You are starting your race. You've got everything ready to go, the drive, commitment and determination to get your new business going. You've got all the tools at your disposal and excited to get that cash in the door, meet new people and put your best offer in front of them. That excitement is great and those beginning the online venture must take that excitement and write down their experiences, because in reality, that excitement will go away within a heartbeat. 2-3 months down the track, you will be tested as a entrepreneur, especially whether or not you will follow through with your initial commitment.
Patience is the biggest virtue to have as an entrepreneur. So many people that leap into starting any business, seem to lack the character or determination to withstand the challenges they'll face. You WILL lose at times... You'll experience Amazing Wins as well. It's about having the resilience of getting through those challenging times that builds character when starting out or even as a seasoned entrepreneur.
Getting through the initial stages, you invest in traffic, feeling you are going 'all-in' and risking it to making big to start. You have put your future on the line to change the lifestyle you want. You've thrown it all in, with your fingers crossed. then YOU FAIL. The money has run out, you've lost it all and now you have nothing to continue the traffic to your business. No foundation work was supplanted to ensure you have built your customer base, no following, whether it's through building a social media presence or simple email marketing. It's like starting the marathon with a full on sprint and you can't finish the race.
I want to teach you a few simple strategic ways for you to Win at building patience, as well as ensuring you build the foundations you need to be successful online.
WRITE IN A JOURNAL WHY YOU STARTED
This is probably the most vital way to rekindle that fire when you are started to lose the desire or commitment. There are times it's important to refresh our memory on why we started in the first place! Just follow these 2 simple steps to get that journal going:
WORK A 9-5 WHILE YOU BUILD A BUSINESS
Most people these days seriously look for a quick buck or have the expectation to have the world handed to them and if they spend money on a business, they expect immediate results and a bank account that looks like their phone number. This DOES NOT happen that way. Business takes time and it takes PATIENCE! You need to ensure your own financial stability and cover your own ass while you build your business. My recommendation is that you work a 9-5 job that will allow you to build on your business. Aim for these types of jobs:
If you ever feel like having a chat about how you should or approach starting your business, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My ultimate goal is wanting everyone to succeed at their business!