Do you want to have unlimited time and money? That seems like an easy answer, right? I read articles, talk to people, watch videos and they all say the same thing. To accomplish this type of life you need to be your own boss, run your own business. What they don't tell you is how hard being your own boss is. It is not only about the time you need to put into your business but also the research that needs to be done to try and not lose all your money. That of course is if you currently have any money. Don't forget about the pressure of owning your own business and putting other peoples lives in your hands financially and mentally. This cannot be understated, running your own business will take a toll on your mental, physical and spiritual self. Being a business owner is not for the faint heart. Has this scared you yet? If the answer is yes, probably a good idea for you to find a new goal and dream. If the answer is no, then please read on.
I love hearing stories of business owners who had nothing and made something amazing. The truth is all of those stories, these business owners all failed more than once. The important part when starting your own business is that you do not give up after one, two, three, or 10 failures. You have to keep trying until you find the right idea during the right time in the right place. I am a huge Tony Robbins fan, seriously he has some great stuff. His story is remarkable and always inspiring. One of my favorite talks from Tony Robbins is about raising the bar on your new standard. If you want something in life, the truth is that you have got to raise your standard of what you are willing to accept. Whenever I am struggling with projects, time or just getting things done I think of Tony Robbins. When my standards are where my goals are then I am unstoppable at succeeding!
If you dream of something different, whatever you reasons are: more time, more money, satisfaction, then raise your standards. I am currently on business number 5, I am not counting all the ideas that never amounted to taking the plunge into being a business owner because that is way too many! Although this life can be hard, tiring, and absolutely stressful I would not choose to have it any other way. I not only love being in charge of my own destiny but I love doing things for other people. Being a business owner gives me the opportunity to choose this life everyday. I don't believe everyone should be a business owner or that it guarantees you a certain life but for me it is my end goal. Working for myself and achieving my goals and desires is the ultimate dream. So if you are thinking about starting your 1st, 5th, or 20th business my advice is make sure you really want this life because it is okay if you don't. There are many jobs that you can set your own schedule and make lots of money with less stress. If you like punishment:) then take the plunge and do it. Your reason for why is everything! This will drive you forward whether you fail or succeed.
I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on owning a business. As always lets chat over a cup of fresh roasted BFF Coffees:)