Yes. Just 5 little words can help you achieve anything. I’ll explain…
5 years ago, I found myself unhappy at my job. It’s not that working is bad. I just didn’t like what I was doing and I needed a change. And I knew if I didn’t make a change fast, I wasn’t going to make it.
And that’s why I wanted to start my own business. I thought, “Okay, if I don’t like what I’m doing right now, I should just do what makes me happy and get paid for it!”
But, like most people who want to start a business, I had a few psychological blocks. I said things like:
“Had I done this a few years ago, it would have been different. But right now is BAD. I have responsibilities!”
“I’ve always liked the idea of starting a business. Heck, I had one of the largest gossip sites in the world just a few years ago. But right now all the good ideas are taken!”
“I’m too old to start a business now. When I was younger, it would have been different.”
“I just don’t have the time anymore.”
What’s funny is, I already had a proven track record. Before working in corporate America, I ran one of the most popular entertainment blogs on the web, and I made a killing doing it. And yet, there I was, SCARED to do it all over again.
To understand that, let me tell you about my first business…
I started my first business in college. It was a celebrity gossip business. Why and how did I get started? I saw a celebrity gossip blog that sold ads for $1000 a week. And he had 5 ads on his site. And I was like, “I can do that too!” And I truly believed it. So when I went to work, I was never concerned with “Will this work?” I believed “I can do that too,” and I did it.
Then I got bored. And while reading a story about how Jack Welch became the CEO of GE, I thought to myself, “I can do that, too!” So I walked away from my entertainment business and got a job in corporate america. And I did well. Again, I wasn’t concerned with, “Why would they hire me? I majored in english.” I just decided “I can do that too” and I did it.
And that’s when I realized the problem.
In both of those instances, I believed in myself. I saw someone doing something I was interested in, and I thought to myself, “I can do that too,” and I did it.
It’s almost as if those 5 little words held some kind of magical powers.
“I can do that too!”
But for some reason, “I can do that too,” wasn’t working for me anymore.
Well, I knew I wanted to make a change, but I didn’t know what change I needed to make. In both of the other examples, I saw something I wanted to do, and then I did it. And yet, there I was, stuck in corporate america with no idea on what to do next. I had NOTHING to say “I can do that too” about.
So, I told my friend about my problems, and luckily, he said, “Why don’t you come consult for my company?” He knew I knew how to build large audiences, and he wanted me to build him a large audience.
And that’s when I made the jump. I remember thinking, “I can do that too.” And I did it.
It’s pretty interesting, right?
In almost all cases, before I made a leap, I started off with the simple belief “I can do that too!” And then I went for it.
Now let’s fast forward to today.
As you know, I help people start and grow their business. And I noticed people say the same things I said to myself years ago. They say, “I don’t have an idea,” “it’s too late to start now,” “I don’t have the time,” and “I have too many responsibilities.”
Maybe you can relate?
Well, check this out…
“I can do that too” was the secret behind all of my success. So I thought to myself, how can I make other people believe the same thing I believed?
I believe I found the answer.
I put together a brand-new assessment test I call “The Entrepreneur Assessment.” And when you fill it out, it can help you:
- Find a profitable idea for your online business
- Show you exactly what you need to do to get started
- And most important: make you believe “You can do that too!”
Plus, you can take this Assessment Test for FREE.
(AKA it won’t cost a cent!)
For right now, I just have one quick question:
Are you looking to start your first business? Or grow your existing business? What are some of your hangups? What’s holding YOU back?
Leave a comment…
…and look for an email from me tomorrow where I’ll share this new tool.
Remember, it’s 100% free.
And if you ever thought about starting a business, I believe this new tool will guide you in the right direction.