There’s a new reality. Today anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now accessible. Technology that costs thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. One person can do the job of two or three or, in some cases, an entire department. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is simple today. You don’t have to work 60-80 hour weeks to make it work. 10-14 hours can sometimes be plenty. You don’t have to deplete your life savings or take on a boatload risk. Starting a business on the side while keeping your day job can provide all the cash flow you need. You don’t even need an office. Today you can work from home or collaborate with people you’ve never met who live thousands of miles away. In today’s articles, I want to share with you 6 Ideas That Will Change Your Work Life Forever that could help your business and working productivity.
1. There’s No Real Value In Trying To Learn From Failures
In the business world, failure is expected. You hear all the time about how nine out of ten new businesses will fail. You hear that your chances are slim to none. You hear that failure builds character, and strength. With so much failure in the air, you can’t help but breath it in. Don’t inhale. Don’t get fooled by the stats. Other peoples failures aren’t your failures. If other people can’t market their product, build a team or price their services correctly, it has nothing to do with you. There is no value in trying to learn from mistakes and failures, other than ‘don’t do it again’. Instead when something succeeds that gives you real ammunition – you know what’s worked and you can do it again. Failure is not a prerequisite for success. Success is the experience that actually counts.
2. When You Plan Your Work You Are Only Guessing
Unless you’re a fortune-teller, long-term business planing is a fantasy. There are just too many factors that are out of your hands: market conditions, competitors, customers, the economy, etc. Let’s just call plans what they really are: guesses. Start referring to your working and business plans as guesses. Now you can stop worrying about them as much. They just aren’t worth the stress.
3. Make A Dent In The Universe
To do great work, you need to feel that you are making a difference. That you’re putting a meaningful dent in the universe. That your part of something important. You should feel an urgency to it. After all, you don’t have forever. This is your life’s work. Don’t just build another me-too product, shake things up a bit. Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.
4. Make Something You Want To Use
The easiest way to create a great product is to make something you want to use. That let’s you design what you know – and you’ll figure out immediately whether or not what your making is any good. When you build your own product or service, you make the call on hundreds of tiny decisions each day. If your solving someone else’s problem, your constantly stabbing in the dark.
5. No Time Is Not An Excuse
The most common excuses people give is: ”There’s not enough time”. They claim they would love to start a business, learn an instrument, market an invention, or write a book, whatever, but there isn’t enough time. There’s always enough time if you spend it right. You don’t have to quit your day job. Hold onto it and start your work at night. Instead of watching TV or playing games, work on your idea.
6. Be More Than Your Mission Statement
There’s a big difference between truly standing for something and having a mission statement that says to stand for something. You know the type of statements that sound phoney and disconnected from reality. Standing for something isn’t about just writing it down. It’s about believing in it and living it.