In the age of technology, personal development becomes more and more crucial for your online business, as well as the process of learning new things. The internet and other technology is changing constantly, and if you’re not up-to-date, you’re probably going to be left behind. This is why personal development is important for your online business.
But, in order to stay with the times, it can be easy to lose yourself in the process. Keeping your mindset in check is even more important to handle the changes.
This leads to being totally overwhelmed and discouraged. This is why personal development is important for your online business.
Obviously, when you’re running an online business there’s no getting around the changes of the internet and technology.
So, even if you choose not to use what’s available for your individual online business, you still need to be knowledgeable to keep up with your marketing methods.
You’ll also have to figure out how to get ahead of those who are already using these technologies.
It’s a lot of balls to juggle and some days it can be too much to deal with.
You have to constantly work on your mindset while wrapping your head around all the technology changes.
An important part of being an online business owner is staying connected to other people.
Obviously, technology becomes front-and-center in being connected to people online.
You generally need people to network with – in order for you to grow your online business.
Since most of your interaction involves being online and there’s little chance you’re going to meet them in person, you still need them to think you’re knowledgeable and worth working with.
Joining a great online business community will help you gain knowledge – so you can sound like you know what you’re doing and people will want to give you business.
This doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert in everything but you need to be familiar with the online atmosphere and the jargon that goes along with it.
If you own your own online business, you’re probably well aware of the rush you get when you take on a new project or come up with a new idea or new way to get things done more efficiently.
Gradually, however, that initial push wears off and you sink back into the same old plodding-through work.
This is why it helps to be part of an online business community because it helps you stay current and always moving forward with your business.
It’s so easy to get distracted online and it’s easy to come up with new ideas and new projects instead of sticking with the one project you have and seeing it to completion.
Having other online business owners to communicate with will help you keep your priorities and focus in check.
It’s great to have new ideas and horizons to reach for, but if you neglect personal development you end up with a lot of unfinished an unexplored ideas and projects.
Now imagine if you were learning about a cool new product or idea every few weeks, or even every day.
This of course could be problematic because you can literally overwhelm yourself with ideas.
But if you could keep that energy burst going and going without getting off-course or overwhelmed…that would be one of the biggest benefits of self expansion and developing yourself into an even more successful online business owner.
New ideas can it keeps you excited about work and wanting to learn more and do more.
And in the end, you get more done. It does take discipline to balance out self-growth and business growth.
If you’re working on your own, you don’t have a boss around to constantly offer to send you to meetings and conferences to expand your horizons.
That means you have to find them yourself.
And frankly, from my experience, very few bosses even care or concern themselves with your personal growth.
It can be very similar online when you are largely isolated and alone.
This is another reason why having an online business community to reach out to is important for you to further yourself and expand your horizons.
There are of course other options out there for self-expansion. Here are just a few general categories:
– Local classes
With all the options available, it’s may be hard for you to figure out which direction you want to go.
There are thousands of programs, newsletters, seminars, eBooks, and all kinds of products out there to help you expand yourself and your business.
These are all great options, but you can also find yourself off on a million different rabbit trails if you focus on too many different options at one time.
You can easily find yourself spinning your wheels, which does nothing but hinder your personal growth and ultimately will hinder the growth of your online business.
Also, before you try to find ways to develop yourself, you need to figure out what you want.
This means setting your priorities and online business goals.
Do you want to make lots of money?
Do you want to help others?
Or do you just want to have a career your can balance with your already full life?
What you want is the most important thing and should be your starting point.
Once you have a vague direction, talk to other people with the same interests and ask for options.
This is exactly why an online business community is perfect for this.
You have like-minded people, all in the same place, helping one another achieve their online business goals and their personal development goals.
An online business community is great because it will help you find more information for self-expansion.
The key to staying successful is to never stop learning.
There is always something new to learn about yourself, your online business and about others.
Also, the more you learn the less chance that you’ll become stagnant and bored with your online business.
You can become very isolated when you work online from home – which is another reason why an online business community is essential to keep you moving forward and keep you energized and motivated.
We all need this from time to time because when you’re not physically working around other people, it’s easy to let your mind wander off in so many different directions.
Personal development is an ongoing thing.
It’s not a one-and-done.
The more you learn about yourself and the more you aim to improve yourself, the more success you will have in your online business.
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me. I’m not some flashy internet marketer with my name and face all over the internet.
Nope. I’m actually way too introverted for that 🙂
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to build my online business.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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