If you’re ready to build your business but can’t quit your job to focus on it full time, don’t let that get in your way. Some of the greatest online success stories were started by someone working on nights and weekends to grow the work they wanted to do while continuing to support their family with a day job.
Tip #1: Learn To Give Up Control
Yeah, I know – If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, right? WRONG!
I’m a very picky guy when it comes to attaching my name to a product, website or anything else. Because of that, I tend to be the kind of person who wants to oversee everything, and if possible, do everything. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), time is a very limited commodity. It’s necessary to give up control and let others share the load.
Tip #2: Automation Is Your Friend
One of the things I LOVE so much about the Internet and running an online business is that, if done well, automation can be an effective tool for nurturing relationships with your followers and growing your online business. In some ways, automation can make things seem more natural, as contradictory as that might sound.
One of the best decisions I’ve made since starting my online business is starting newsletters using Aweber. However, I didn’t use it to just send content. I used it to nurture relationships with my subscribers to where they felt as if they were getting to know me as a real person.
Do you ever feel held back by past mistakes? Does failing in the past make you reluctant to try again? Creating the life you want isn’t about looking back at a perfect track record – it’s about learning from your experiences and using that new knowledge to build a better future.
We need to understand that we are where we are today because of the decisions we’ve made—decisions about what to focus on, decisions about where to place our priorities, decisions about what things mean and decisions about what to do.
No matter what we have experienced in the past, our history is not our destiny—we all have the power to make new decisions today.
Here’s another way to look at it: Success is a result of good judgment; good judgment is a result of experience, in most cases. And what about experience? Yes, experience is most often a result of bad judgment.
So here’s the good news: The experience gained from bad judgment and bad decisions is unbelievably valuable—it’s priceless! So don’t waste time beating yourself up over poor decisions you’ve made; learn from the experiences.
Really, failure is actually one of the best ways we learn. When people succeed, they celebrate. When they fail, they ponder. They stop and think, What happened here? What could I have done differently? It’s only through self-evaluation that we learn how to make better decisions.
– via SUCCESS
Are there any decisions from your past that have helped you act smarter now? How has your past educated you to lead to a better future?