In the interests of being upfront with you, I want to share the side of online business entrepreneurship which rarely gets talked about. The darker side…
Let’s be honest, the internet is awash with slick glossy video ads showing people enjoying a free and flexible lifestyle having seemingly built an online business with ease.
You may have seen online ads where people show off their expensive cars, or talking about their financial achievements by the pool of a stunning beach location.
It may look exciting and impressive and those people have probably earned all the things they’re showing you but what you don’t see, is the amount of hard work it took to get them to that point.
Because if it was that easy, why isn’t everyone doing it right?
Well, the truth is…esp. now that social media and the internet are a lot more accessible than ever before a hell of a lot of people are doing it…but very few last or make it…because it’s SERIOUSLY HARD.
Yes there are unbelievable opportunities available to us (more than ever) in this new digital economy. And yes it’s easier than it’s ever been in modern history to connect with an entire global audience and make a staggering amount of money for comparatively little effort compared to the world our parents and grandparents lived in.
An inescapable fact, is that you still have to build a business.
And building a business comes with many challenges that will try to block, obstruct, defy, demoralise, deny and defeat you.
You’ll probably want to quit (repeatedly).
You may be criticized by those around you including people close to you who may doubt you, or just take a step back from supporting you.
You’ll probably start to doubt yourself (constantly).
You’ll have to overcome dark emotions like fear, anxiety, overwhelm etc…
You’ll feel way out of your depth (most of the time).
You’ll lose sleep.
You’ll have to learn tremendous willpower to summon energy, sometimes when you have very little left to give.
You’ll have to learn how to keep calm and steady, when all you want to do is run, hide or panic.
You’ll have to learn to ignore the negative voices in your head, you’ll have to learn to trust your heart, trust your instinct…and trust yourself.
I could go on. But I think you get the picture.
So although the gloss and glamour of starting and growing a successful online business attracts a lot of people to start it…the reality is that very few will ever make it.
Why? Because only a small percentage of people on the planet are crazy enough to put themselves through all the above.
But for the few of us who do, the rewards are immense and ridiculously vast…for the same reasons (in reverse)…there is so much wealth to be had, because very few make it to the end to enjoy the rewards.
And btw I’m not just talking about money – I’m also talking about who you have to become in order to succeed. To become the kind of person who succeeds, you have to become unstoppable, unbreakable and unwavering in all areas of your life.
You’ll have to develop a ‘core’ and foundation so strong, storms cannot break you.
And when that happens (and only when that happens), will the universe open up and ‘make way’ for you. There will be no more limits to what you can achieve.
People who don’t have an entrepreneurial spirit and who won’t ever make it tend to say things like…
95% of new businesses fail within the first 2 years, so it’s likely you’ll fail too.
Is there luck involved?
Succeeding as an entrepreneur has very little to do with ‘luck’ and everything to do with persistence, resilience and perseverance. Every single person who has ever made it, did so because they NEVER stopped trying and doing, no matter what stood in their way.
And every single person who never made it, failed because they gave up, if not at the first hurdle then somewhere along the way, when things got too tough.
If more people knew it was less about chance and luck and more about persistent, steady action, then we’d see more and more people making it as entrepreneurs.
The harder you work on developing yourself, the better you get, and the better you get, the more “lucky breaks” you get. And it all starts with positive, affirmative ACTION repeated consistently over time, until the goal is achieved.
So here’s my message to you…
Are you crazy enough to go down this path? Where challenges, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, judgement, doubt, criticism, lack of sleep and a whole raft of other challenges and tests will come your way at every turn?
Am I making it sound attractive enough yet?
IF the outcome and reward at the end of overcoming your challenges is to achieve total freedom and the ability to raise the quality and standard in ALL areas of your life, then you’ll probably see the rewards as (more than) worth the challenge.
That’s also why I became involved with the SFM.
Fyi, I was never promised an easy ride, but I see the reward of making it through the challenges and struggles and coming out the other side as being totally worth all of the hard work I need to put in.
Join me and get started now, right here.
The only time that we ever have and truly ‘own’, is this moment. The present moment. Right now.
Remember, circumstances will never be perfect and all the roads you have yet to travel esp if they’re to destinations as yet unknown will be scary at first. But if you wait for circumstances to be perfect or for absolute certainty before embarking on your journey, you may be waiting to get going…for the rest of your life.
If you want something different from your life, you have to do something different. It’s time to start taking different actions if you want to see different results.
Find out what the SFM and its community of entrepreneurs can do for you by getting started here.
And you know what? If it’s really not for you, there’s a 30-day money back guarantee. So there’s absolutely zero risk.
Are you worth investing $30 (£24) in?
Are you going to wait for perfect conditions and circumstances? Or are you going to be bold, be an action taker and take the first step towards changing your life today…
To your success,
Mark is an online consultant, entrepreneur and marketer living in London. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, produced several music albums released on iTunes and helps people turn their interests and passions into an online business.