My cousin Brian recently posted an article titled 5 Ways To Test An Entrepreneurial Idea. It was full of cute and inspiring ideas on how to succeed in the world of small business ownership. “Research an analogy, contact your prospective clients” and my personal favorite “visualize it.” When I read the last one I choked on my cup of Ramen Noodles that I was slurping down for lunch.
As I told my team, it’s not that I wanted to go; it’s that I couldn’t stay. I had to try my hand at Entrepreneurship, and the opportunity to work with individuals who wanted more success, ease, greatness and control in their own lives. Now, I’m ecstatic helping my clients find exactly that–whether they’re in the corporate world or working solo.
Go online or to your library and search for wonderful places around the globe that you would love to visit sometime in your life. Have the kids look through books or at websites. Take notice as to what types of places intrigue them the most and talk about those places. Ask them what they would have to do in order to get to visit these wonderful places. Have them search how much it would cost to fly there if you were to leave today. What could they do to raise enough money for a trip like that? What other expenses may they encounter planning for a trip to that location? If its something they really want to do have them list it in their journal as one of their goals and then start to list all the things they need to do in order to reach that goal.
Family responsibilities come first for most people. When you Make money online passive income, you can fit your family life and your work life seamlessly together. You can be working online while the children are doing their homework, or you can take a break to spend time chatting with grandma over a coffee, and then just pick your work up again.
There was once a time where a person would have had one or two jobs their entire lives. They would work for a company 30 years and retire comfortably. Today, the average person holds job anywhere from 1 to 3 years, if that. The dynamics of the work-force has changed so much to where it seems as if there is no dignity, no respect and no positive outlook on employment. Much of this is not only on the shoulders of employees; employers should bear the burden on this too.
Many ways to market a business include doing things that are free, like just talking to people who are interested in what you have to offer. But sometimes, finding enough people who are interested in what you have can be a real challenge. Thankfully, we live in the age of the internet!
The next morning, I took a leap of faith and mailed out a $250 check as a down payment to begin work on a website. I didn’t have a business name; neither did I have mission statement. But with $250 invested in a website, my mind suddenly became productive. And within a week I had come up with two different business names, a mission statement and a one page biography. An act that led to the creation of Ofili Speaks Inc and a business. A business that has seen me travel all over America and potentially author a book. Accomplishments that were never captured on the pages of a business plans.
Playing applied teamwork. Remember sharing, taking turns, and playing on a team? All are vital roles in being an entrepreneur and running a company. Employees have great ideas, so let them play and take turns too. Let them share and be part of the team; even implement their ideas at least on a trial basis. If an idea works, you’ve moved your company forward. If not, you tried. Your employees will respect you for showing respect and listening, then reward you with even more great ideas. Just as no single football player ever carried a team to the Super Bowl, entrepreneurship is a team effort. Every player has a crucial role on that road, building on the smaller successes of every practice and game until they reach the goal together.