You need not be in the right place at the right time,
You need not have the best network possible,
Just saying so that you don't complain "I don't have this and that so I cannot succeed."
Just have 2 things in mind.
Sharpen the axe. (learn)
Cut the tree. (work)
Establish a daily routine where you work for, say, 5 hours and learn for 2 hours.
Just make the best use of your time. Do something that will make you money.
Something, anything - but it has to be measurable in terms of building your business and earning you profits.
Just like big corporate companies who spend money on branding campaigns which give back no measurable ROI, we waste our time on a lot of things which we think will help grow our business but they give no direct ROI.
Some of the activities I do doesn't make me any money - but I do it out of laziness to avoid the more important tasks while convincing my mind that I am actually doing something to improve my business.
Laziness is bad when you know you are being lazy. Laziness is at its worst when you are actually lazy but fool yourself that you are working!
A wood cutter's story...
A wood cutter takes his axe. Sharpens it for 15 minutes. Cuts for 2 hours. Makes some money. Then he does some sharpening, and then some cutting. Then he earns some money and hires two assistants to cut. Slowly expands business. - This is who I want to be.
A wood cutter plans to make a lot of money by cutting woods. He calculates how many trees are in the forest. Lists out all type of trees. Calculates the total money he can make. Invests in the best cutting tools. Still not satisfied. Still not started the work. Does more and more research. Gets to know about new forests. Makes grand plans. Researches the bigger machines for mass cutting. A lot of days have passed... still not cut a single tree, still not made a single penny. - This is who I am!
This is not advice. These are just some of my thoughts today. Open to criticism.