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How to Succeed in Business Early in Life

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Posted 21st August 2011 at 03:02 PM by SUPER Louie

Read on. I've compiled 15 myths about success below.

But first, read this story...

When you were in school, your friends probably told you that they wanted to start their own business in the future. Upon graduation, they told you that they want to get some EXPERIENCE first before they start a business... so they go look for a JOB.

After 10 years, you meet again in your school reunion. Most of your friends already have experience. BUT now, they will tell you that they can't risk starting a business because they need the cashflow to pay for their mortage, loans, children's tuition fees, etc.

After another 20 years, when you meet with your friends again, they will show you a sign of regret, with a phrase like 'What the hell did I do to my life? What just happened?' Either they got laid off for being too old to work or they are too old, and don't want to work anymore. Either way, they hate themselves for not starting a business while it was still early.

It's really too bad that I hear excuses from people I encounter all the time. Most of which are:
1. I need experience (that's why you should start building a business to gain experience. 9-5 jobs only give you the experience to do the same things over and over again.)

2. I don't have money (you don't need a lot of money to build a business. Internet Marketing needs less than $1000 to start. if you don't have the money, why do you have an iPhone or an iPad?)

3. I don't have any contacts (go attend events, tradefairs, or join organizations to find contacts)

4. I don't have any good ideas (you don't have to reinvent the wheel, you can simply improve on current solutions)

5. It's not what my parents want for me (it's not what your parents want but what you want for yourself)

6. I need partners (you can do it alone. you don't have to wait for partners to show up)

7. I'm still too young (a 16-year old kid made 1 million dollars already. read it here. Also, a 13-year old kid, Carl Ocab, was able to rank number one on Google Adsense)

8. I'm already too old (Ray Kroc from McDonald's started the business when he was in his 50s)

9. I'll just start a business next year, or next 5 years, or next 10 years (the later you start, the harder and more competitive it will be)

10. I'm afraid to fail (everybody fails. name one successful person that has never failed?)

11. People might laugh at me when I fail (who cares? this is your life not theirs. don't let others get in the way of achieving your dreams)

12. The economy, the government is awful (these factors will always be there. even after 100 years, these things will be pretty much the same)

13. I don't have the capability to do it (there is a blind man in the Philippines who started his own software development outsourcing firm. all his employees are also blind like him. you don't have any handicaps, why can't you do it?)

14. The market is already saturated (the market is so big. why are you targeting the saturated markets? tap into markets that really need your services)

15. I don't have any bright ideas (you don't have to reinvent the wheel, just provide better value)

It's a bit sad that these people WAIT for opportunities to come to them instead of pursuing the opportunity on their own. They would rather follow the herd rather than create their own destiny.

To all the mind warriors reading this, if you see yourself making all these excuses, I hope I can change your mindset with a few tips I've got up my sleeves.

Do It Now!
Peter Drucker once said: "The best way to predict the future is to create it." Seriously, do you want things to be served to you on a silver platter? You shouldn't wait for knowledge and experience to come to you; you should look for it yourself. If you want to start your own restaurant, start looking for recipes now... start learning how to cook now. Start young and do it now!

Find a Mentor
It would be much easier if you look for someone who is already successful in the field that you want to pursue. Mentors are easier to find than you think. You can find them on forums just like this. Don't ever listen to the advice of people who aren't successful in the field you want to pursue, because you just might have an unsuccessful career just like them. Would you take career advice from a lazy and poor bum? I wouldn't think so... but if it were Steve Jobs, maybe you ought to listen.

Don't Waste Your Time
"Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow." -Denis Waitley

If you're doing something that won't be worth anything in the future, try to put an end to the habit. Whether it's videogames, idle chatting, or watching TV, always remember that someone else is becoming better in your field. If you spend most of your time partying, the other guy may already be building an Internet autopilot empire and retiring at the age of 25. Please invest in skills that would craft your mind and your future.

Just imagine... the average American watches 4 hours of TV every day. If you look at the numbers carefully, that's equivalent to 1,460 hours per year, which is around 182 8-hour work days... that's 6 MONTHS of your work life in 1 year spent on TV instead! And many still complain that "I don't have the time."

Did you know that if you take a master's degree, you would need to read around 10-15 books before you graduate? What if you just spent your time reading 1 book every month for 1 topic you'd like to master. Wouldn't that turn you into a MASTER of that specific subject? How's that for an instant Master's Degree!

Pursue Your Passion
Everyone has a different passion. If you like something, perhaps graphic design, programming, music, or marketing, try to pursue it because it will fuel you to do more! If you just strive to earn money, you might eventually find yourself being bored or depressed with what you're doing (about a million people commit suicide every year because of depression). Most people want to retire because they hate their job. The fact is, you WOULDN'T RETIRE if you love what you're doing. Warren Buffet is already 80+ years old, and he's still working his ass off even though he's one of the richest man in the world.

I hope you guys have learned from my tips. I myself used to make a lot of excuses, until my friend died at the age of 19. I realized that life was really short, and it sucks if you don't make the most out of it.

Wouldn't it be awesome if you're already travelling around the world by the age of 25, and not have to worry about paying the bills on time?

Do EVERYTHING you can to achieve your dreams! Life is just so much worth it!

Learn the how to start your business and pursue your passion today.

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    Justin Lewis's Avatar
    I rarely read blogs on Warrior Forum, but this was definitely a pleasant share. Thanks a lot for writing these tips up as they could help out beginners out there that have no sense of hope.

    It's not about what you don't have.. it's about what you do.
    Posted 26th November 2011 at 11:43 AM by Justin Lewis Justin Lewis is offline
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    SUPER Louie's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Comment
    I rarely read blogs on Warrior Forum, but this was definitely a pleasant share. Thanks a lot for writing these tips up as they could help out beginners out there that have no sense of hope.

    It's not about what you don't have.. it's about what you do.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts Justin
    Posted 28th November 2011 at 12:45 AM by SUPER Louie SUPER Louie is offline
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    vishalduggal's Avatar
    Thanks for this great post, it's funny as well as sad that these days most people just find so many excuses NOT to do something and not even 1 reason to do get off their lazy ass and start doing something.

    I have seen many talented and skilled people quitting this industry just because they didn't had any Idea or Plan(point 4th you mentioned).
    Seriously? Just improve what is already there, add your style to it, give attention to small problems and improve those things.

    You don't have to wander through all the WSOs for next 6 months to find your perfect plan, just start doing something right now (e.g built your list, product creation) and you'll eventually learn in your way.

    Believe me, if you have 2 IM books in your computer, you already have all the info you need to get started.
    Posted 10th August 2012 at 04:41 PM by vishalduggal vishalduggal is offline
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    Excellent points and a great read. So many people I know fall into the "waiting for something" category.
    Posted 14th August 2012 at 12:52 AM by rmolina88 rmolina88 is offline

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