Things happen for a reason is something I believe in. I also believe that I am the person I am because of my life experiences.
Furthermore, I also believe things happen for a reason in your online business.
Light At The End of the Tunnel
My hope in sharing my story is so others who have suffered a similar fate in their online business may be able to see hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.
“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world, but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am.”
? John Newton
Being aware of many ways to make money online and to start your online business in every conceivable niche?-?every top achiever flaunting their secret methods to their success through training programs/schemes.
So perhaps your experiences are similar to mine as I have tried various money-making schemes/get rich quick schemes over the years.
The top achievers at the time when I got interested in starting an online business, seem to make it sound so easy. Therefore embarrassingly I admit, I foolishly fell for their promises.
Now being naturally curious, passionate, go-getter, my attitude was that even if I only achieve half of what they are promising?-?I will be successful.
I wanted to succeed in my online business. I stubbornly with all enthusiasm and optimism, steadfastly pursued my goals of building an online business.
Sadly I have to admit all my attempts to start an online business were in vain and I never achieved any real success.
‘twenty-twenty hindsight.’ – is we have a perfect understanding of a situation or events only after they have happened.
So with this ‘twenty-twenty hindsight.’ I have noticed I have subconsciously been sabotaging my life and my online business for many years.
Like most people, I have continuously been trying to better my life, meaning to improve my work circumstance and income prospects.
So with this perfect understanding of a situation, after it has happened, I have decided to share my discovery.
Starting Online Businesses
I have always attempted starting online businesses to run alongside the day job. My hope to earn some extra money leading to slowly build this side business into a full-time income.
As I have always thought to have my feet well-grounded. I didn’t expect to get rich quick. I believe in hard work. So needless to say I expected to work hard and therefore succeed irrespective of how long it may take.
However, I didn’t expect to get caught up in the get rich quick programs or schemes. Not that I was falling for these ideas per se. I wanted to work hard and build a business. It was difficult/impossible to prevent getting involved in a get rich quick scheme. They were all over the internet at the time.
Methods and Training
Now at the time, every success story seemed to be offering their techniques, secret methods and training. So even not interested in getting rich quick schemes, I was inevitably lead down these roads.
Therefore as an entrepreneur trying to start an online business, I tried to follow various business models. So overwhelmed by the considerable learning curve and the wide variety of information available online.
I found myself struggling to know what information was useful, which training program to follow and implement?
Eventually, this was so overwhelming. Including being unsure of who to trust or follow got me unintentionally caught up in the get rich quick schemes which inevitably led to failures.
Therefore every time I would fail in starting an online business, I would regard it as a lesson learnt and then optimistically move on to the next opportunity to start an online business.
However, the result being I gave up on my dreams and goals of online business. Over the next few years not even looking at business ads or anything resembling a business opportunity.
Usually, I would switch off
Then while scanning through YouTube and watching a few videos and suddenly an ad popped up in the middle. Usually, I would switch off and wait for the ad to finish so I could continue to watch the video.
However, to my surprise, something caught my attention. I can’t remember exactly what it was. However, I think I was taken back by the calm, confident and authentic manner in which this person spoke felt I could trust what this guy was saying.
Where I was in my life
I listened to the advertisement intently and subsequently, responded. It had spoken directly to where I was in my life at the time. Well, one thing led to another, and I followed the links loving everything this opportunity had offered.
So my attention was captured. They didn’t try to sell me all the time. Resulting in me feeling like I was being screened or interviewed to find out if I would be a good match for the business model. It seemed as if they were trying to identify if I would put their teaching and training into action.