Learning and Reading To Educate Yourself

I was a struggling entrepreneur back in 2008, and within one year, I had spent over $100,000 on programs, tools, and many hours on useless tasks that didn’t grow my business. I decided to learn how to grow a business by becoming a business coach. I learned key strategies on how to brand and market a business effectively. Moreover, I decided to sit down and put on my learning hat. I read many books from some great thought leaders, life transformational leaders, and business growth leaders. The first book I read was Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I had to get my mind in a position of growth and abundance thinking to put a fire on my burning desire to succeed in business. The second book was The Science of Self-Learning by Peter Hollins to reprogram my thinking about how to learn. Learning in academia is different from learning to grow a successful business and teaching others to do the same. Then I read these awesome and life-changing books, Born To Win By Zig Ziglar, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey, How to Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie, How To Own Your Mind By Napoleon Hill, The Slight Edge By Jeff Olson, and The Compound Effect By Darren Hardy, and The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco.
I learned to sell again. I cashed in my IRA and drained my savings before I sat down and thought about how to become successful in business like I was in my past career. Then I got smart. I began asking, Why is it that some businesses are more successful than others? I set out to find the answers, the real answers.

I read everything I could find and tried it out. I listened to audio programs and attended seminars. I asked for advice from other entrepreneurs and applied that advice to my business. Gradually, I turned my business around. Today, I have a multi-million dollars business, operating 12 websites, and growing. I live in a beautiful home and drive a nice car.

In the last 14 years, I\’ve taught the principles of massive business growth to start-ups companies and small entrepreneurial businesses. I have proven that these ideas are simple and easy to apply. Individuals and organizations that apply these strategies increase their sales and cash flow, reduce their costs, and boost profits. Sometimes in a matter of weeks, their small actions produce notable growth. What you\’re about to learn can help you more than anything you could imagine.

When you take these ideas seriously and put them to work, you\’ve heard it said that 80 percent of new businesses fail in the first two years. Well, 90 percent of businesses started by people who know what they are doing are still going and growing five years later. This should be your goal as well. This is the age of the entrepreneur. More people are starting more businesses in more fields today than ever before in all of American history. And what other successful entrepreneurs and business people are doing? You can do as well if you just learn how. Remember, these successful business people are not smarter than you are, and they\’re not better than you are. They are usually just ordinary people who had figured out how to do it right before their competitors did. Let\’s review some of the very best ideas that you will learn in this business startup course. No one decides exactly what you want in life and business but you. It would help if you had the most important thing in your life to succeed, and that is a “burning desire,” drive, determination, defined goals, and clarity.

  • You must be absolutely clear about what you really want from your business.
  • You must be clear about what you are doing and why at every step of your business and personal life. It has been said that fanaticism is redoubling your efforts after your aim has been forgotten. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting to get different results.

Successful business owners are intensely goal-oriented. They know exactly what they want, and they are working toward achieving their goals every day. As a result, they accomplish far, far more than the average person in every area of life. You will be successful starting and building your own business only if you are crystal clear about why you are doing it and how it fits into the rest of your life. The more you think about your goals and how to achieve them, the more efficient and effective you will be.