During the course of being an entrepreneur online, these last 3+ years, I have met a number of people who wish to be entrepreneurs also, yet many are nothing more than ‘Yabuts”.
Now if wondering what ‘yabuts’ are, they are simply those who despite their deep down desire to succeed … just can’t help but talk themselves out of taking the first step… or doing the work required to become an entrepreneur:
“Yabut” I’m not technical”…
“yabut… I’m not a salesperson”..
“Yabut, I’m not experienced” …
“yabut, all the successful people have always been successful”…
… and on and on the “excuses” go!
Now of course there are many reasons people make these excuses rather than stepping out to make it happen:
There are those who would simply like to find the easiest way to make money online… doing nothing!
Then there are those who can’t see past the fear of failure. These people are not always necessarily lacking in self worth, sometimes they just lack the guts to try something new in case their friends think they are nuts for starting a business. In other words, they care too much about what others think.
Other excuses include the perceived belief there is too much competition, or again, they need to be a salesperson… or there are too many scams, and so on.
So what does it take to become an entrepreneur?
In my humble opinion you need to suck it up! (Whatever “it” is). You need to drum up the gumption and tenacity and be willing to take risks. You have to want to step out and focus on your goals … despite possible risk.
You must be determined, focused, ambitious and hard working. You must know that you deserve success and believe that anything is possible… IF you try!
You must acknowledge the fact that the world is your oyster and we ALL have to seize opportunities in life.
In other words … you need to step out and walk on the “wild side”! Then grab the world by the short hairs and exercise your power of choice to make changes!!
You must also realize by doing nothing, you will likely miss the boat and never change your circumstances.
If you are a person who TRULY has the burning desire to be an entrepreneur, here are some things to keep in mind.
I do appreciate the fact that you will have to learn a few things… but think about it this way: We all start knowing nothing!! Period!
In other words none of us have the built-in knowledge when we get started in anything. Instead, we ALL have to learn new skills when taking on anything that is new.
It’s no different than starting a new JOB. You have to learn HOW to fulfill your new job description… don’t you?? (I’d be willing to bet you’d never turn a job down simply based on the fact you’ve never done it before!)
You see, you simply have to get started, and when you do, eventually you will learn the required skills and usually within a reasonable amount of time things get easier and eventually become second nature!
Same with being an entrepreneur; the difference here is that working for yourself benefits you… not your boss… and that in itself is priceless!
I also love the fact that once you take the plunge and get the wheels turning you put yourself in full control of your life and future… not to mention, the future of your family if you have one.
Working a J-O-B is not a secure existence for anyone. In this economy even the most stable of companies can face lay offs or even worse, having to close the doors.
The good news is however, that all you have to do is decide to get off your duff and start!
By working towards your goals rather than just ‘thinking’ about it…or worse, talking yourself out of it, you will find there are many options at your fingertips to help you create your own security.
You might find that Affiliate Marketing to be a great option … and one that also gives you a variety of paths to take.
Perhaps if you enjoy writing, freelancing might be a route you would like to go.
Maybe learning how to build a website in order to sell products or market e-books might float your boat.
There really are SO many options… just keep in mind not to be daft and dive in headlong to something that doesn’t tickle your fancy or costs more than you can afford.
Take my word for it: There are literally millions of people who are earning a very comfortable living online… and you can too if you are serious about success.
The option of becoming an entrepreneur (particularly since the awesome internet) is something that is available to anybody who is willing to roll up their sleeves.
Isn’t it time you learned to take control of your life and learn to live in the moment instead of making excuses and being nothing more than a ‘yabut”?
Feel free to contact me at any time to get your questions answered and let’s see if we can’t get you on the road to being an entrepreneur and living life to its fullest?