If there’s one thing I know about running an online business… it’s knowing what it feels like to be STUCK.
Luckily, I also know how to break through and succeed in a way that will have you looking back in complete awe at the incredible life you’ve created.
But there’s a big gap in between those two versions of my story, right? The gap that took me from overwhelm and feeling like my dream was out of reach to grabbing that dream with both hands and high fiving everyone on the way to it.
A big part of filling that gap for me was learning how to let go of the old-school entrepreneurial myths that I was following. The myths that have been passed down decade after decade that may have served entrepreneurs in the past (and maybe even some now) but don’t serve the new generation. The generation of entrepreneurs that are fighting for freedom in their lives.
A true life by design.
My goal is always to help you achieve the life of personal and financial freedom you truly want in your life and business. And in order to do that, you’re going to have to break up with these myths, just like I did. Are you up for that?
MYTH 1: Work hard now, play later.
I’m sure you’ve heard this line before or maybe have even heard others go so far as to say to “ignore your family for the first 2-3 years in business and ask THEM to understand.” If you ask me, that’s complete bull. Tell me how well YOU will understand when you are “at the top” but have divorce papers in hand, years of lost memories and a list of places you’ve traveled to that you spent in your hotel working on your laptop. That kind of stress is no way to build your dream. What these people are selling is burnout.
FACT: Owning your business will always take work. And it’s never going to be all sunshine and rainbows. It’s just like life.. we have our ups and downs but it’s our ability to continue on stronger that makes the difference. Why not have a balance of work and play NOW so that you can enjoy the journey every step of the way? Now THAT is living out your true passions in life!
MYTH 2: More money will fix everything.
Have you ever found yourself saying things like.. “When I have more money… I will get an assistant” or “When I have more money… I will invest in myself/my business.” If so, you and I have something in common because I fell into this myth for the first two year of my business. No wonder why I was hitting wall after wall! The breakthrough for me came when I realized one thing. When you are chasing money, it will always outrun you. Period. In order to live a wealthy life, you have to step into a mindset of abundance TODAY – right where you are in this moment.
FACT: There is more than enough money available to you to achieve your goals, you just haven’t claimed it yet. However, if you can’t be trusted with what you have in front of you right now and make the most of it, how can you expect to be given more? You don’t need the numbers on your bank statement right now, you need to get resourceful and skyrocket your income based on that. Prosper where you are planted.
MYTH 3: Outwork the competition.
If you allow your mind to subscribe to this thinking… you are going to outwork yourself from a life. I’m not sure how to even sugar coat that. When you have a true mindset of success, there is no competition because you already know that you have a unique value to give the world. But when you are focused on competition, life is much different. You find yourself being less productive, caught in the comparison trap and beating yourself up more than lifting yourself higher.
FACT: There is no competition in business because there is no one out there just like you. What anyone else is doing is irrelevant because the world needs YOUR gift. The moment you own that and maximize it is when you attract the right people to you and what you have to offer.
Have you found yourself falling into any of these entrepreneur myths? If so, now is the time to start working on switching your mindset in a way that SERVES you, instead of derailing you in reaching your dreams.
I believe in you fellow #daydreamachiever!