- Accept the idea that your life is indeed special. That's the same for everyone. The odds of being born human are millions to one: and you've made the leap.
- First, get to know yourself well and intimately understand what you want for your life.
- Don't stress too much about your perceived faults. You may find that these are the flip-side to essential strengths, and that the energy that drives one, also drives the other! Instead, why not explore ways to better learn how to manage your negative traits, always striving for constant self-improvement?
- Build in and surround yourself with a supportive environment and release anything or anyone who directly or indirectly drags you back down to the bad old habits that no longer serve you, as you move into a new mindset.
What Should I Concentrate On?
Focus on what you do best - that's the best leverage for your time and effort. Discover your passion, build up your strengths, then work out how to use those to help others solve their problems.
Stumbling Like A One-Legged Duck In The Middle Of Chaos:Sometimes, you may not yet know what you do best, or what you want to focus on. Sometimes, you may have to battle away at something, making mistake after mistake, but still enduring, moving forward, and in weeks or months ahead, start to wonder what else you can do.
For a while, you may develop a kind of love-hate relationship, with hard to grasp topics, over which later, you may achieve mastery. So sometimes, don't be afraid to just work away at something you want to learn more about, and accept the first few embarrassing, stumbling efforts as "part of the price".
Take courage, persist, and go with the flow if that approach works for you.
For other essential activities and skills your web business needs, I recommend you hire someone else or look for ways to involve others who are more suited to those roles. For maximum return, let value for money, not cost, determine your choices.
Start somewhere, anywhere, just begin. You don't need the answers to everything immediately, so resist any feelings of overwhelm.
When To Begin And How to Maintain Momentum
Take focused action every day toward your goals. "A little bit closer" adds up over time. Don't let the seemingly relentless demons of inaction: doubt, fear and anxiety cripple your days. Why? If doubt creeps it can cause fear, which if nurtured, causes anxiety - which can paralyze you from taking any kind of beneficial focused action. And you can slip back into the abyss that you so much want to escape.
Understand that a new web business takes time to build. Rome certainly wasn't built in a day. Likewise, rarely will you be in a position fortunate enough to have a profitable web business overnight. Most offline businesses take weeks, months, sometimes years, to build up; those on the web are no different - whatever hyped up nonsense you may otherwise be exposed to.
In future parts, we'll explore the practical areas of starting a fun, profitable, and worthwhile web business.