Become an Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Do you think that starting an home-business is easy? Do you think that when you work from home money will come in easily?

Unfortunately both aren’t true. The only part which is easy, is actually starting the business. After that, hard work will be a part of your everyday life, if you really want to be successful.

You also have to be persistent to keep going. And you have to invest. In yourself and in your business.  And it doesn’t matter what you are selling. If you sell your own products, if you sell products from an Direct Sales company, if you sell from an MLM company, if you are an affiliate.

“Fast money” doesn’t exist. Some people earn huge amounts of money right away, but only a very few people manage to do that. Earning enough money to stop with your day job will take time. I know that when you start an home business and you become an entrepreneur, you will be able to earn money and even more then average money.

But to get there you have to change from an average entrepreneur to an extraordinary entrepreneur. 

Most people are average. I am one of them. Why? Because I love the work I do, but I am also not driven to make it an everlasting activity. I like to do a lot of other things too. I am happy the way everything is going now. I help people with their businesses, and that gives me enough satisfaction, gives me a good feeling.

But what if I want more?

To only way to get more is by becoming extraordinary. And when I am ready to make that step, I know I will go for it.

Making that step isn’t easy.

  • You need the right mindset for it.
  • You constantly have to step out of your comfort zone.
  • You have to learn a lot more about Marketing.
  • You constantly have to make decisions what to do next.

Are you ready to become extraordinary??

Read more about it in this article “Seven steps to Become an Extraordinary Entrepreneur”. Then make the decision. 

Rude

I am on Facebook a lot. I have my pages, but I am also a member of a lot of groups with potential leads. Potential leads are all the people who can use my help with bringing their business online, but also people who are looking for new opportunities and people who can just need a lot of help learning  the right way to promote their business.

Today one of these groups showed up on my newsfeed with a video somebody made to promote his business. I admit it was an terrible video, not very attractive (although their were a couple of people who were interested). But on the positive side he made a video.

Unfortunately the first comment was a guy who asked if the poster had bought some cheap course on how to do marketing.

The entire tone made me so angry, so instead of ignoring it I had to reply. I asked him if he was perfect.

His answers after that were again rude and ignorant. He bragged how good he was and that he was “a top professional” in his line of work, that he had earned loads of money and he left his link.

My last response was that a real professional and a good person lift people up and doesn’t bring them down. After that I complete blocked him. I don’t like bullies and certainly not bullies who think they are great. I know he responded again but I don’t wanted to spend one more minute on him.

So is this just a rant? No, I just wanted to show you that being a bully and being rude is a way to run your business, but it isn’t my way of doing business. That’s why I choose to be a part  of Elite Marketing Pro.

First of all they have a great community where everybody helps each other in good and in bad times. Nobody is bad-mouthing anybody and if someone does they are out right away. Everybody is positive and uplifting. Everybody is supporting each other.

And that made me choose for Elite Marketing Pro.

 

Also their training is great. Of course. I can’t deny that. When you buy one of their courses, you receive a lot of extra training and coaching. And yes, of course they will try to sell you an membership, they still are a business. But when you are not interested, you are not interested. No hard feeling.

I certainly can tell you it’s worth to try it out. You can start with an FREE online booth camp and learn a bit how to find good lead/team-members/customers online, and for a small amount you can buy their course Attraction Marketing Formula. Just use this link to try it out.

I never regretted it to become a part of Elite Marketing Pro. I found my place with them. I can only say, what will happen when you take a chance?

Distractions

What do I mean with “Distractions”?

  • Distraction is checking your phone 5 times a day (or more) to see if there is a notification for you at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform.
  • Distraction is checking your phone 5 times a day to see if you have new mail.
  • Distraction is having the TV turned on because otherwise it’s so quiet in the house.
  • Distraction is also starting to watering the plants because the need water now.
  • Distraction is starting to put away the clutter which was there already 3 hours ago.

So in short distraction is everything you use as an excuse to NOT do the work you were planning to do that day. Or simply it makes it impossible for you to finally finish that one thing, which you are trying to finish for days or maybe even weeks.

I am guilty of it. I procrastinate. Big time!! I am working on a webinar for weeks now and it is still not finished. Every time something else “comes up”. At least I know why. That is a start. And I try to do some other useful things like writing this blog. As an excuse.

But the stupid reason I have (I have to add audio and I hate my own voice) doesn’t go away by doing other things. At one point I have to do it. I have to make that audio if I ever wants to find more clients and earn money. I can’t put it off forever.

An other reason why distraction isn’t good is because it cost you a lot of valuable time. Checking social media isn’t that big of a deal, but 9 out of 10 times it’s not just checking. You look at few posts more, make a comment here and there, like a couple of post, etc. Before you know it half an hour or an hour has past. Waste of time….

There are a couple of things which can make life easier for you.

  • Start with turning off these annoying notifications. Really, you can without them.
  • Go sit in a room where you don’t see the mess, the plants, etc.
  • Leave your phone in another room.
  • Set a timer for instance at an hour. That’s the time you have just for your work. No phone at all.
  • Turn off the TV.
  • And if you really want to save a lot of time: Only check your phone once a day. Just at the end of the day and not more. Really, your friends on Facebook will survive if you like their post only at the end of the day!! The world will still be in one piece if you check your email only once a day.

Try it! See for yourself that you will be way more productive if you end your distractions!!

Response and Follow Up

On regular basis I receive questions for more information. Through this website or through my Facebook page or my advertisements.

“How can you help me to earn a lot of money?”, “Can you help me bring my business online?”,  “Can you help me to be more successful?”,  “What are you offering precisely?”

I love it when people ask all these questions and I try to answer them as good as possible. I know that I get too enthusiastic sometimes and I send a lot of information. But I believe that it is better to send all the information than just half the information.

Unfortunately a lot of times I don’t get any response back. Now I know people are busy and have a lot on their minds. Or they read the email and then forget to respond. Or leave it and like to read it later and forget about it. I do the same.

And that is why following up so important.

I must confess I am terrible at it. I really have to put it in my agenda when I have to follow up and with who. And sometimes I have to send 3 or 4 emails (or more) after the first one to finally get that response. I find that very frustrating, but it is part of becoming successful with your business.

Years ago I was extremely disappointed when somebody didn’t responded after the first email. I didn’t know that following up was so important. My response in my head was “oh, they are not interested in me anymore. They must have find someone else”.

Funny thing is that I always related it to me. I was rejected, not my product.

I learned a lot since. And the most important lesson was that I had to change my mindset and I had to keep on sending out these emails. And so should you!

Why mindset? You have to learn that it is not about you. Most people are not rejecting your or even your product. They are interested in you and your product, otherwise they would not have asked you for information. They just are busy. Or their enthusiasm is a bit less then when they asked you for more info. Or…. There can be a million reasons. Always keep in mind that they are interested in you and your product otherwise they won’t have send you an email.

Keep sending these emails. Even if you have to send out 7 or 10 emails. You will finally get your response. Or they tell you to stop sending your mails. Or they are finally ready to build a relationship with you. Just don’t give up. Send them new information. Send them something interesting they can use. Use your imagination. (But don’t try to sell or spam!!)

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