For years I searched for an online business opportunity that I would love doing. It was important for me to enjoy what I was did because I had spent so many years in jobs that I felt trapped in. Those jobs did nothing for my growth as a person and all I wanted was to control my financial life without having a boss standing in my way. It was important to me to have a business that I loved, but I honestly felt totally disillusioned by the notion that it could happen for me. I felt that only the lucky ones got to find their dream business.
I felt like i had only two choices, that I could create a high paying business that everybody else loved, but one that sucked the life out of me. Or a business that I really loved but got paid very little for. There was a deep seated belief that there was no such thing as having both, a business i loved and one that paid me very well.
I knew that the only way for me to become a high earner and to be happy was to start my own business. I saw people with my family and circle of friends do this so it was the only way i knew how to get the life I wanted.
But despite knowing that, I still joined the corporate world. After all it was a safe bet, guaranteed monthly income and the prospect of becoming a high flying career woman was all too appealing. So I went to work in my seemingly safe job everyday, with the notion in the back of my head that ‘one day’ I would start my very own successful business.
So fast forward a few years, I had a great job, I was living as an expat in Toronto, I had a great life, a great condo and a cute dog. However I felt unhappy. I felt guilty for feeling unhappy. But I needed a change.
I came across affiliate marketing as a viable home based business. I had seen so many others become successful at it. So I decided to start a blog. But every time i started a post my mind would go blank. What do I talk about? Do people really want my opinion, do they even care what I have to say? What are my interests, what am i good at? Maybe I could talk about makeup but I felt others were so much better than me, so what value could i even offer? I love to cook but so many others are way better than me. If i put a video out there what do i talk about? I have opinions but what if people hate me for them? The thought of even putting myself on video made me squirm. There were so many fears running through my mind that it made the very idea of branding myself impossible. I mean who did I think I was?
So i decided to look into other ideas, like selling shoes on eBay that I purchased from china. But honestly, I hated running to the post office to deliver them, not to mention the paperwork and import costs associated with them. It was enough to put me off. I looked into Amazon FBA as a viable option as they would handle the inventory and the delivery, however the thought of dealing with suppliers in china together with handling returns and quality issues, it was enough to put me off.
I then thought about becoming a makeup artist, after all i loved makeup. But the moment I got a client I did anything to put them off because i was terrified of doing a bad job and having to give them a refund, and was it really worth all that effort for little money anyway?
So here is when it got interesting. I gave up. Like i seriously gave up. What was the point? I was going to live my entire life doing a mediocre job, never working my way up, probably never having kids because I couldn’t afford it, and retiring on a crappy pension and most likely living on less than i do now. It was hopeless. So instead I bought lottery tickets in the hope that i could just manifest a huge win so that i could open a cafe maybe, just satisfy my desire of having a business.
That was when I came across an advert on Youtube about starting an online business, that would gave me all the tools I needed and the mentors to get going straight away. Isn’t it funny how the universe works, it is only when you give up, that opportunity comes knocking on the door. I was offered a 7 day video series where i got to look at the opportunity in depth to decide if it was right for me. I remember thinking wow, how amazing to have so many videos for free which were packed full of information. Most other businesses only give away a free PDF doc at most.
I remember seeing my first video by Stuart Ross thinking wow, this guy knows what he’s talking about. I had already looked into affiliate marketing and dismissed it because I found it too difficult to get started. But what Stuart was saying however, was that you get to have mentors to help you along the way.
In all seriousness I had previously hired a career coach, but what i needed was somebody by my side helping me along the way. That was the geniousness about this company, they had mentors who could help me every time i stumbled and needed help. I had read so many autobiographies of successful business owners like Robert Kiyosaki, Gurbaksh Chahal, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson who said time and time again, having a mentor was key to becoming successful. I searched and searched for years for a mentor but I had no idea where to look. i even thought about writing to high flying CEO’s and offering to assist them in return for mentorship.
I cannot even begin to tell you the value that this company offered. What I didn’t realize before joining was just how little I knew about becoming an entrepreneur. Sure I had seen people in my family start their own business, but a corporate background does not prepare you for entrepreneurship. These guys mentored me and helped me to shift my mindset from employee to thriving business owner.
And it didn’t stop there, I made so many new friends that I can now say are part of my business network, people who I would rather hang round with than my own friends. These guys were just on another level. And the more time I spent around them, the more business minded I became.And not to mention how uplifting and positive they were, who believe in me and have given me so much knowledge to enrich my life.
So now here I am, with my very own business that I love waking up for, it offers me high ticket commissions and mentors to help me take my business even further. I didn’t think it was possible but they opened my eyes to the possibilities out there.
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