If there were one rule that all entrepreneurs should follow, it would be a rule based on providing as much value to customers and clients as possible.
We all hear how we need to create valuable content, but so few truly focus on creating that value in the first place.
We make video after video after video, we create podcasts or blog posts or write articles…all in the name of creating content, but much of the time motivated by the opportunity to place a link to our sales page in order to make more money.
We should probably start thinking about creating the most valuable, problem solving, solution filled content that we possibly can and stop worrying about the bottom line.
In this podcast I discuss becoming more value driven and providing as much value to our customers and clients as possible.
There is no doubt in my mind, that by creating value and solving our customer’s problems is the path that will lead to that by-product called money.
For most people, failure in business has absolutely nothing to do with the product, program, or service that they are promoting.
Almost all business people that do not achieve the success that they are striving for or never seem to get off of the ground in the first place have but one place to look for answers as to what happened…the mirror.
You see, before you are successful with your business, whether it is online or offline, you must “see” yourself successful and, in fact, be successful between your ears before you ever will be able to achieve your goals in the “real” world.
If you want to be a millionaire, be a millionaire. Imagine yourself with the wealth and abundance you are looking for and strive to be that person.
Ask yourself, “How would my millionaire self make this decision?”
Use your imagination to be that person of wealth, see your daily life, your routines and principles. Experience the moments as deeply and as emotionally as possible.
We have been told these things in many different books, but still, 95% of all new businesses fail within the first year.
You must achieve the mindset of who and what you want to be long before you become that person.
In this podcast I discuss the power of the mindset and how you must change yours in order to reach your goals and realize your dreams.
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In this podcast I discuss a legitimate home business opportunity, but I also go into what YOU need to do to make that opportunity a success.
Whether you like it or not, you ARE paying a price, a price for your life and your lifestyle.
Are you happy with your purchase?
In most cases, the answer is no.
What’s really odd to me is that so many people that are paying the price for a lifestyle that they aren’t too wild about are paying just about the same amount for a life and lifestyle that they only dream of!
That’s right, the energy you spend getting up in the morning at the crow of your electronic rooster, the time spent in your daily commute and the effort you put forth at a job you may not be entirely satisfied with is the same amount of time, energy and effort you could be using to change your life for the better.
In this podcast, I talk about the price we pay to remain in the rat race and with just a few changes, you could change your life forever!
It all comes down to priorities and belief in your dreams.
Yes, I know it is a cliche, but one that actually matters in the world of online business….especially a business you start “on the side.”
So many people have grand intentions when starting their Internet based businesses.
And there are many different business models to choose from.
Typically, the person “in business” doesn’t even pick their business, but rather join a program as a result of someone coming to them, or answering a cleverly designed ad.
No matter what, it would be best to look at your opportunity for what it is…an opportunity.
It’s an opportunity to change your life completely, a way up, a bigger bank account, longer and more exotic vacations, a legacy to be passed down to your children.
It’s also an opportunity that can stay “on the side” and never blossom to become what it could be.
The main determining factor is not what you want, but rather how you proceed, what actions you take to make it become what it could be.
You can put an hour here or there into it and perhaps generate a few dollars.
Maybe invest a little bit from time to time in advertising.
You could go all in, spending the time and effort necessary to build your business to a six or seven figure income.
The choice is yours.
You Are Already Doing the Work
Here is something to ponder.
You have the same 24 hour day as the richest, most successful person you know.
In many cases, you have similar resources as the “self-made” millionaire across town when they first started.
The question is, are you putting your resources and your time to work for you or are you putting all of that into doing something in order that someone else can achieve their dreams and goals?
That can be a kick in the gut if you think too long about it, but it’s true, you are already doing what is necessary for success, but if you aren’t doing it for yourself then you are doing it for someone else.
Decide what you want, what your goals are, financially and otherwise.
Look at different business models and styles. Find what works best for you and the available time that you do have.
Need a mentor? Find one.
Find ways to cut costs in order to spend money on advertising and marketing your business.
And last, but not least, take action and do it every single day. Consistency is key here, but so is quality. Do not do something for the sake of doing something.
Strive to be productive rather than busy.
97% of the people that read this, if not more, will utterly fail. They will fail not because their business is a bad model or a scam, but rather because they refuse to work their business the way a successful endeavor requires.
Remember, you are your own boss and being your own boss comes with a lot of potential benefits, but it also starts with a lot of actual responsibilities.
You will wear a lot of hats, in most cases especially at first all of them, sales, marketing, customer service, etc.
Your business could go far, but only if YOU are pushing it. There isn’t anyone else out there that is going to.
In the end, you just have to decide what you want and decide if you want it enough.
If $100 a month is good for you then that’s what it is, but if you want something more, say that six or seven-figure income then you are going to have to do more, a lot more.
Maybe you just have to finally decide if your dreams are worth as much to you as they are to the person’s dreams and goals that you are working for.
If they are then you will have no problem finding a way.
If they aren’t then you can keep “playing” online business person and keep your hobby going.
In this podcast, I discuss the question as to whether or not you and others, are a slave to your job.
Obviously, we are not talking about the slavery of the 19th century and earlier in this country, but something seemingly less ruthless and inhumane. A type of volunteer servitude.
Why do I suggest volunteer?
It’s a bit of a stretch perhaps, but bear with me.
I am not saying that there is anyone out there that is forcing you to work for them and certainly without pay.
What I AM telling you is that you have made choices in your life in an effort to rationalize being away from family, away from the things that inspire you, that you are passionate about so you can work at a job or build a career that you may not be fully happy with in order to buy stuff you don’t really need.
And let’s say that you can afford all of the toys and shiny cars and big houses, I ask you one fundamental question:
Are you happy?
As we move through the 21st century, many people are starting to question or at least redefine what success is.
We are tired of building a life around the stress and dissatisfaction of consumerism.
Many realize that they can do much more with less and have a lot more satisfaction with their lives when they are debt free and are able to allocate funds towards enriching their lives and the lives of their family by living an alternate type of lifestyle.
I am not saying that we all need to escape the corporate world in search of some hippie haven.
What I am suggesting is that maybe it’s time to re-evaluate what it is that brings joy to your life and then find a way to keep that joy coming on a more consistent basis.
Maybe, just maybe, you could exchange a world of stress and frustration with a world of peace and happiness for yourself and your loved ones.
In my humble opinion, life isn’t about the accumulation of things and while we are working ourselves to the bones and enslaving ourselves to our jobs through the accumulation of debt, we may be missing out on something quite a bit bigger.
Hope you like the podcast.
By the way, the link to Gary Vaynerchuk’s video (as mentioned in the podcast) is HERE!
I get really irritated when I talk with people that have joined an opportunity only to find that their sponsor, who was once calling everyday to get this person into their business, is now hard to reach!
If anything, a good leader is going to be there for their prospect or new team member in terms of making sure that they get the right information about their business, get the training they need and basically to be with their team member all the way until they are making money with your “awesome” program too!