There are two common questions that people who are getting into business tend to ask themselves.
- “What if this doesn’t work?” and
- “What if it’s not right for me?” (Which is what I want to discuss in more depth here)
In other words, what if you start this venture, invest your money, make some money…or even a lot of money…but end up hating it?!?
When we say we want something that’s “right” for us, we’re really saying we want to be successful and happy — down to our soul. We want to be doing something that feels right for us, for who we are at our deepest core, and to feel good about being successful.
So the question of what’s “right” for us isn’t some New-Agey, wishful thinking. It’s deep. It’s about our lives.
But here’s the problem, people:
If you keep waiting for the “right” thing at the “right” time, guess what? You’ll be waiting and waiting and waiting and you’ll never be successful.
Because you’ll get into the habit of waiting for the “right” thing, and nothing will ever be right!
Don’t Wait For The “Right” Thing To Happen
I used to say to myself all the time, “If I get in the right business at the right time, I’m going to make it.”
But the problem was I kept on doing that — making that my criteria — and I never made it. I wasn’t successful.
So finally I said, “Eff it…I don’t give a shit anymore. I’m not happy. I haven’t been happy for ten frickin’ years. I’m just going to do what I enjoy doing, what I believe in.” And what I believed in at the time was running and fitness.
I used to run eight to twelve miles every day on the beach, sometimes twice a day. I enjoyed it. It made me feel amazing. Long story short, I ended up starting one of the world’s first retail fitness stores. I said to myself, “If I make money at it, great. If I don’t, at least I’ll be in something I enjoy for a while.” Sure as hell beat scrounging for coupons, or selling jewelry and pen watches and everything else I was trying to sell just to eat and pay rent.
But here’s the biggest lesson I learned from that experience:
The first and most important thing about considering an additional vehicle for income or a new vehicle is to look for something that’s going to be long-lasting.
You can also watch my free webinar to learn why looking for the hottest new businesses and upcoming trend is most likely to hurt you than help you succeed.
Look For Something That’s Going To Be Long-Lasting
If it’s going to be long-lasting, it’s going to have to work. The only way it can work is if it works with you — if it fits who you are.
If the vehicle that you’re trying to create an income from doesn’t fit who you are, you will fail miserably. You will either do decently for a short time financially — then you probably won’t anymore because you don’t like it and you’re looking for something else — or you won’t do well from the get-go.
Look for a vehicle that suits who you are.
So what’s the clue?
It’s your perfect vehicle if your head and your heart are blending in balance.
Your Perfect Vehicle Is When Your Head & Your Heart Are In Balance
In other words, the head is the logic that asks the question: is there demand and viability for my idea? Could this work? Will people pay for this? Or if yours is brand new, it’s a perceived demand based on the problems that people have.
That’s why I always say I don’t like to be the very first in anything because I want to see that someone else has done something at least on a tiny basis that shows the demand. Or you do it yourself and you prove the demand. It’s got to work in the real world. It’s got to be wanted.
The heart portion of this piece speaks for itself. It means it’s got to be in your wheelhouse. It’s got to resonate with you. It’s got to be what you enjoy; what you want to help people with.
Don’t look for additional income opportunities. Look for something that suits who you are.
How do you want to help people?
The shoe’s got to fit you. And is it viable? Can it work in real world application?
What’s your situation looking like? Are you looking to start a new business in something you love or something you think will make money for you quickly?
If so, one of the best things you can do for yourself right now is to sign up for my upcoming FREE web class, Passion, Purpose, and Profits. In this training, I’ll walk you through my 3-part formula to find your passion, live with purpose, and get rich doing what you really and truly love.
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