Many people will roll their eyes when you say you want to start your own business... It's "been done before," Most businesses "fail." But that shouldn't deter you from getting closer to your dreams; Many people are so negative in the world. And they truly don't want you to succeed they want you stuck at your job for the rest of your life.
Ignore Their Claims.
Many people will claim things that aren't true; They put you down.
Do you know what you should do? Research, Research, Research.
- They may claim that every idea you have "won't work." How do they know? Have they tried it first hand? Tried it, Exactly the way you have? Don't let those people get you down.
Learning From mistakes is overrated!
A lot of self-help people claim that making lots of mistakes is a good thing; I have made millions of mistakes. But it doesn't always make you "better" or "stronger." In some cases, I've found my self-knowing I "screwed" up. But I sit their stupidly trying to find out where I went wrong, And I can't pinpoint it. You can also learn from OTHER PEOPLES mistakes, Which will allow you to grow faster without losing money or resources.
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Fail early, and often.
Lets just get all the failure over with. Make a million mistakes right now, that way down the road, When your business is bigger, you won't be making those dumb mistakes anymore.
Success is the REAL motivation.
When you fail, you may not feel very motivated. When you are successful, you get more motivated. You may go nuts when you are successful. When you see those numbers in the bank account, you'll work harder!
Planning is guessing!
I'm going to sound like James Altucher by saying this. Lol. But you can't predict the future; You won't know what happens tomorrow. It's quite reassuring to fill out your planner, That's why I do it. I like to feel like I have a grip on the future, I know whats going to happen. But the truth is, You NEVER know what will happen. When you plan, you are making educated guesses. That's it.
You could die tomorrow, you never know!
Too many factors are out of your hands!
Sometimes when I'm throwing a tantrum like a baby, And I'm so stressed I feel like screaming. I have to realize that these are things I have NO CONTROL over. Crying is not going to change anything. Instead, I need to use what I can control as leverage to get what I want.
- The Platform you are using, May changes their rules, Overnight. You have no say in that. You can't force them to change their rules back.
- You may run out of something even though you did inventory properly.
- your employee may screw up badly.
While you can occasionally influence these factors, You cant control anything.
DON'T be a control freak. Relax. Do what you can. And don't let the stress kill you.
Don't rely too heavily on your plans.
Plans change, Factors change, Feelings change!
Don't let your plans blind you. Otherwise, you'll be screwed in the end.
"You have the most information when you are doing something, Rather then when you are preparing for something."
You may be about to go to a job interview, Well you have no idea what the interview will be like, Every interview is different. While you can guess the questions, they are going to ask. You 'll never know for 100% sure what they will ask. Don't be blinded so much by your plans that you have no idea how to answer the questions. This will screw you over.
What will you do this week?
I hate people who only have long term goals.
Sure, You want to buy a car five years from now.
You need short term goals, Or your likely to fail.
Plan what you will do THIS week. And Wing the rest. Or have a somewhat lose goal for the rest.
Having closer goals will make you responsible and force you to work harder RIGHT now to get to them.
It's okay to just "Wing It"
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