First of all, let’s get the quotation straight:
The love of money is the root of all evil.
— 1 Timothy 6:10
There’s nothing wrong with money per se, and the more we make, the more we reclaim our time.
Clearly, the best chance of making more money is to:
- Work for yourself, and
- Do something you enjoy.
That’s the essence of becoming an entrepreneur, and with the advent of e-commerce in the 21st century, it’s never been a more accessible goal.
It may take a bit of dreaming and scheming, but in order to truly set a course for the Dot Com lifestyle, here’s the one thing that every successful entrepreneur does:
As obvious as that sounds, it’s the first hurdle that separates potential winners from everyone else.
Here’s how you take efficient action:
- Make a commitment that you can keep,
- Carve out a regular part of every day where you can honor this commitment, and
- Maintain a positive mental attitude during that day-part.
As in every new endeavor, there will be bumps and bruises along the way. No one is immune. It’s all part of the learning process, which is how those who live the Dot Com lifestyle viewed those experiences on their way to success.
It’s important to emphasize the action you take must focus on building your business.
Here are examples as to how this tenet fits into my mantra for achieving the Dot Com lifestyle:
- Make a plan … Implement the 80/20 rule into your actions;
- Find a mentor … Choose a program where one is built into the system; and
- Automate as much as possible … Build a landing page and link it to a sales page.
This is more a matter of diligence than it is of intelligence. Smarts help, but consistency helps more.
It all starts, though, with taking action.
Have a hard look at your situation now. Is it really something you want to accept for the rest of your working life? You surely agree there’s more to life than working all day for a wage set by someone else!
If you agree your future could be better — much better — then prove it to yourself.
Do more than nod. Get started!