Running a business from home has never been easier.
The internet means you can offer to the world and payment systems, as I mentioned, make getting the money a doddle.
But don’t assume that you’ll make a fortune the first week.
And don’t think there are any shortcuts or cheats to get there quicker.
There are only 2 ways to be successful.
One is to keep trying and failing, learning as you go.
That’s a stupid way, in my view.
You’d avoid any professional who operated that way, whether they were a dentist, pilot or lawyer, wouldn’t you!
Which brings me to the 2nd way.
Learn from the experts first and as you go along.
Take professional training.
And follow it.
Don’t deviate or experiment until you’re sure that any losses from any errors won’t shut you down.
Training is all you need – and if you can’t devote up to 20 hours into training and learning, please forget about ever being successful in business …
20 hours, you say, Alun?
Only 20 hours?
Yes – you see there’s been a rumor going around for a little while now that to become good at something, you have to invest 10,000 hours.
That’s a full time job for 5 years.
And it’s also false.
To become the very best of the best, such as a world-class athlete, you do need to invest 10,000 hours.
But to simply get good at doing something, Josh Kaufman of TED Talks tells us you only need 20 hours to learn pretty much anything you can think of.
(HINT: That includes most marketing skills, by the way.)
Perhaps the most important thing to note from his talk comes at the end, and that is the challenge you face when tackling something new.
The major barrier to learning something new isn’t intellectual, it’s emotional.
As Josh says,
“We’re scared. Feeling stupid doesn’t feel good, and in the beginning of learning anything new, you feel really stupid.”