You’re probably one of those people that dream of starting their own small business and never bothered to put your ideas in action. You watched everyone else who you grew up with in your local neighborhood prosper, weather it be by graduating from college and getting a good paying job in their field, starting a business and striking it rich, so on and so on. You never moved forward with your life in the manner you desired. You are afraid of risk and what people would think or say about you if you failed in a business venture. So you settled for a measly low-paying day job that pays absolute peanuts and feel like a corporate slave and most likely living in a shack somewhere on skid row. You chose to live this way voluntarily because you’re afraid of success and diving into the abyss of entrepreneurial uncertainty.
You’re looking forward to passing 20 the 25 years on your current job and retire with a can of beans pension in monthly retirement income. You’re one of those people who complain and whine about every little thing whether it be on the job, at home, at family get-togethers, and always discuss something related to money. Your negative thoughts and actions rubbed off on others to the point whereas they don’t want to be around you anymore. This is why you’ll be broke for the rest of your life until you change your ways and get out of your current comfort zone.
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The truth in business is it doesn’t matter what age you start at or how many mistakes you made. There’s no job interviews involved and no need to dress up. All you need to do is have a willing mind to change your life and start a business and be willing to put in the work necessary to prosper, even if it means working longer hours throughout the day and getting minimal sleep. It doesn’t matter if you’re 60 or 70 years old and know nothing about business and starting fresh from scratch without prior business experience. All it takes as previously mentioned is a willing mind prosper in your business venture and a humble mindset to learn something new. There’s proof in when you hear the coined term “old dogs can learn new tricks.”
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Col. Sanders of Kentucky fried chicken started his business after 50 years old. Sam Walton of Walmart started his business at 44 years old. Many well-known and behind-the-scenes entrepreneurs who are beyond successful and larger-than-life in today’s society started at a late age. Do you really want to be broke for the rest of your life? Being broke is a state of mind and doesn’t give you anything to look forward to in terms of having a healthy pension. If you change your mindset by doing the transformation business work and get started now with no delay by getting organized and striving for excellence, you can change your life from inception in as little as five years from now. But you have to be in that willing mindset to stay focused and be consistent with your entrepreneurial adventures.
Are you going to pick the pill of uncertainty and take a risk by starting your own business? Or select the other pill of staying in your current comfort zone and settling for less because you’re too scared to venture out into uncertainty?
The choice is yours. Pick your poison wisely.