Hola my peeps! I wanted to take a moment and talk about something that’s really big right now: having an online business. We’ve all heard the stories and seen the incredible Instagram photos of how beautiful life is for people with online businesses. They get to set up a system and run it on auto-pilot online, while on vacation at some super exotic location whose name most people can’t pronounce. They make it looks so easy and quick! They take Tim Ferriss’ view of the 4 hour work week and really run with it. “Work from your laptop and be rich in 6 months flat by building an online business on your free time!” This is utter bulls***. I want to take the time and warn all of you: It’s all fake! It’s impossible to build a successful business with such a short amount of time and expect huge results. There’s no way any of this is possible. It’s all a set up for you to buy their product or training. Don’t believe the hype. An online business, just like any other business, takes tons of work and tons of effort. This is not a part-time gig.
Building A Successful Business is HARD WORK
Entrepreneurship is not a joke. Let me repeat that. Entrepreneurship is NOT A JOKE. It takes incredible amounts of hard work in order for you to achieve your goals and dreams. People have this view that running your own business is easy, especially online. News flash! It’s definitely not. Along with hard work, it takes a ton of patience, particularly when you’re first starting out. Nobody knows who you are or if your business is trustworthy. You’re going to have to prove yourself and show the world that you have a very respectful and authoritative business in your industry and that it would be extremely beneficial for someone to work with you or buy your service/product. The great thing about an online business is that you can reach so many people. You have access to so many potential customers that can make your eyes light up! But so does everyone else that has the same business as you do. I guarantee you that there is someone out there that’s working harder and has a few months or years ahead of you and has already established their authority in the market. You better be ready to work hard and compete against these other businesses.
The Most Important Word in Business: HUSTLE
Along with hard work and patience, you better hustle. You better be ready to grind and do whatever it takes to get your business name out there and let people know you’re a force to be reckoned with. There’s a lot of ups and downs when running a business. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur, the low points can way you down. After so many failures, you can feel like giving up. Don’t. Don’t EVER give up on your dreams. Your dreams are what make it all worth it. Don’t ever settle for anything less than what you dream of, no matter what anybody tells you. Pessimism is real and can really affect how you do business and it can stop you from moving forward. You must move passed this! And the best way to combat these negative thoughts is to hustle. Staying busy with focused work keeps your mind right so you can get your grind right. Learn from your failures and keep going.
Gary Vaynerchuck puts its beautifully:
So hustle hard and be willing to put in the work. It definitely won’t be easy. It will be gut-wrenchingly difficult at times. You’ll feel like giving up at least every other day. But keep pushing forward. Protect your mind and keep yourself in that right mindset. The type of focus that Michael Jordan had whenever he stepped on the court, game or practice. The type of focus that knows the hardships are coming and really doesn’t care. You don’t worry about these hardships because you’re ready and willing to take on any challenge that crosses your path. You are ready to become the best and achieve your goals and dreams far more than you ever thought was possible. Keep chasing and sooner or later you’ll get there. And it’s going to be EPIC.
See you at the top!