It was Harv Eker, a North American that said “everything is created twice. First on the inside, and then on the outside. First in the mind and then in reality.” This statement sums up the reason why you need to have your business and principles in alignment with your purpose.
Building a business around your passion can spur on the creative imagination that cultivates a better you. Your occupation will subtly echo your core, so setting up a business on something you do not value may wind up being a costly disaster.
The Powerful Synergy Of Drive And Business
Sometimes fear is the greatest obstacle that hinders people from taking massive action and stepping out of the “matrix” by grabbing charge of their destiny. Whether it is fear of failure, fear of not having enough experience, fear of being too young or too old; people day in and day out trot along suffering from the case of the “what if’s”. Remember age ain’t nothing but a number.
- Steve Jobs was a school dropout and fired by Apple before the age 30
- Leo Goodwin found Government Employer’s Insurance Company at the age of 50
- At 35, Reid Hoffman found LinkedIn
- Leanna’s hair was founded by Leanna Archer when she was just 9.
Obviously, no age is too young or old to start a business, as long as you are driven about your endeavor. When you step into your purpose, construct a plan and go after it with total perseverance you can achieve your dreams. Napoleon Hill provides a complete breakdown of this process in The Law of Success; it is a must read!
Why Is Personal Development Important?
Struggles can create insecurities that conflict with one’s strengths. In other words; if you have problems with financial discipline and time management yet you are the number one at the tile laying game in your area potential clientele may frown upon hiring you. Trust is important. When you are seen as being unbalanced, then that depletes the “trust bank” as Steven Covey Jr. would say. This is why you should take your personal development seriously.
You are partially perfect, a work in progress! Whether it is an app, service, class or book, there are plenty of tools out there that can aid where you are weak. Make the words Earl Shoaff told Jim Rohn your own, “If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
How To Turn Your Startup Ideas Into Reality
Simply put: your company is a reflection of you, and as it grows, it magnifies that reflection. With this idea in mind, you have to be certain that your business is in absolute alignment with your “why”. Discovering your “why” is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. The steps to bringing this out and starting a solid business plan are as follows:
1. Expand The Knowledge Of Your Passion
Being eager about wanting to do something is obviously not enough, of course. You need to expand your knowledge by reading books, attending seminars and, if possible, hire a mentor that has been successful in the same or a similar field you are aspiring to.
2. Identify A Problem in The Market Your Company Can Solve
Every successful business solves a problem. Steve Jobs solved the problem of more flexible mobile phones. Mark Zuckerberg solves the problem of linking up through social networks.
3. Determine Your Target Audience
The clearer you understand your clientele the faster your business will grow. Narrowing your focus to a particular audience that will purchase your service and/or product will make you more money in the long run.
4. Have A Marketing Strategy
Whether you are selling goods or a service, you need to stand out from the crowd because the truth is you probably will not be the only one that appeals to your target audience. You have to convince them that you are offering something beyond what they are already accustomed to.
Where Do You Want To Be In Five Years?
Always have a plan of where you want your company to be at a particular point in time. Remember that if your home based business has a problem in a particular area, chances are, you will find that you have a similar issue in your personal life. This is why it is no accident that owners of successful businesses are constantly developing themselves as individuals and you should too.