Do you make these mistakes when trying to start up a new business?
They’re common. Sadly I’ve made every single one of these mistakes in the past.
Luckily I’ve lived through them all to tell the tale. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and discover what you can do differently.
Mistake #1 You listen to bad advice.
It seems everyone these days has an opinion. It doesn’t seem to matter what the subject is about, people still want to tell you what they believe is true. But that doesn’t mean they’re right. Unfortunately, most of them are not qualified to give you their advice.
The only advice you should be listening to is from people who have already done and achieved what you hope to accomplish.
If you want to be a millionaire, then stop listening to the advice of anyone who’s not already a millionaire (particularly family!). Only a person who’s done what you want to do is truly qualified to give you the right advice.
For instance, many people make the mistake of asking their accountant (or financial advisor) for business advice, but most accountants aren’t millionaires, so stop asking them for advice on things they’re not qualified to advise you on. (I learned the hard way)
Further, many of them are working on their own agenda and will advise you to use financial products and services that will benefit them the most with kickbacks and commissions.
Don’t get wrong, we need our accountants and advisors, they do a great job at keeping our books and financials in order, and we definitely need that. But just because they may also be running their own business (self-employed) that doesn’t qualify them to run yours.
Mistake #2 You start projects that you never finish.
It takes a lot of focus to build any type of business. But you first have to be clear on what your end goal is and what you wish to accomplish along the way because only then you can start formulating a proper plan of attack and know where you need to start and what you need to do to get the job done.
You also need to have proven strategies to follow. We often try to re-invent the wheel when we don’t need to. In the beginning it’s best to follow strategies that have been proven to work. Once you’ve mastered those (with success), then you can start re-inventing things.
By doing that and staying focussed you will have a much greater chance of completing your mission and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Mistake #3 You spend too much money (and time) on seminars and courses.
There is definitely a lot to learn when starting up a new business, especially if you’re new to the process. So getting the right knowledge and professional advice is crucial to your success.
However, you need to make sure you are not wasting money (and time) on courses that you don’t need right now (they can wait till later). Focus only on what you need right now to get your business up and running.
I used to be a course junkie. That means I learned a lot, but it got me nowhere because nothing ever got used. It was just course after course.
For example, doing a general business course isn’t necessarily going to help you understand how to research your niche market, or help you understand the best ways of selling your particular product to build your brand and scale your business.
Stay focused on what skills you need now, so you learn what’s important first and understand what needs to happen next. The business course can be done later on (if you need it by then!)
The information you get needs to be specific and up to date. This ties in with mistake #2, because again, once you’re clear about your desired outcome it will be much clearer what you need to learn to get there.
Courses and knowledge are vital, so never stop investing in your knowledge, but make sure you only get what’s relevant and right for now!
Mistake #4 You don’t follow a process.
Almost anything in life is possible when you know where to start and what path to follow. Once you’ve got those, you can then simply and methodically, follow the plan. No more running around in circles chasing your tail.
And starting a business is no different. Being able to follow a step by step process enables you to think more clearly and work more efficiently.
Not only that, by following a process or system, you also eliminate the risk of forgetting something vital or important and you can follow a particular sequence of events. When you have a system to follow, you can check things off as you go, one by one, and know they’re done.
I know myself when I follow a plan, things get done properly and efficiently. And when I don’t, I run around in circles not sure of what I needed to do next. Total confusion and chaos!
Mistake #5 You don’t have a mentor.
There’s no shame in asking for help. After all, none of us were born knowing this stuff. But again, make sure you’re asking the right people, the ones who have done exactly what you want to do, and can point you in the right direction when you begin to veer off course.
If you have (or can find yourself) a mentor, then half the battle is already won. A good mentor will guide and advise you whenever you need it. They know the pitfalls to look out for and will help you stay on track, focussed, and following the plan.
Remember, these people have already been there and done what you want to do, and now they’re there for you …how awesome is that? A good mentor is definitely worth their weight in gold.
If you can, surround yourself with like-minded, successful people. Or, at least, distance yourself from those that only have negative things to say. Most of the time it’s their subconscious jealousy talking, so don’t be brought down by what other people think or say.
You might be surprised at what starts to rub off on you and how quickly your mindset begins to change when you have a different perspective to look at.
Mistake #6 You don’t follow through.
Nothing will stop your business or ideas quicker than not taking immediate action on things when you need too and not following through on what you start. But remember, with a proper plan and a system to follow, this should never happen again.
Most of us have great intentions when we start out with something new, we feel like we can conquer the world. But I’ve lost count myself, of the number of times I got excited about something, only to lose focus and interest shortly after.
Why? Because we haven’t put ourselves in a position to win from the very start. This is where most of the mistakes we’ve already discussed, come into play also, and this is where a lot of great ideas and good intentions simply fall by the wayside.
When things feel overwhelming and too difficult to begin with, we tend to cast them aside pretty quickly.
On the other hand, when we have a clear and precise plan mapped out, coupled with the right knowledge and someone to show us the way, then (as they say) the sky’s the limit!
Now I can hear your brain ticking over.
- Great advice but where do I start?
- Great advice but who do I trust?
- Great advice but I don’t know anyone who can help me
- Great advice but I don’t know which course to take
…and so on.
I had all the same questions, and they’re all valid questions.
It’s only now, that I can confidently say, that I know and understand what it takes to start and operate a business online.
I wasted a lot of time and money in the past trying to find ways of making money, both online and offline. But I really didn’t know what I was looking for or what I was doing …until now!
Now everything has changed, and how I got to this point right now, is what I’ll share with you right now.
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- It doesn’t matter if you don’t have much time to spare.
- It doesn’t matter how old you are, or any of that…
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I can still hear your brain ticking!
Yeah sure, I’ve heard it all before
And if it’s that good, how much is this going to cost anyway?
I get it. I had all the same questions and reservations to begin with.
I was expecting to pay thousands and thousands of dollars for something so comprehensive, and normally you would! But it’s nothing like that.
Ok, Ok, here it is.
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I was a chef before I started doing this (Nov 2018) and knew nothing about anything that’s taught in this program.
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Don’t make the same mistakes I did!
Dominic Stefanatos | Dedicated to your success