In my previous article we considered what it means to leap and whether you’re ready for a leap, and today I want to explore how you can get ready. This is important to women business owners if you’re not happy with the status quo, if your current business or life is causing you anxiety or worry; if you know you’re cruising; or if you’re bored.

If this is you, then instead of justifying why you are where you are, and explaining how difficult it would be for you to leap. Instead of operating from a place of fear, lack or worry – I have a suggestion. Follow my top tips to get yourself ready!

Top Tips to prepare yourself for an exciting (if fearful) leap:

1.Review the times when you’ve taken a leap of faith, and explore your decision making process.

I’d like to bet it was not a very well thought out and deliberated decision, it just felt right, or you knew instinctively it would work?

2.Tap into your intuition and really listen to what it’s telling you about your leap.

That’s the feeling or knowing that you get before reason and logic come in. Before your inner voice (or someone else’s outer voice) kicks in and talks you out of it!

Before you feel the need to explain why it’s right for you.

3.Explore your fears about the leap. Get curious about what’s really behind your worry and fears.

Are you trying to keep yourself safe?

Are you worried you won’t be able to cut it, that you’ll fail?

Are you worried about putting your trust in someone or something? That it will be out of your control?

Are you worried you’ll look a fool?

Scared you’ll get hurt?

Or the biggies –

Afraid you’re not worth it? That you don’t deserve the big rewards?

4.Get clear on the real cost of staying where you are now or taking mini steps and lots of time to move forward.

Note the cost in terms of time, effort and money spent. I mean seriously add up all the £10, £49, £100+ you’ve been spending on short term fixes. How much has it really cost you, and what have the rewards been?

5.Get very clear on what you want to achieve as a result of your leap.

Quantify your results in terms of how you’ll feel and where you’ll be personally, professionally and financially.

6.Take some action immediately when you’re ready to take a leap, when where you are is no longer good enough, when it’s costing you too much and taking you too long to achieve the success you really want.

Apply for a free session with me, find a coach or mentor; do whatever necessary but do something before you talk yourself out of staying stuck or wanting more!

To those about to leap “I salute you.” And know I’m also here to support you. Do let me know how you’re getting on with this.

Author's Bio: 

After experiencing unhappiness in her work and then a decline in her business results that affected how she felt about herself, her business and her life, Julie developed her breakthrough DANCE system to help business women reconnect with themselves to discover their own true path to success rather than simply following or modelling others. For free success information and details of her book Stepping into Success ...The 7 Essential Moves to Bring Your Business to Life visit