Entrepreneurship: Strategic Planning for Full-Time Transitioning

Entrepreneurship without strategic planning can be scary when transitioning into it full-time.

Craig is an award-winning:

  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Creative strategist
  • Author

That specializes in helping working professionals launch profitable businesses and successfully transition into full-time entrepreneurship.

Currently, Craig Chavis Jr. is a business coach based out of Columbus, OH, with a personal mission to help 1,000,000 people enter the entrepreneurship of their lives. Mostly, accomplishing this goal through his online platform and book Burdens of a Dream.

Burdens of a Dream Craig’s new book and memoir are about answering your calling to abandon the:

  • Status quo
  • Follow the road not taken
  • Discover who you are

Moreover, Craig guides readers through the ups and downs of his journey of entrepreneurship through 33 powerful life lessons. 

Craig will also reveal how he:

  • Transformed from a collegiate athlete into a businessman
  • Left everything behind to serve citizens of a foreign country
  • Found joy in life after a sudden and unexpected betrayal

Learn through candid stories and practical advice, as he provides a vital spark of hope that will reignite your inner creative genius into Entrepreneurship…


Become The Entrepreneur Of Your Life

First off, Craig says, “Entrepreneurship is a journey” it’s not just about money or creating a business.

Entrepreneurship is about living with:

  • Purpose
  • Passion
  • Integrity

And leaving a positive impact.

Quickly learning from his knowledge of entrepreneurial experience, Craig changed from being an Entrepreneur of ‘things’ to becoming an Entrepreneur of ‘people,’ which led him to his full-time business coaching.

Being a creative, Craig believes entrepreneurship is all about manifesting your creativity from within through business.

Turning Failures Into A Positive

For instance, Craig’s successes could have been long term if not for the failures he experienced. (I use the term failures lightly because I don’t believe in failure.)  Unfortunately, his experience in failure was extreme and caused by circumstances out of his control. Perhaps strategic planning could have changed these outcomes or perhaps not.

Indeed, we all go through experiences that are out of our control and smack us upside the head and knock us down.

In response to getting knocked down, Craig said, “Focusing on ‘failure’ breaks down so many of us before we even begin” and then he refers to his acronym in his book that says to ‘FAIL’ means:

F – First

A – Attempt

I – In

L – Learning

Therefore, failure is simply a part of the process of life and business that if looked at as a learning experience, we won’t take the negative outcomes poorly.

Because failure is also a big piece of personal development it gives us a chance to make a change in a positive direction!

“Everything starts with you” -Kody Bateman

Realize, to see external results, you have to do the deep inner work Craig says! Meaning, the inner work is the only thing that we can be in control of with our human experiences.

That is to say, in having control, there is a significant difference in reacting as opposed to responding! In short, it’s a waste of time to try to control things you can’t! Ask yourself what you’ve learned from your failures and use your new knowledge to move forward in a positive direction.

Finding Your “Why”

Above all, establishing a “WHY” behind your passion is powerful!

To sum it up, I’m huge on finding a “WHY,” and I also have a big “WHY” behind my blog, my Relationship Marketing podcast, and my intentions with SendOutCards!

Look, although I’m a firm believer in the entrepreneurial life, oftentimes, entrepreneurialism is oversold. But any entrepreneur will tell you it does not come without burdens and challenges but can be highly satisfying as well.

Indeed, with the “WHY” behind your:

  • Drive
  • Passion
  • Intention

You can overcome the burdens and challenges entrepreneurship presents.

Above all, entrepreneurship will definitely take you out of your comfort zone! However, having my “Why” established keeps me on track to what it is I’m trying to accomplish.

Interestingly, a common theme I see in people living for their purpose and dream comes down to one core thing that seems every personality has; that is, we all want to be remembered and recognized for making a difference.

In closing, I want to thank you for your on-going participation in trying to make the world a better place by focusing on positivity and sending out the best version of yourself to the world; by acting on your promptings to reach out in kindness.

Take care,

Kody B.