Why do some individuals succeed with their online business and yet so many budding entrepreneurs fail?
Let’s take for example a group of individuals who have entered the same business at the same time and are required to follow the same steps in order to succeed. Yet, you have a significant number in the group quit, some before they even start. Another significant number fail miserably and eventually quit. There may be another portion of the group who succeed moderately and then still another number who succeed substantially. The latter group tends to be significantly smaller than all the others.
Now note, they all have the same opportunities, the same products to promote and this particular group all started at the same time. I would venture to guess that most started with the same aptitude so why do we continually see the same pattern of success over and over again? They have all been exposed to the same ideas and in essence, they know what to do yet some succeed and others quit.
It is important to note now, the successful individuals share one important trait. That trait: they have simply applied what they have learned.
Almost seems too simple, doesn’t it? But it is a fact.
Whether those who quit found themselves just overwhelmed with all the information they have received or simply found that they were not interested it doesn’t really matter. Realistically that is going to happen. No amount of training is going to change the results. John Levenia explained in his book “Integrity is Everything: Regain Your Natural Ability to Get Everything You Want” that one of the keys to success is that one must first be interested.
He states “interest renders aptitude”. Why is aptitude important?
Aptitude is the driving force that encourages one to apply what they have learned in order to achieve what they have determined to be their end goal.
For yourself, as a budding entrepreneur, you need to ask yourself if you are prepared to be the one to apply the principles being taught and move forward with your business.
One of the shortfalls in today’s societies is that we as individuals have lost our individuality, our drive. We stopped believing that we can make a difference and instead simply do whatever is necessary just to get through each day. Whatever happened to the dreams that we once had? When did we stop believing we could be someone better, do something better, make an impact? Why are we accepting that we will never be any more than whatever we are at this moment?
If you are considering working your own business then you will need to change your attitude. Remember “interest renders aptitude”, so be sure that this is something you really want to do. Your level of interest will co’relate to the effort you will put forth. If you really want to be successful than you will need to be productive.
That will be your first challenge. Determine what it is you want to do, why you want to do it and determine no matter how often you fall down you will pick yourself up and keep going.
- Are you prepared to learn all you need to learn
- Are you willing to figure out what you need to do and actually do it
- Are you prepared to reap your reward, accept the life-changing events that will occur as a result
The ultimate business is simply matching people who want something (a product, service or currency) with people who have that something (a product, service or currency) earning a fee or commission in return. Why is this the ultimate business plan?
There is no limit to what you can make once you have mastered this philosophy. You are not restricted to time. No longer are you tied to a wage or an hourly rate and with the internet, you are not even restricted to your environment. Or better yet you are not even restricted to where you yourself are located.
So, exactly how do you approach the challenge of becoming a successful business person?
Your first step is to redirect your energy. You have either spent the last few years as an employee or a small business owner of a typical brick and mortar business. Your mindset will probably need a significant reboot. Remember, your productivity is crucial, and your productivity is related to your aptitude. You’ve got to really want this.
Before you set off on your own, you will more than likely be a part of a company that pays commission for selling their product. Commonly called an affiliate program. That is okay, as this will give you time to learn, perhaps fall down a few times before you grasp the most meaningful tasks required for you to be successful. Get successful with one company then if you are so inclined and your creative juices have once again begun to flow create your own business. Branch off into other areas that you are truly interested in.
At no time will a business person know everything. The successful business person realizes this the unsuccessful person probably thinks he or she does. Do not fall into this latter category. There are tasks you will learn to implement and there will be tasks you will need help with. When it comes to success, no man is an island.
Outlined in the three properties of meeting your challenge, number one was to be prepared to learn. Your business venture will depend on your knowledge. Your knowledge is your gravy train. No longer is your time going to constrict your earning potential. Stop the employee thinking now.
Keep your sites on your end goal. The concept if you can earn $1.50 for every $1.00 spent and repeat this over and over again is gold. Too often people set their sites on doubling or even tripling their investment immediately. They want to invest a $1,000 but make $10,000. This attitude needs to change. At least in the beginning.
Imagine if you invest $1,000.00 and make $1500.00. Now, imagine if you can do this 10 times every month. Your net result then is $5,000.00 profit each month. Now if this becomes constant you are then ready to invest more, subsequently, make more. You must recognize that even small increments over time will reap huge returns in the long run. So, don’t panic.
You are no longer a wage thinker. Your mindset is to allow your profit to create your fortune.
As you learn what works best, you can weed out the losing propositions and therefore grow your fortune accordingly.
Recognize the costs of business. That includes your education, all travel expenses, and all advertising expenses. Do not nickel and dime yourself. If the cost of traveling across the country means another door is opened for you on your journey then it is worth it. Your mindset must change to that of a business person. You are no longer an employee.
Now, that being said. That means you have accomplished skill number two which was figuring out what you need to do to actually do it.
You are now left with skill number three. Be prepared to change your current situation. Your lifestyle, your thinking, your attitudes towards approaching difficulties will be paramount in achieving true success.
This is where you can appreciate Jim Rohn’s philosophy “you cannot change people, but they can change themselves”. Meaning you have the ability to change, the question is, will you? Your downline or team members are in the same boat. You cannot change them, they are the only ones that can change themselves. Don’t worry about the things you have absolutely no control of.
Your entrepreneurial journey is about to create challenges you never dreamed of. Be prepared, accept them as they come. If your why is great enough and you have created your business plan carefully then you are your only obstacle. As it is so often said, “don’t sweat the small stuff”.
Above all, believe in yourself. Escape from the trap that was set at such a young age and break free from traditional thinking.
There is one other common thread for successful high achievers. They never waiver from their vision. Fight through the downs because the ups are worth it.