STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND LEADING YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE
To be successful, you have to want it enough. You have to make sacrifices that enable you to change your life, and finally lead the lifestyle you so desperately long for. However, if you believe starting a business truly is your calling in life, then we suggest you quit making these familiar excuses and start taking action.
Stop moaning that you wish you could get that lucky break, and that you can’t start a business because you ‘don’t have enough time’, yet you go out socialising with your friends on multiple days of the week. If you’re not willing to make sacrifices in different areas of your life, then we’re sorry to say it, you just don’t want it enough – and you should probably accept the reality that this isn’t for you.
STOP WASTING TIME AND START PLANNING
People often complain they don’t have the time to start their own business, yet, most people are unwilling to give up this ‘valuable’ down-time in front of the TV. That’s not to say you should stop having fun, because you'd definitely start to go insane slowly. It’s just a case of finding that balance and treating your down-time as a reward, rather than it becoming a routine. You’ll probably find this makes putting your feet up and watching an episode of your favourite TV show even more enjoyable – because you deserved it!
IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO LEARN IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT
You alone have the power to shape your own learning. If you don’t have the skills or knowledge to do something, then it’s down to you to use your initiative and find out how, it's called learning. We’re so fortunate to live in an age where we have information readily available to use at the click of a button. Online courses, YouTube tutorials and e-books are just some of the educational tools you have available to you over the internet.
It’s also easier than ever to reach out to industry experts or other business owners, thanks to networking platforms and social medias. The contacts are there, it’s just the case of looking for them. If all of this sounds too much of an effort, and you’d rather just chill out on the sofa then you need to stop moaning that you don’t have the skills to progress and succeed.
IT ISN'T THE RIGHT TIME FOR ME
Will the time ever be right to make that leap? If you keep putting it off, the ‘right time’ may never come. Whether it’s fear or procrastination, if you don’t just get stuck in and do it, you’ll forever make excuses. It’s easy to tell yourself ‘I’ll start tomorrow’, and then get caught up distracting yourself with less pressing tasks. Starting a business will always involve risks and uncertainty, however it’s not something that you should fear. The only thing that you should fear is fear itself and regret for not trying.
It might seem like one huge impossible tasks right now. However, if you take baby steps and complete each task at a time, you’ll soon see how manageable it actually is, and you’ll prevent yourself from being overwhelmed. Be strict with yourself, gain some self-control and start at the very beginning.
Don't be the one who talks about starting a business, but forever makes excuses, but, rather the one who truly wants it and actually does something about it.
Starting a business is possibly one of the most rewarding things you can ever do, and it has the potential to completely change your life. It’s not going to be easy, and you’ll encounter obstacles along the way, but the satisfaction that you can get from it will be worthwhile.