If you’ve made a resolution to start a business in 2012 you might want to re-think it.
I’m not saying that starting a business is the issue, but in order to achieve success, which naturally is the idea behind it, you have to ‘make’ that happen based on making sound decisions and practicing ‘sticktoitism’.
“Resolutions” as many of us know are most often taken far too lightly these days. Don’t know why to be honest; I think some people just feel good to state they’ve made one. The problem is they often fade to the back burner by the end of January and frankly it just wont do you a scrap of good as a new entrepreneur unless you’re really serious about it!
You see, I truly believe than ANYONE can achieve success in anything IF they TRULY want to.
Often people make resolutions that they really don’t want to make but they do anyway only to quit all together once they start to slide backwards. The things is… we all know that letting a resolution dwindle is somehow forgivable and it’s doubtful that …. in lets say… “June” our friends are going to say “hey… how’s that resolution going anyway?”
When it comes to starting a business, I think a sound commited decision needs to be made… on purpose, regardless of time of year, etc. Oh I know January 1 is a great time to start but I do feel it needs to be taken more seriously as to me it’s something that will last for years to come.
The beauty is that we live in a time where it has never been so easy and affordable, particularly with the access to the World Wide Web. We can ‘decide’ to start a business at any moment in any day. Look online and you will realize if you do some research how lucky we are to have such a plethora of opportunity for us to make some positive life changes… and we truly can claim our piece of that potential abundance as long as we are 100% committed.
I’m not meaning to imply the “success part” is easy. Success in anything is always the same and takes dedication.
ALL successful entrepreneurs have worked hard and I don’t think you would ever find one of them who would say it was a walk in the park and success just occurred with no effort on their part. (I know this is a blow for those who seem to think you can actually earn money doing nothing).
Admittedly and unfortunately, many people actually do think the internet is a free for all and it’s all because of a dishonest segment of internet marketers who promote business ideas online and fluff things up to give the impression that the sky will open and money will fall from it the moment you join them… but the truth is… it’s not the truth.
You will of course then find people who hammer the point that it does take work and while stating this home truth is definitely admirable, you can’t let this put you off either as it really can be quite enjoyable work.
I believe than anything worth achieving will take work and to achieve success by starting a business is completely doable if you use a bit of common sense and take consistent action. After all, we all have the power of choice to create change for the better so why not invest some serious effort into something that can serve you well for years to come?
It doesn’t matter ‘what’ you promote either; whether it’s a Multi Level Marketing opportunity, a Direct Sales Opp., or even if you have an offline business… the bottom line is you just need to get out there and ‘market’ on a consistent basis just the same as any other business.
In this day and age regardless of the route you choose, network marketing plays a very important part… and while I realize you might be thinking I’m talking solely about MLM Biz Opportunities…(because I used the term ‘Network Marketing”)…. I’m not.
What I am saying that even if you have an ‘offline’ business and want to gain exposure online, you will have to ‘network’ and you will have to ‘market’ to get in front of as many eyeballs as you can and “make a noise” (so to speak) in order to get noticed so others know you exist and you are willing and able to provide your product or service.
Now before you start getting all excited and start shouting about your venture like “the great I am”… you don’t want to do that either. You just want to let people know you are there, make a few friends and stay visible as an active part of your community. (This really is my favourite part to be honest).
You could be marketing dog biscuits for all that matters and if you play your cards right, you will stay at the forefront of peoples minds and they will think of you when Fido needs a treat!
Lets face it, if nobody knows you exist, it’s going to be pretty lonely in your neck of the woods isn’t it? so really the concept is nothing but common sense.
If there’s one thing I know well from starting from ground zero is that getting started, taking action and making a solid decision to stick with it for the long haul in most cases will cause the Law of Compensation to kick in.
Naturally there are never any set in stone guarantees in anything in but I can guarantee that if you don’t get on your horse and make a start….“thinking” about it won’t change a thing.
There are enough people online who provide awesome information and services to help you get started. If you’re stuck it’s time to cowboy up, suck it up, ask for help if you need it and start moving forward with purpose. (You have to start somewhere).
After all, “if you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten!”
If you’ve made a resolution to start a business this year, yet you’re over thinking it to death, make a decision to take action ASAP. Hey, you never know, it just could be the best move you have ever made and even change your life. Remember, you stand the same chances of achieving success as any of us who have gone before you.