WHAT DO ALL entrepreneurs have in common? They came to a point in their lives where they understood they would never reach their dreams and truly live the lives they wanted by working for someone else….so they took a stand to live the life they truly wanted and started their own business.
I took that same stand over 30 years ago, and it has been one of the most incredible, rewarding experiences of my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing. So, what about you? Where do you stand on this issue? Do you want to work for an employer the rest of your life, settling for what the employer wants to pay you, giving you the number of holidays they assign, missing out on precious time with your family, working long hours, commuting through traffic and weather conditions, being stressed….do any of these things ring true with you?
Are you ready to start your own business? Have you thought about this before? Why haven’t you taken action yet? What is stopping YOU from truly living the life you deserve? Take a good hard look at this, and ask yourself “why haven’t I started my own business yet?”
Now, what was your answer? I can almost guarantee that it has something to do with limiting beliefs, self doubts or fear. Or maybe you are waiting for the “right time”. Society has bought into the idea that you should go to school, graduate and get a good job you can stay at until you retire. Why is this? This is the way we are conditioned. Limiting beliefs, self doubts and fear stop people from striving for their dreams. Those are the very things that hold people back their entire lives….always waiting for the “right” time. I can tell you from personal experience, there is no right time. It is often through the worst time to take this step, that is the biggest breakthroughs and results come from.
In the industrial era, we needed people to be the “workers”, so manufacturers could meet their demands for product. We are not in the industrial era any longer. This thinking is still being instilled in society, however, it is not serving society. We have young people graduating with degrees that cannot find work, despite their degree. We have mature workers being downsized or laid off. Some have gone through this 3-4 times in the last 10 years, yet still believe they need a company to provide “job security”. We have boomers that are not ready to retire because they need to keep a revenue stream flowing. There is no job security today! The only security there is, is the willingness to step out of the comfort of what we have been taught, and be willing to take full responsibility for creating our own work.
Understand, this does not mean building a multi million $ business with massive investment. There is always going to be an investment to start any business, but there are millions of options for those that are willing to think outside the box and create their own work. It may be something as simple as selling products on Etsy. I just read an article about a young woman that is earning over 1 million dollars selling on Etsy. Everything starts with an idea….
Our school systems teach young people that working a job is the way to create a successful life….in reality it is creating a life of mediocrity, financial struggle and limitations. But people keep doing it and repeating the cycle of stress, long hours, no family time, limited vacation time and poor wages.
It is easy to break free and create a life of freedom…..all you need is a mentor to show you the way. It starts with making a decision that you want a better lifestyle….a lifestyle of abundance, wealth, fun and freedom.
You will never create wealth working a job. Entrepreneurs understand this….now that you understand this, you have a choice….a choice to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results, or a choice to go out and start your own business and start living the life that you truly want. What do you choose?
Reach out to Debbie personally if you would like assistance in developing the critical mindset necessary for success as an entrepreneur. She works with entrepreneurs, provides corporate training for businesses and works with the educational sector to develop strong, self reliant entrepreneurial leaders. You can reach Debbie directly by email: Debbie@TheSuccessEducator.com, by phone 1-800-576-2917
Debbie Ruston - Entrepreneur - International Trainer, Visionary Leader