It’s been a while! I’ve been bouncing around with a few new ideas and I finally got my mind back on track, I’m sure I’m not alone in this. So to those that read my last post “An Underused Guide to Build Online Business Ideas”, this will be a motivational boost for those that are having trouble. If you haven’t read it yet, go for it!
I’m curious to know that who out of all the readers actually went through that process, if not, maybe something similar. There’s always a time in your newly acquired entrepreneurial path that you sit down and come up with some elaborate plan of action. Many people go through this once and they strike gold and continue on to fulfill their dreams and start making cash. To those people, congratulations! If it’s not too much to ask I would love to hear your success stories in the comments below.
For those of you that went through the whole process and got nowhere, don’t put yourself down. It’s easy to assume that when something goes wrong once, that you’re a failure and quickly decide that this isn’t the path for you. Sorry to tell you, but you’re wrong. There’s a reason why the idea of starting up something on your own is of great interest to you. This urge comes from something deep down inside you, something in your subconscious that’s waiting to tap into your hidden creativity and make something awesome. Just because something doesn’t work out as planned with your first run, doesn’t mean anything. Seriously. Think of it as getting rid of the trash before you hit the jackpot.
I can get into detail about how all these big names like Starbucks, Oprah Winfrey, Adobe etc all started off on the wrong foot and “look at them now”. By all means if you’d like go read up on that, those stories are quite inspirational. For now I’d rather focus on my own personal journey, mostly because I feel like it will be more relatable, especially if you’re just starting off.
When I first started Monkeys at Work it was with the intention to have an all in one services website that offered ANYTHING a business needed. I worked on that idea for 6 months (not including the other year I spent on it under another name) and where did I get? Absolutely nowhere.
Then I decided I want to have a place where I can provide coaching tips and motivational words to help startups and small business owners build their way up from the bottom. This idea isn’t completely gone and you can see from the first few blog posts. I started this in November.
I then wanted to completely switch gears, for absolutely no reason, and launch a course on “how to build your own website from scratch”. Where did this idea come from? Greed. I figured everyone was doing it and it was an easy way to make money. So I started off with a E-commerce giveaway to test if I can gain an interest. To be honest the turnout was awesome but I quickly realized that this isn’t what I want to do. Boom, road block. I could continue on this path but there’s no meaning behind it for me. This is when I realized I had to stay true to what I valued and not compromise that for anything, no matter what the pay check.
Does this mean I’m a quitter? No. If this is happening to you does it mean you’re a quitter? Does it mean you’re not good enough? You don’t have what it takes? Absolutely not. Remember, you chose to start this journey for a reason. There’s a raging potential inside all of you that’s just waiting for the right moment to expose itself. It could happen right away, it could take time. Whatever the situation may be, just keep on going. If you get knocked down just pick yourself back up and come back 10x stronger. After every failure is a lesson learned, remember that. You want to become an entrepreneur because you know subconsciously you have the strength to do it, now it’s time to prove it to yourself.
If you’re feeling stuck with your business idea and feel like you need a boost, contact me and I’ll try to help you out as best as possible!
Have a good one 🙂