How to be a successful entrepreneur
People often wonder what does is truly take to succeed being an entrepreneur. The truth is, it is not at all difficult when you are determined for success and go about it with the right mindset.
You only struggle when you “resist” taking the necessary actions you need to succeed.
There’s only a few people on the planet who were born with silver spoons in their mouth. Or in other words, there’s only a few who were born with rich parents and inherited their wealth without having to sacrifice anything to get it. The remainder of people who created wealth in their life had to “work” to get it.
Here’s a powerful quote that I once learned…
Entrepreneurship is doing for a short while what most people “won’t”, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people “can’t”.
I wrote another blog post some time ago that’s titled “How to be your own boss” that’s going to touch on some points that I am about to discuss.
Some people only look at the benefits of being an entrepreneur, but fail to look at what it actually takes to succeed being one. And most people who find it difficult to succeed are typically the people that are stuck on a simple decision to take action and actually do it.
But even once you make the decision, it still takes both consistent and persistent daily actions to succeed. That’s why you may have heard, “It’s not what you do that causes your breakthrough, it’s what you do daily”. Nobody creates success overnight. It happens by being consistent.
If you’re one of the people that see stuff on the internet that tell you that you can succeed and earn a ton of money with their product by doing nothing, then know that couldn’t be further from the truth. You would be wasting your time and throwing away your money.
People are easily bought into things that say: It’s FAST, it’s EASY, It’s FREE, It’s INSTANT & AUTOMATIC, PAYS LOTS OF CASH OUT OF THIN AIR!
If seeing words like that excites you, then this probably says something about your mindset. Because successful entrepreneurship is not always easy, it doesn’t always come instantly, it DOES take effort, and you will always have to give something in return for your success. Because there’s no such thing as something for nothing.
If this were not so, then the quote below would not be true:
Entrepreneurship is doing for a short while what most people “won’t”, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people “can’t.
And if you have struggled to make money on the internet or in your past business, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you were bought into the obvious “hype” as in the examples above. But I am sure you do understand that I am telling the truth. There is a reason that only 2% of the human population earns 96% of all the money in the world. While the 98% of people earns only 4% of it.
Most people rather live their life and accept their struggles as it is and learn to live life with the cards they were dealt. Or some even cry about being broke, being poor and struggling every day. But when it comes to changing their life for the better, they make some kind of excuse as to why they can’t make it happen.
And for example, some people’s excuses are simply they don’t have time to do anything to better their life. But in my opinion, if you can make time to eat and sleep, you can surely make time to create your success. Which could soon buy you all the free time you will ever want. Also, some of these same people that claim they don’t have time, wouldn’t miss their favorite sports game or their favorite TV show for anything in the world.
It’s all about what you value most. It’s not even about money either. You can create success being an entrepreneur or anything in life when you have a strong enough “reason” why you need to accomplish it.
If you’re the type of person that easily gives up on something at the slightest bit of difficulty or because of a single challenge comes along, then entrepreneurship is probably not for you. Unless you change, that is. Because when you truly have a strong enough reason why you desire to succeed, quitting is NEVER an option.
Also if you’re the type that’s always looking for a quick and easy way to gain something for nothing, again, being an entrepreneur is probably not for you. Because you certainly only gain what you have put into it.
Success will likely never happen for the curious, the half steppers or the doubtful. You must dive in with both feet and truly determined for it as if your life depends on it. And from my personal experience, you want to know the kind of people that typically succeed the fastest in their business?
People who have kids/family that they are struggling to care for. Single moms/dads with low incomes. People who are working a deadbeat job that they know they’ll never be able retire from. People who were laid off from a great paying job, people who are disabled/sick, and people who’s been poor most of their life, in debt and sick and tired of being in that situation.
All the types of people above have very strong reasons why they need to succeed in life.
If you’re in one of the situations above, what will it really do for you to be able to earn your yearly income in a single month or week? While having plenty of free time to spend with the ones you love each and every day.
What will it do for you when you can write a check and pay off your mortgage and all your debt at once?
And what will it really do for you to pay cash for that medical operation you or a family member of yours really need?
If there was ever any secret to being a successful entrepreneur, that would be it. Having a strong reason why you need to succeed. The rest of what it takes to be an entrepreneur takes only focus and instruction from those that’s living the kind of life that you desire to live.