It’s mid-year and usually by now many of us have lost track of the goals we set at the beginning of the year. If you are on track, then consider yourself fortunate or at least persistent. Regardless of where you are in your goal setting, I encourage you to take some time now to reevaluate your financial goals and make sure they actually happen. And, I’ll share with you the steps you can take to create success relatively quickly as an entrepreneur.
As we are blessed with the abundance of life, we often find ourselves sidetracked or too busy to fulfill our plans and commitments as first intended. But… don’t let that stop you. You can absolutely turn the table and accomplish your goals in less time than you originally anticipated. However, it will take some effort and determination.
The good news is, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, buy some expensive training, or invest in some new opportunity to make your dreams a reality. But, you may have to change your habits, or your friendships, and maybe even let go of some detrimental beliefs.
What I will share with you came through my personal experiences and a lifetime of personal growth. These philosophies and principles were taught to me by others who have graciously shared their secrets and wisdom. Business leaders like Adam Smith, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn, Denis Waitley, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracey, Robert Kiyosaki and a host of others. So, get ready to accelerate your path to success and take action on your goals.
You’re going to learn in this short post proven steps that will position you to become successful as an entrepreneur and achieve your financial goals quickly. Everyone has different goals and commitments, but one thing that is usually common among all of us is that we want to increase our ability to create wealth.
The following Principles are Imperative to Your Success:
1. You have to change if you want change to happen.
2. You must be willing to accept complete responsibility for your success or failure.
3. You have to take action and focus your efforts in order to succeed.
Since this entire blog is fundamentally based on mental capacity, it is pertinent to recognize the importance of having a positive attitude. As Earl Nightingale pointed out, you become what you think about. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, said that attitude is the number one attribute that constitutes real riches. Bottom line, if you want to win in the financial game, you have to have the attitude of winning. Denis Waitley in speaking on winning, said, “It’s really all in your attitude.”
Okay, so you may be saying, that’s fine and dandy, but what do I do? Clearly, You have to learn from those who have been successful doing what you want to do. Chances are there is someone right in your community who has created great wealth in your particular field or occupation. Perhaps you want to create wealth in another industry, you can. There are no limits as to what you can do.
Important Economic Philosophies:
A job will earn you a paycheck, but a business can earn you a fortune. ~Jim Rohn
You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want. ~Zig Ziglar
Each person, by looking out for him or herself, inadvertently helps to create the best outcome for all. ~Adam Smith
In his book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki describes how you can create wealth by increasing your cash-flow. If you work in a traditional job by the hour or for a salary, you may think this is impossible. And, to an extent it is, primarily because you have to depend on others for your paycheck. In this case you may want to consider a side business.
If you are not happy with your income and you strive to attain higher financial goals, maybe it’s time to start a business. Most people have thought about owning their own business, but fear they could not be successful. Many times this fear is brought on by naysayers or a false illusion in our minds. Zig Ziglar calls this False Evidence Appearing Real or FEAR. You can overcome these fears by simply changing who you associate with and surrounding yourself with positive, goal-oriented people. Denis Waitley said, “Take a good look at your friends and you will see your future”.
While there are literally thousands of side businesses you can start, most will require an investment of some sort. This should not be looked upon as a bad thing, because the best investment you could ever make is in yourself. Many times this investment is relatively small and can primarily come from changing some spending and time habits. Though it is never easy, the benefits of owning a business far outweigh the effort.
You may be familiar with the “latte experiment” where a person was spending $3.50 per day on a coffee latte, and wasting a half hour waiting in line and traffic. By simply changing some habits this person could make a coffee before leaving home and recoup $100 per month as well as 10 hours that could be used to create wealth.
As a lifelong entrepreneur I started with my own paper route at age 11. From there I sold t-shirts and eventually opened a retail store. I’ve worked door-to-door selling Bibles and I even sold soap with Amway in the early 90’s. I’ve invested in multiple businesses, the stock market and real estate, where I have made and lost money. Today, I earn my living as a financial consultant where I teach others how to protect and create multiple sources of income.
Through all of these experiences I have continued my education. I’ve purchased literally hundreds of books, cd’s and training programs on finance, business and success. And, if I had it to do over again, I would. You see, these investments were in myself. They were an investment in my knowledge, and this knowledge can never be taken away from me.
In reality, you can learn everything you need to know about business and finance by simply reading. You can get the equivalent of a college degree or even a doctorate by visiting your local library, and it’s free! Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said, “You are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, but I may add one thing more, “the places you go.”
By simply reading 15-30 minutes per day, you can read a book per month. That means you could read 10 books per year! That’s more than 95% of the population and that would provide you with expert knowledge. You can use this expert knowledge to build your fortune. Once you have educated yourself properly you can determine the business that’s right for you.
When choosing or starting any business, you’ll want to keep these 2 things in mind:
1. Do what you enjoy
2. Find a starving audience
“The biggest mistake people make in life is NOT making a living at doing what they most enjoy.” ~Malcolm Forbes
One of the best options for starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is network marketing. Network marketing companies typically have a low-cost of entry and provide excellent training.
Network marketing may not be for everyone. The important thing is to do your research and look for a company that provides a product you believe in. You’ll also want to look at the people behind the company and their background. It is also important to choose a product that provides a benefit that is a solution to a problem.
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Probably the greatest benefit of network marketing is that you can work from home, part-time. So, you don’t have to quit your day job until you have created the income you desire. Another great benefit is that you can potentially earn more part-time from home than you can full-time at a normal job.
Regardless of where you are in life, you can change today! You don’t have to depend on, or wait for anyone to improve your life and reach your financial goals.
Follow these 6 Steps to Create Success as an Entrepreneur:
1. Create Your VISION
2. Determine Your WHY
3. Develop a PLAN
4. Take ACTION
5. Become a LEADER
6. Take RESPONSIBILITY
If you follow these steps and make the commitment to follow through on each one, you will be successful. Take each step, tailor them to you, and write them down. Then read them aloud every day with passion and desire because when you do, you will achieve your goals!
Until next time, Go For It!