Learn from others!
Employ your time in improving yourself by other people's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. - Socrates ________________________________________
There are so many books, blogs, YouTube videos out there from people that have made it. People that have started from the bottom but now reside at Mount Olympus, that have provided detailed information on their journey to success. Information like, the steps they took, the side hustles they tried, investing, networking, starting their own businesses. They also share their failures and how those allowed them to grow to become who they are today.
A lot of people feel that because someone else made it, and now shares their information, it wouldn't work for them because they are in different situations.
Yet they seem not to realize this is not the point. The point is, you are supposed to take what they have learned, the successes and failures they experienced and use it to give you a better idea on your exact situation in life.
If you want to be successful in your entrepreneurship, small business, side hustle, or whatever it may be that is your passion, it's a puzzle that needs to be put together that leads to a domino effect.
A quick example of this is, let us say you have to work full time, 40 hours a week, but you have a great idea for a small business, but you need the income from your job and can't put 100% into your idea right now and that scares you. Well;
1. Take the first step and create a Business name and sign up with your state to get it registered. You can do this on your own, you don't need to pay high costs for a service to do this for you.
2. Now you have a registered LLC or whatever you decided, now what? You now move at your own pace and your pace alone. There will be plenty of people including ones close to you, that if they hear you are not making profits, big profits within a couple of hours it's a waste of time. Ignore them, because you are going to grow your company at your pace and when you can.
When you have a lunch during the work day, start looking into building your company's website at WordPress, WIX, or the platform of your choice. Take 15-20 minutes to start building it. Once you get into a rhythm of doing this everyday or as many days as you can, your site will be up and running in no time.
3. Now to grow your business, this is where the information of others can come in handy. They have had their trials and you can learn from them. What did they do that brought them success or at least their first customers at the start. You can mimic them and learn from their failures as well, so that you can limit the possibilities of experiencing the same failures. Again your doing this at your pace and level of comfort. Move as fast as you want to, not because others say you need to move quicker of quit.
I'm going to be honest, there are a lot more moving parts in the real world that the example and steps above did not cover. But if you go by one of the mottos we use at FOUR, you'll feel a lot more comfortable about moving forward with your passion or dreams.
Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Success!