Why Blog About StartUp Business?
I’m passionate about starting new businesses, living the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and helping others to push themselves beyond their self-imposed limitations. We don’t have to accept the life we live, and we do have options that simply aren’t visible. Our Challenge is to open our eyes a little wider and see those opportunities.
Over the last thirty-five years, entrepreneurs have moved from extremely risky and dangerous people, to being admired and put on a pedestal. Our title is bastardized with new meaning designed to include the want-to-be’s who might work with true entrepreneurs, but don’t really fit the true meaning of entrepreneurship. It’s my goal to help you become the literal definition of entrepreneur.
We as entrepreneurs will chase the shiny object. We tend to get our hands into far too many projects, causing us to lack a central focus. We struggle to get started because we won’t simply complete just one thing, and then move to the next. We have to do it all, now and we have people in our lives who enable us to carry on with this madness until they can’t take it anymore.
This blog is about ignoring the shiny objects, and focusing on the aim instead. No matter how tough or how boring, we need to finish what we start to create, and it doesn’t matter what anybody else says, as long as we believe in our head and our heart that we are doing the right thing. You can’t doubt yourself over others, especially when they don’t have all the information to make an informed decision.
Who knows how many business education blogs exist, it seems as though everybody is an expert on everything. That said, my goal is to teach you how to know when you need to listen to your head and your heart, and when to take the risk and ignore the person that “knows” what they are talking about. You’d be surprised how often listening to the “expert” produces disastrous results.
I’ve had results ranging from devastating failures, to incredible success teaching me that the best planned business are capable of failure at any time, and yet completely disorganized, barely functional businesses are capable of being highly successful. It comes down to chemistry and environment that each business operates under.
We know that real world business, Startup Business doesn’t follow the text-book taught at the most prestigious business schools, and that the newly graduated MBA student is in for a wakeup call when he tries to prove he/she has all the answers to solving every business problem. The degree only works with street smarts, and yet street smart people are completely capable of succeeding without any degree or education at all.
As I work towards developing my blog, I’ll take special notice to my friend, John Chow, who is probably the most well-known blogger in the world. He teaches people how he make money online by blogging.
Now, you’re saying he’s one of thousands of bloggers that do that, but there are some differences between John and the others. John teaches what he calls the Dot Com Lifestyle, which goes way beyond what work-life balance is.
If John focused on work-life balance, he’d miss out on all the great moments that happen multiple times a day. John’s figured out how to make life dominate work, so much so, that his work is his life. He’s done this so well, he could literally set a camera to record his sleep and he’d make money from people watching how he slept. That’s not a stretch of the imagination.
John’s perfected life so much so that he and his wife made sure that their daughters .com name was available before settling on Sally Chow. Here’s the big kicker, he had Sally making money before she was even born, by posting her first blog post. He posted the ultrasound of Sally on her website.
Admittedly, I’ve not consistently lived like my friend John lives, but I’ve had times where I’ve experienced that life, and I’m on my way again. This time, I’m quite aware of the roadblocks that get in the way, and I’m here to help you see them before you make the same mistakes I once made.
So where’s my resume?
I don’t have my resume on this about page because the site isn’t about what I’ve done, it’s about what I’m about to do.
Take what I’m writing in this blog and make it your own, as in mold your life so it is about you, not me. Don’t live through me, live through your lifestyle, and what makes you happy. Learn how to take what I have to say and expand upon it, so that it works even better for you.
If you’re wanting to know more about my history, you’ll have to keep reading each post. I’ll occasionally add content that covers my past, when appropriate.
Lastly, I’m not doing this site for you, I’m doing it for me. I intend to make a significant amount of money from you and others who are reading my blog because I’m giving you everything that I’ve learned on how to succeed in my life, and to do it with no regrets.
As many people say, “If I can do it, anybody can do it!” That works for me, and it will work for you, if you know in your head and your heart it is so true.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to our wonderful future!