Home Business Boot Camp – Everybody Had to Start at the Beginning
Don’t let anything stand in your way no matter what. You will encounter obstacles in your thinking that are probably harder to overcome than those in the physical realm like time and money. If you are serious about starting a real business that actually succeeds down the line, you need to do plenty of ‘self-talk’ all along the way.
Starting out, you will need to keep assuring yourself that ‘you CAN do it’. Somehow you have to acquire the discipline to make a serious commitment to yourself that you WILL ‘just do it’. When you don’t see results right away, you can’t allow yourself to become discouraged or skeptical. Either one is the death-knell of motivation which is one of the most important resources you have. Not to mention if you allow yourself to become skeptical, you will project that and people won’t trust you. If you don’t believe in yourself and/or the process, then why should they?
When you encounter new concepts and terminology, don’t be intimidated. Remember the little guy who said ‘there is no can’t’. Well, it’s true, if you want to succeed, there is no can’t. Being ‘new’ is never an excuse for why we ‘can’t’ do what is necessary. Being new is only the reason you need to learn ‘the ropes’. Everybody who knows anything had to learn how to do things and to realize certain truths. Being ‘new’ is not terminal. Everybody starts out in the beginning being new. We learn and we grow, and the farther we evolve in our experience the stronger and more ‘savvy’ we get.
Every day is another opportunity to learn something new. Don’t go into denial when you hear a strange word or acronym, or pretend you know what it means if you don’t. Look it up. You are on the Internet. It is a vast sea of information at your fingertips – and mostly free! Start taking notes as you go along and don’t leave a blank space in your mind that represents a word you didn’t understand, because it is likely you won’t follow the entire concept if you lose ‘the train of thought’ at any point. Starting a home business online does not have to be any more technical than you want it to be, but you really should understand the basics.
Start a list of things that are new to you. Look them up and write down what they mean. Go to a search engine like google.com and just type the word – You will get lots of links with different levels of definition. For in depth descriptions, you can go to Wikipedia.com – an online encyclopedia. Start a little collection of terms that you can refer to unless you have a ‘photographic’ memory and won’t forget anything.
For example, the acronym ‘FTP’ – it means file transfer protocol, and it is used to move (‘upload’) groups of files quickly from your PC to your host. A ‘host’? What is that? Host – a host server – where files and other applications ‘live’ that comprise a website. If you love details you can really build on this ‘database’ (index) you are creating for yourself. In this example you could search for ‘host’ and come up with several advertisements for hosting companies – Just read through a couple to see what is involved in ‘hosting’. If you are planning to get one someday, jot down comparisons – what are the costs, what are the options that come with the ‘hosting account’?
Oh, and don’t get lost in all the information – you have no doubt heard ‘information is power’ – it’s true, but only if you do something with it – take action with what you learn. Don’t use learning as an excuse not to take action. Don’t feel like you don’t know enough (yet). Do what you can. Do it as well as you can. You will improve after you get some experience and learn some skills. Every day you will know more. You will see you are building yourself up at the same time you are building your business.