Talk to majority of employees and you’ll find some of them would definitely come up with a dream of starting their own business. Since I’m building an online MLM business, I can relate these few points in building the right mindset in any business.
1. Business Is Not Employment
If you are still working with other people, do not treat your business like your job.
In the office, you will most likely be told to do your own tasks or assignments and they’ll be people setting up goals and directions for you. These goals and directions will align with the company growth – not your own personal financial growth. So, what plans do the company have for you? Not much!
However, in building your online business, you have to set your mind about where, when and what you want to achieve in life – meaning that goal setting-and-getting is your job.
You have to set your goals, strategize and work towards getting those goals on your own (with the help of your business team, of course). There will be no one forcing you to do any specific tasks in an online business and you won’t get penalized for not completing your tasks – but you have to remember that your income in any online program will not grow if you don’t grow.
So, treat your online business as your future investment.
2. Doing Half-heartedly Doesn’t Count
What’s the worst that you can get if you work half-heartedly at job? Not much if your boss doesn’t know that you are not giving your 100%. As long as you can deliver what’s expected from you, you are safe. Come back tomorrow and you are still at work.
It can be tough at times when you build an online home based business while still working – not only in terms of consistently getting the income but also in terms of giving attention to your business.
I still remember a quote from Robert Kiyosaki on a website. He suggests to keep your daytime job while starting a business part time mostly because of the experience. He says, “Not only will you learn about business, you will learn a lot about yourself,”
Since you already make certain amount of money every month from your job, a little income from your home based business seems trivial. But, it will grow bigger once your business starts to grow big.
However, this does not mean that you will put only a little effort in growing your business.
You would probably have heard that most wealthy people work harder than those who have jobs, but how do you build a business when you are still at work 9 to 5?
The key is to keep yourself disciplined and do the right things to grow your business consistently. If it takes 2 to 3 hours a day from your spare time to
build your business, then use those hours effectively to build your business.
Doing the right things for your business only for 2 to 3 hours a day does not mean you are doing half-heartedly. It means you’re giving a 100% on a limited half-time you have for your future.
3. Grow yourself more than you grow your business
That is right!
You can grow your business to a million dollar empire but you should know that your first million can go down the drain overnight because of a lot of factors.
What do normally business people do when that happens?
They get back up and build a bigger business because they are equipped with what it takes to be successful.
This includes sharpening your skills in networking, sales, communication and other areas of personal growth.
Most people with employee mentality will probably feel frustrated and unmotivated with failures and give up the first time business turns sour. They do not know what to do next when it happens.
Well-equipped business people know that failures are just temporary. It is like a stepping stone for them to elevate to a higher ground.
The friendship, self-motivation, business networking and sales skills will take them anywhere they want to go and build a new business in a more powerful way. The last temporary hiccup was actually their biggest lesson for them to grow to even smarter entrepreneurs.
Even when they are successful, they will keep on learning to grow themselves for greater challenges in the future.
In short, great business leaders are life-long personal development students.
Now, let’s close it by a quote from Jim Rohn that I love so much.
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
Interpret it well and it won’t be surprised why the most respected business philosopher, Jim Rohn himself, said like that about personal development.