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You can do anything, but not everything

Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write

"Before starting their businesses, new creators need to take the time to get clear on their vision and their values. Goal setting is so important for entrepreneurs because it keeps you on track and prevents you from feeling pressured to jump on every new trend that emerges in the creator world.

Where do you see your business in five years? Answer that question and use it to set clear, specific, and measurable goals.

But don’t stop there. Ask yourself, "Why is this my goal?" Is this really your goal, or is it something someone else told you that you should want to do?

What are your top five values? Does the five-year plan you’ve mapped out reflect those values? If not, you need to revisit the vision.

Get clear on who you want to help, how you want to help them, and why you want to help them. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to be everything for everyone. Don’t be afraid to niche down. When you try to create for everyone, you end up creating for no one.

New creators should remember that they can do anything, but not everything!"

Advice Contributor

Javacia Harris Bowser

Javacia Harris Bowser, founder of See Jane Write, is an award-winning journalist who believes every woman has a story worth sharing and that stories have the power to change lives and the world.

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