Ready to start a business or a side gig, but don’t have a clue where to begin?
Whether you are going to sell a service or a product, where can you find the initial clarity that will jumpstart your business? You start by looking at your current skills. But your list is short, and nothing impresses you enough to take to the bank.
So you begin thinking outside your skills, and get sidetracked: what would just be an awesome business idea in general?
Let me stop you right there. You are overcomplicating this. You will never stumble across a successful…
Do you keep starting new projects…only to quickly give up and start a new one?
You are not alone. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs I know used to struggle to move beyond the first step — to present their business idea to the world so that potential investors and clients can examine it from every angle.
I know how they feel. Mainly because I was once there where they now are.
A few years ago, I launched eight businesses in twelve months and had ideas for half a dozen more. …
In this article, I’m going to show you how to find two extra hours a day you didn’t even know existed.
Time is the most non-renewable resource we have. Or is it? I believe that’s a mindset. And by changing your mindset and adopting the behaviours and techniques outlined in this article, you’ll learn how to actually find the time you didn’t know you had.
What would you finally accomplish if you had more time? The options are endless: start a side business, launch a side gig, add a revenue stream.
Whatever the case, follow the steps below to make…
Everybody has a business idea. And everyone thinks that theirs is special.
Everybody has figured out the next best thing to sliced bread — if only they had the money, the time, or the…
The catalyst turning a business idea into a business is being able to select the right idea, and then taking action to turn it into a money opportunity.
In this post, I’m going to show you a simple step you can take to determine if your business idea has legs — it will help you answer the question: “is this idea worth my time, money, and…
Yesterday, I bought a phone charger, earplugs, and a bottle of shampoo. What do all these three products have in common?
They solve a problem I already had.
Foreign plug sockets, lousy sleep, and an inclination to look and feel clean: I was aware of my existing needs. These three purchases all solve a problem or realise a desire I already had. That made the buying journey simple: I typed the product into my browser, visited an online shop, added what I wanted to the cart, and paid. Done.
They didn’t have to convince me why I needed the product…
I sold an online course that didn’t exist. OK, maybe that’s putting it a little strongly. It existed, sort of. In my head, enough that I could post it for sale online.
Here’s how it started.
A couple of weeks ago, I sat down and thought about what valuable information I could package in a rapid but high value course. Paper and pen, I wrote down things I accomplished and assets I could leverage. Remember, you can do the same thing: we often take our skills and accomplishments for granted, so much so that they become invisible to us.
Some things are in our control and others not.
Focusing on the things you cannot influence brings stress; focusing on the things you can influence brings power.
The definition of stress is “pressure or tension exerted on a material object”: when you want things to be different, you create that tension between how you want things to be and how things really are.
Shunning any sort of structure in your life means giving up your power while wishing for the things you cannot control to be different.
That’s why the most structured people really are the most flexible, while the…
It was time to set myself free. Free from the big consulting firm I worked for, free from a lifestyle I hated. Also, free from being forced to wear a suit and tie every day.
So I hatched a plan. I knew what I wanted: to travel, work online, actually have fun with my career. All things IB…erm, I mean, the big consulting firm, didn’t grant me. I also wanted to experiment and learn through business and life.
Basically, it was time to take off that suit and finally pursue my dream.
That’s what I wanted. But somehow, what I…
A few years ago, I was in ‘comeback mode’. After leaving my corporate job, I launched a product with a friend of mine. Within a few months, we raised money for a phone charger, manufactured it, fulfilled it, and then…the partnership sort of fell apart.
For the next 12 months, I was determined to show myself I could do it again, and ‘launched’ a number of business ideas.
One of them was a wooden iPhone dock that I planned on crowdfunding on Kickstarter. After all, I knew the platform pretty well.
So I put a lot of energy into the…
In the midst of the Great Pandemic of 2020, I have operated my business from three different locations so far this year. In spite of the strict lockdown (no walk and no runs), my favourite spot was Barcelona: I may be heading back there soon.
You see, the freedom to work from wherever I choose is important to me. It’s one of the primary reasons I left my gig at a big fancy consulting company to strike out on my own. I was tired of trading my time for money, and I wanted more out of life.
I’ve built a…