In this post I’d like you to get into the meat & potatoes of why you want an internet business. Most of us think that we know what we’re working towards, but do we really? Why do you want to get started? If you already have an online business, what is your goal?
Is it to make a million dollars by the end of the year?
Let’s say that your goal is to make a million dollars. Would a million dollars really satisfy your true desire?
I’ll be willing to bet that at the very core of your true desire, what you really want is not a million dollars itself, but what a million dollars could give you. To really get to the meat of what it is that you really want, you need to ask yourself WHY do I want a million dollars? Just to have a million bucks? Ask yourself this question and your answers will guide you to your TRUE desires. Maybe you want the freedom to travel the world. Perhaps you want to be there for your family and watch your kids grow up. Maybe you just want to do something different than what you have trapped yourself into with a 9-5 J.O.B.
In reality, that million dollars (or any amount of money) would simply be the vehicle or tool to get you what you really want.
Once you get into the core of your true desire, you may find that you don’t need a million dollars at all. It may only take a fraction of that to give you what you want. It may only take a different system. A system that will generate equal or slightly greater income that you are making in the 9-5 grind.
What most of us are really after is the lifestyle. The freedom to do what you want, when you want. The freedom to pick up and leave for Aruba and hang on the beach for a while.
If you’re only focusing on huge dollar goals for your business, you may be missing out on your truly desired lifestyle. If you’re still trading your time for money, whether in a J.O.B. or your business, you are not moving into the direction of freedom, and most likely not towards your true desire.
If it’s freedom you want then start working towards freedom now. Don’t handcuff yourself into self-employment where you will be working 18 hours a day.
If you haven’t started yet, then start that blog today. Create that product and put it out there. Sign up for some affiliate programs and get your feet wet. Take action & do something. This is the single most important thing that you can do. Don’t waste time over-analyzing what a good market is, or setting 20 different goals to meet in order to get your internet business off the ground. Jump into a mainstream market and go for it.
If you already have an online business, make sure that you are working towards your true desired lifestyle. Constantly focusing your goals on nothing but more money in the bank will just trap you into a lifetime of working for the next level of income. You’ll be a slave with a lot of cash. Expand beyond this towards your core desire. This is what will give your life real quality and true happiness.
Get to your desired lifestyle by outsourcing the hard stuff. Outsourcing means that you can accomplish hundreds or even thousands of hours of work a week. This is lightyears more that you could do yourself. A real business doesn’t need you in there working. It should be able to run without you. Being your own boss means that you still have a boss – you, so you’re still not free. Don’t be your own boss, be an entrapraneur instead!