Who doesn’t want to be their own boss with a digital lifestyle and make their own hours, decide what work to take on, and determine their own pay?
The idea of ‘being your own boss’ is attractive, so why don’t more people take the leap?
Maybe it is because the biggest challenge for making the change is the need to learn new skills.
I can certainly identify with that because when I packed up my job back in 2006 I had to re-invent myself, re-invent the wheel!
Initially, I built a property portfolio (real estate) and then I started a home based information publishing and marketing business from my spare room at home. A room that has now been developed into a full blown home office.
I had to learn new skills but if you asked me today was it worth it the answer would be – YES!
Before I go on to share some home business start up tips with you I want you to look at this picture and ask yourself a few questions.
… what would life look like for you if you didn’t have to keep spinning the nine to five job wheel, that you didn’t have to commute at the start and end of every day, that you didn’t have to answer to a boss, that you could be in control of your own destiny and build an alternative lifestyle with a digital lifestyle and home business …
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Tips to Start You On Your Journey To Being Your Own Home Business Owner And Boss
Deconstruct and Reverse Engineer
Break down the skill that you are desiring to learn down into little pieces. The small pieces will come together to make up the whole skill.
Apply the Pareto Principle
Identify the 20% work that will give you 80% of the results
Visit the Library. Although everything is becoming more and more online, there are still such things called libraries. Whether it is a municipal library or your university library, you will be amazed at some of the books available there that are not accessible online. Specifically search out the hidden treasures and wisdom contained in the really old books.
Follow one course until success! It is easy to get distracted, to throw in the towel, or to become interested in the next great thing and ditch what you initially set out to do. Simply focus on the one new skill at hand until you get it done.
The mind has great difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imagined. That is why athletes practice mentally seeing their success before attempting the real thing. Visualize yourself achieving your new skill and each step that you need to make to see results.
Find a Mentor
Success leaves clues. The best short cut to become an expert is to find an expert and not have to make the mistakes that they have made. Finding out what NOT to do from the expert will fast-track your learning of a new skill. It is a huge win to have them personally walk you through what needs to be done. Reach out and send an email to them
Sleep On It
Practice your new skill within 4 hours of going to sleep. Josh Kaufman is a noted rapid learning expert and tells us that any practice done within this time frame causes your brain to embed the learning more rapidly into its neural pathways. Your memory and motor-mechanics needed are ingrained at a quicker level.
The 20 Hour Rule
Along with that tip, Kaufman also suggests 20 as the magical number of hours to dedicate to learning the new skill. His reasoning is that everyone will hit a wall early on in the rapid learning stage and that “pre-committing” to 20 hours is a sure-fire way to push through that wall and acquire your new skill.
Learn By Doing – A Top Tip!
It is easy to get caught up in reading and gathering information on how to do something and never actually get around to doing it. The best way to learn is to do. Regardless of how unprepared you feel, make sure you are continually physically engaged. Keep alternating between research and practice…research…practice… (It’s called Learn, Do, Learn, Do)
Ditch the Distractions
Make sure the environment you are in is perfect for your rapid-learning progress. That means ditching any social media, and the temptation to check any email. As the saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Before you sit down to practice, make sure whatever potential distractions are far from sight.
Every single little win that you experience on the learning process, be sure to celebrate. Your brain will release endorphins and serotonin as you raise your hands in victory and pump your fits.
Have a piece of chocolate and give yourself a pat on the back. This will encourage you to press on toward the goal!
Most of all, have fun. Learning a new skill should be exciting and something you cannot wait to practice every day. Keep picturing the joy of reaching the end goal and being a better version of yourself as continual motivation. To love life is to continually be learning and challenging yourself.
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