic planning process but I'd like to focus on sharing a resource that I believe has the potential to bring meaningful awareness in your case.

Have you taken the StrengthsFinder assessment and understand your Top 5 Strengths (Signature Themes)?

Each strength has the potential to have a strategic partner. Understanding these is essential to building meaningful partnerships.

You want to build your strategy on being a generous partner to those who can benefit from your strengths, and seeking partnerships that can help maximize yours, not just based on fame or perceived influence but objective guidelines. In short, build on collaboration.

Build your strategy on who can benefit from your offering, and not on what offering can you create to benefit your strategy.

I'd be happy to point you to resources that can help, but ultimately you will need someone to mentor and guide you in this process. All the best, Aurora

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