Starting an online business – when your friends & family think you’re nuts!
So many aspiring entrepreneurs give up on the idea of starting an online business because they lack the support from family and friends and cant seem to muster up their own personal power to do it anyway.
If you find yourself in this same boat, perhaps now would be a good time to reconsider.
The thing is, it’s not necessarily that your friends and family don’t believe in you, they just don’t understand the industry. After all, there are so many tales of ‘scams’ and rip off artists swirling around the internet, that many haven’t seen the real legitimate possibilities of earning online.
I realize this doesn’t offer much comfort, after all having the blessing from family and friends can make the world of difference to your motivation, but the opinions of others should not have such an impact to the point where you lose faith in yourself either.
Though I have so many awesome friends family to cheer me on… I have also experienced many a raised eyebrow myself. Many sceptics nod in slow motion with a glazed over, blank look.
When I’ve tried to explain what it is I do for a living, it’s often like trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole, so I gave up and decided to let my actions speak louder than words!
I experienced a similar situation back in my teens. At a time when my friends were partying and traveling, I decided to buy a house.
At the age of 18, many of them didn’t believe it would happen but it did.
I can’t say I didn’t envy their carefree living back then, but I’m glad I made the decision, even though it was a tough go…. it paid off bigtime.
I’m only sharing this to make a point that if you set your mind to achieve your goals, no matter how impossible it may seem, anything can happen regardless of the opinions of others.
My best advise to you is not to be discouraged and definitely do not allow this to hold you back from your goals either.
Instead of focusing on what others think, and trying to explain what you do, it is better to just plough ahead. It’s no use trying to gain the approval of people who just can’t wrap their heads around it.
If you’re considering starting an online business, you obviously know the power and potential of the internet, and the reason you want to get started and have the inner desire to make it happen. That really is all that matters.
After all, if working online was not worthwhile nobody would be doing it.
You’ve probably heard people say, you should associate with like minded individuals and there is a very good reason for that.
I’m not suggesting you should abandon ship on your friends and family, but if you can’t find these like minded individuals offline, it might be time to get online and start networking with others who have the same aspirations.
There’s a tremendous amount of support available on the internet that will keep your spirits high. We all get where each other is coming from, offer assistance and advice… and know each others “why”.
It’s important to remember also that the best rewards in life come from personal accomplishments.
Sometimes to achieve these accomplishments you have to break free from the status quo in order to open the door to a new way of life and a plethora of possibilities.
If you allow what others think to hold you back, you’ll never know what might have been.
It might be time to toughen up and march to the beat of your own drum. Step outside of the dotted line and take personal responsibility for your own actions and outcome.
Have faith in yourself and discover your personal power. Never let others hold you back.
There is absolutely no reason why you cannot carve out a comfortable living and anew way of life even if you have to fly solo!