3 Business Lessons I Learned Early On
I have always wanted to own my own business even before I was legally able to own my own business. It was because of this passion that I started learning from others as early on as possible. Whether I was taking advice from the local bakery owner or the insurance agent driving the Porsche, I just wanted to soak it all in while I was still young enough to change my way of life.
I have run into a lot of people that ask me why I chose the life I did and to tell you the truth, I chose the life I did because I wanted to do things my way. I didn’t want to work for somebody else and only have so much potential within a company. I have learned a lot of different lessons throughout my life and none of them are as important as the 3 that I listed below.
Just do yourself a favor and make sure you remember the 3 business lessons that I learned very early on.
3 Business Lessons I learned Early On
Work On Your Own Ideas – One of the most important lessons that I learned early on was to work on your own ideas. I say this because I had a choice to make when I first started blogging, I could write for other people or I could build my blog. I chose to build my own blog and I have not regretted it ever since. I know a lot of people that took the other route and are making good money by writing for other bloggers but that wasn’t something that I wanted to do. Yes, writing for somebody else will get you money today, but I wanted to build more of a passive income.
Dream Big – Is your dream to own a small business or one that is big and makes millions of dollars every month? Whether you really want to run a business that is so big or not doesn’t really matter, what matters is that you have high hopes for your business and are shooting for the stars. Don’t be like so many people and just look to make your business slightly profitable, try to make your business a money machine.
Work Hard Play Harder – This is not only something that I learned; it is something that many business owners have learned as well. The idea behind working hard and playing harder is that you work hard enough to give yourself the opportunity to play. A lot of people that work a regular 9-5 job don’t have this opportunity because no matter how hard they work, they will never get any further at their current position. One piece of advice that I have for you is to make sure you setup your time when you plan on playing. By figuring out when you will play, you can then determine just how hard you must work and for how long. Trust me, this is what several business owners have told me and it does work.
Every business is different and because of that you need to learn to adapt. I know that I have had some business ideas that were not very good; however, I worked hard at everything that I did and because of that I was able to take the bad ideas and turn them into a positive somehow.
So, if you have a business or want to own your own business, then make sure you remember and understand each one of the lessons that I learned early on. I know they might not mean a whole lot to you right now but I guarantee that they will later on.
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