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Life leads you to believe that you have to finish school to find a good job, in order to live a good life.
You continue to work at that "good job" for many years until retirement.
While working this job, you have to ask another person for vacation time or have to call out sick when you are not feeling well.
Some jobs have mandatory overtime - not giving you the choice - which means more time away from your family. Even though it also means more money, is it really worth it?
Then, when you retire, you hope your not too old to be able to enjoy life the way you want. And even if you're not too old to live life to the fullest, you may not even be financially stable enough to really enjoy it.
That is not life for me. That is not the life I want for my family.
Yes, I want to enjoy my life and be able to take care and provide for my family.
But after many years of working at a job - which by the way only means you're Just Over Broke - I knew I wanted better, not only for myself but for my family.
Not only did I want better but I knew I could create a better life for me and my family.
Do not get me wrong, I am not a lazy person by any means. I do not mind working for years. But spending more time at a job than with my children was destroying me, it started to feel as though someone else was raising my children. I knew I had to do something.
I have always loved creating things, trying to figure things out, researching, making things better, helping others be positive, and so forth.
Throughout my entrepreneurship journey I began learning about the entrepreneurial mindset. Which I later learned that we ALL have but most of us do not hone into it, do not know we even have it, or simply do not care.
Do you know what the entrepreneurial mindset is?
Many believe it is simply the mindset of an individual who owns his or her own business.
But it's not!
Having an entrepreneurial mindset is about how one looks at the world. It's a way of thinking.
Having the entrepreneurial mindset means that you think outside of the box.
The word "can't" does not exist in your vocabulary.
The word "impossible" means, "I'm possible."
And yes, although it's important to start young, it's NEVER too late. Do not use your age as an excuse.
Feel like you do not have the education or skills needed to succeed?
You better stomp on that feeling, kick it out the door, and leave it there! Believe it or not, there are many entrepreneurs who do not have the education or skills in their chosen field but yet they are still successful. Yes, it is true!
Because of their entrepreneurial mindset. Yes, it is that strong.
When you have an entrepreneurial mindset, you allow yourself the freedom to make mistakes and treat those mistakes as learning opportunities. You value the process of learning and find yourself doing things that you did not even think you could or were capable of.
Entrepreneurship is messy and often misunderstood. Almost like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, that's scattered all over the floor. But if you focus and persevere you will have put together a great looking puzzle that you can feel proud of and even display.
We, as humans, are all unique. But there are some characteristics that successful entrepreneurs share. Remember that the same way you can (and should) develop an entrepreneurial mindset, these characteristics can be developed as well.
You are responsible for yourself, your decisions and your actions. No one is perfect, you will make mistakes. Everyone does.
Sorry if I'm being too blunt with what I'm about to say, but nobody cares. Nobody cares about your excuses. No time, no money, no supportive people around you? Well guess what? Nobody cares. Your "excuses" may not be your fault but you have to realize that they are your responsibility and yours alone.
You can not blame anyone or anything else but yourself.
If you do not like something in your life, change it!
You have that power. You are the superhero of your life. You CAN make it happen!
As an online entrepreneur you must be flexible and open to change. The world changes every day. Therefore, you have to be flexible and embrace changes you will surely encounter on your journey. Know that you are capable of overcoming any obstacles you encounter.
Many entrepreneurs are determined individuals. Never take "no" for an answer.
My determination helps me stay motivated even after a few failed online business attempts. My determination allows me to move forward, learn from mistakes, and continuously believe in myself.
This is true for many entrepreneurs and it should be for you too.
Being an online entrepreneur requires a lot of work.
Online entrepreneurship can be overwhelming so be sure you know what you are getting into. It's not as easy as some may want you to believe.
Depending on what type of online business you get into you will have to do many things to get your business going, such as email marketing, social media posting, interacting with your audience, creating banners, ads, images, videos, and more.
In conclusion, developing the entrepreneurial mindset is one of the most (if not the only most) important thing you have to strive for when on an online entrepreneurship journey.
Actually, you should strive to develop this kind of mindset for your life, regardless. It will allow you to continuously improve your chances of success.
Never stay in your comfort zone. Don't be afraid of failure. Look at failures or mistakes as what they are: learning experiences. Anticipate problems and create solutions.
No one is born with this mindset, you have to work on it and I promise you that in the end you will have no regrets.
By the way, just incase you were wondering why I used an image of a lion for this topic - it's because the lion represents courage and strength.
Having an entrepreneurial mindset means you have courage in the face of fear and failure - allowing you to keep moving on - and the strength to crush all obstacles that come in your way.