A famous personal development coach has a saying that applies perfectly to starting to build your own number 1 home based business: „you don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.“ If you wait to have all of the knowledge and tools and this and that, you’ll simply never get it going and build the business you’ve been dreaming of.
There’s a reason why John Maxwell advises businesspeople to „fail forward“: there’s just no better way to learn. The mistakes that you make as you’re starting out will be a better tool than any $97 e-book ever created, and increase your performance more than any software on the market.
For some people, the barrier they have to break through is the very idea that money can be made on the internet. There is a very simple solution: start making money. Even if it’s $5 for ghostwriting an article or a $10 commission from ClickBank.com, a few dollars in AdSense or recruiting your first prospects into your Network Marketing Opportunity, that first bit of green to come your way through cyberspace will prove that it is indeed possible to build your own number 1 home based business.
For others, the problem will be believing that their product or service will be a success. The last thing anyone wants to do is fail! If you are promoting a Multilevel marketing opportunity or promoting affiliate products online, be sure that you at least Use The Products Yourself to help lessen your anxiety about promoting the products to others because you believe in and use them personally.
Sometimes, though, we have to re-evaluate what success means to us. Is success having a million dollar launch with our first information product launch? Is success going to be when you have a residual income of over $10,000 per month with your network marketing business? If so, we’re probably headed for a grand disappointment. But what if success is just completing the first project? Or making the first sale? Or getting one raving testimonial from a customer who was truly helped?
If you can change that paradigm of success, so that one success builds on top of the other, your confidence will take you to the level where even greater successes can be had. As Vince Lombardi said, „Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.“ Build your confidence through small successes, and use it to tackle new and exciting challenges.