This article is for those who have seriously considered the option of owning their own business, becoming self-employed, and determining what their salary is going to look like.
You already figured out that working for a boss for the rest of your life is something that you’re not willing to do. You realize the only way for financial and personal freedom is to own your own successful business.
Despite the fear of change, you fully understand the rationality of this whole concept.
Now you’re ready for the next step and are eager to push things forward, but you don’t really have an idea.
Many thoughts are popping up in your head and it’s so difficult to choose. It seems that for any option that crosses your mind, there are hundreds of “why not” or “why this won’t work” thoughts.
You want to make the right choice so you won’t mess it up and regret your decision later.
Here’s the number one mistakes the newbies do when they start their own business –
They are not passionate about their idea.
This lack of excitement is because they chose this business idea for the wrong reason.
When you decide to invest your energy, your money, your time, and basically your whole self in a business, you want to love what you’re doing.
It’s very simple, but this mindset seems to be missing in many situations.
Passion, excitement and inner fire are 100% imperative for your independent path, especially if you are new to this.
When you start a business for the wrong reasons, the results won’t show.
Wrong results are varying, but the common ones are:
- Focusing only on the final results – getting more money
- Focusing on ideas that don’t appeal to you, but you think there’s a demand for them
- Focusing on yourself and what you’re going to gain out of this
Of course you want to make money out of your business and support yourself successfully, but this should only be the bonus. Money should never be your goal.
Passion about your idea should be your goal. Providing helpful value to as many people as possible should be your goal.
Successful business entrepreneurs always ask themselves, “What additional value can my business bring to my customers?” instead of, “What do I gain out of this?” Stepping out of the narrow “me, me, me” view and seeing your life through a wider lens will attract more positive results, more success and more abundance.
When you open your own business with an idea you’re completely in love with, there are much higher chances of succeeding.
Here are all the benefits you get from an idea that is burning within you-
- You’ll be motivated ALL the time without forcing yourself to act
- You’ll “breathe” your business at any given moment
- You’ll always find new, creative ways to make it bigger and bigger
- You’ll enjoy your life a million times more than if you were not doing what you love
It’s like getting married to your soul mate. When you’re getting married to a person you are absolutely crazy about, you’ll do anything for that person. He/she will be on your mind all the time. You’ll find ways to surprise your lover and maintain your relationship. You’ll put a lot of energy and time into it.
Now imagine when you get married for the wrong reasons. How would your relationship look like? How long do you think it would last? How happy would you be? You know the answers; there’s no need to tell you.
You’re probably thinking, “It’s a nice theory, but what if I can’t open a business with what I’m passionate about?”
Well… you can!
The truth is, you can open any business you desire!
I know a woman who struggled for years with her family about her sexual identity. She got kicked out of her own house. Her parents banned her and felt ashamed she was their daughter.
Now she’s a very successful mentor for teenagers who question their sexuality and are scared to come out.
There is an old married couple who couldn’t have biological kids. They battled for years with the authorities about adoption and finally made it after years of trying. These days, they run a multi-million dollar adoption assistance business for couples who deal with the same issue.
These are only two examples of a long chain of success stories.
Thousands of studies have been made about wealthy people.
There wasn’t only one type of rich person; they were very different when it came to their backgrounds, ethnicity, ages, genders, world views, political views, etc… BUT, research found two main mutual things most of them shared:
- They just LOVED what they did. They had fun with it and enjoyed every single moment of creation.
- The money was NEVER the goal.
When you’re acting out of a place of complete passion, you’ll find a way to make it successful.
You’ll find the right people who will help you and guide you; you’ll find the way to market it and reach your target audience; you’ll find ways to expand it and add different features and values. The reason you’ll manage to do all that is purely because you love it. Your love will make you commit to it and do whatever it takes to push your business to the next level.
It’s ok if you don’t have any ideas that come across your mind right now.
If you look deep down, you can find at least one thing you are good at and that you love.
It might take you time to come up with something, and that’s fine. Take as much time as you need and focus your energy on finding the right thing for you.
Make it clear that you want to own a business you are passionate about, and try to be the least stressed about it as you can be.
Stressing out about not finding an idea will energetically push it away from you. Accept the fact that it’s taking time, and embrace the fact that you have all the patience in the world and you’re willing to wait.
When your subconscious mind finally brings it out to the surface – you’ll know.
It will bring it out to the surface only when you’re ready.
When the right idea for you shows up – act on it.