Breaking through the Glass Ceiling

Breaking through the Glass Ceiling

Is there a glass ceiling? Is it real? What is the Glass ceiling and is breaking through the glass ceiling possible?

Why don’t we find out what it means first?

Definition of Glass Ceiling from SociologyDictionary.org

  • An artificial, unseen, and often unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents otherwise qualified people such as women and minorities from rising to positions of leadership and power, particularly within a corporation.

There we have it, an unseen barrier to prevent people from rising higher than others think they should.

The pastBreaking through the Glass Ceiling

In the past, this was a real occurrence happening to many people, deliberately to discriminate against some parts of society. In recent years there have been laws to prevent discrimination, especially in the areas of age, gender and skin colour.

An example of discrimination that no longer happens: Over 40 years ago my husband and I applied for a mortgage. We were told that only his wages counted because I would leave work to have a baby. Though this was true of me, it wasn’t true of everyone and regardless, the bank was discriminating against me because I was a woman and possibly fertile.

When I was a child, my mother applied for a mortgage to buy the house we were renting. She was an export manager in a well-known quality shoe company, earning good money. Yet she was told she needed a male guarantor. That male guarantor did not have such a good job or earn as much but it was okay because he was male. And supposedly more trustworthy?

But it doesn’t happen now!

Does it happen now? Yes, I think it does. Not so overtly but it still goes on in so many ways because people grow up with prejudices.

WHY? Because they are the product of their upbringing. Where they live, country and area, what their parents and grandparents did workwise. How poor or well off they were, whether life was a struggle or easy. Even what they believed about the world, other people and even religion.

Workplaces still discriminate on the basis of previous workers very often. Say they have a young man or woman of a particular age, say early 20’s. If they were lazy, always on their phone, arrived late, left early etc, without realising it themselves, they would avoid hiring the person of that gender and age, however good they might seem.

What does that matter to you?the past

We may think we are modern free-thinking people but our views are still coloured by the past. We picked up beliefs from the adults around us growing up, family, teachers, friends and even acquaintances. Those beliefs of theirs were picked up the same way.

When an election was looming once, one of my daughters said, “We are Conservative/Labour/Liberal because you are”. Immediately, I said  “No, it doesn’t work like that. You have to read about all the different parties and what they will or won’t do, then make up your own mind”. I told them the same about religion. If they wanted to be part of a religion, then research all the different ones to see what they were drawn to.

As a child, I wasn’t preached to about religion or politics despite my parent’s own beliefs. I did grow up believing women were better than men because of the comment’s my mother often made. Also, the fact that she was a manager in an era when women were considered to do well if they became a Personal Assistant. Lofty heights indeed.

Everything is different now

No, it’s not. No one is born discriminating against another person. A baby doesn’t discriminate. Watch a group of toddlers playing, they don’t label other children, they just play together.

We discriminate against ourselves. How often do you think you can’t have your own business? You probably heard “People like us can’t do things like that” Whether “that” is a better job, your own business, going to university, having a big house or a brand new car or even regular holidays a year.

Many many people believe they cannot aspire to be and do better. But I am telling you, They are WRONG!

YOU are NOT Your Past!let you past make you better not bitter

Well okay, you are a product of your past.  A mix of all the family that went before with beliefs and habits that come from everyone you have ever known up till now.

Is it fixed in stone? NO!

You are free to choose your own path. You are free to choose what you do and where you go.

Many never move away from the area they grew up in. Many more follow similar paths to their parents. Grow up, get a job, buy or rent a house, have a family, watch them grow up, stay in the same job till retirement. Leave work and continue to do what you always did, except working, until you die!

Sound a bit harsh? Think about it though, that path is true for a lot of people.

Do YOU want more?

Yes? Me too.

Stop caring what other people say. They don’t matter, YOU do! This is your life, do you want to live or exist? How about being happy? Doing work you love and living life on your own terms IS Happiness.

Every time you feel doubt, tell yourself: “I CAN DO THIS”.

You want to start an online business but are worried about failing? How about thinking ‘SUCCESS’ thoughts.

You don’t have to jump in with both feet, throwing caution to the winds. Why not start it alongside your job? To build a solid business online that will keep growing does take time. It won’t happen overnight.

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YOU can do it. Many have grown their dreams beyond the sky. There is no limit to what you can do and achieve. Once you truly understand and take that on board you will realise that you can be and do anything you want to.

The only limitations are in your mind. They are learned over many years but you can get rid of them. Learn to recognise when you hold back, when you doubt. Note your thoughts, think back to when you used to hear those words.

Tell yourself: “That is NOT me. They are not MY words.” Replace them with “I can and will do this”. Or “I can do anything I choose and be successful.” Anything along those lines is good. Choose words and phrases that uplift and motivate you.

Conclusion

You don’t have to break the glass ceiling because there was never one there in the first place. What you do have to break free of is the limits you have in your head. Being creative can often help with that as it sets your mind free. Time spent being creative is never wasted.

I always told my daughters when they were young that they could be anything they wanted to be. They just had to be prepared to work hard to get to there. I always wanted them to know that they had the ability, if they chose to use it.

That holds true for all of us!

If your imagination can dream it, then you can do it!

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Why Others Try to Hold You Back From Success

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When you’re trying to change your life, there will be people that feel the need to get in your way. A few of them might actually believe they’re trying to help you, but they’re not. They want you to stay just the way you are. That way, they can feel comfortable about not improving themselves, too.

It’s frustrating to find out that few people are on your side, but it’s something that must be managed if you want to succeed. So lets find out why it happens

Why Others Try to Hold You Back From Success

Past failures:

They point out your past failures.

We’ve all failed numerous times in the past. Through them we have either discovered things we don’t want to do,  or have discovered ways NOT to do something.

Some people in your life will undoubtedly bring up those failures in an attempt to sabotage your efforts. They will very likely have a list of everything you have ever tried.

The Guilt Trip

They will try to make you feel guilty. Guilt is another weapon in their arsenal.

You aren’t spending enough time with your family or friends is a common one.Guilt Trip. Why Others Try to Hold You Back From Success

You might also be told that you should be saving all the money for your child’s educational needs. To buy something for the house or put towards a bigger house/better car or anything

Distraction

They try to distract you with, lets go out to the cinema, a bar, a walk, to play sport or any other of the many time distractions. Come and watch a box set together, spend time with the children, go out for a drive to the beach, park or whatever.

But why would they do it in the first place? It doesn’t seem kind and supportive and it’s not. Though they might try to present it that way.

Mostly it’s because people fear change. They don’t want their life to change even if they are bored. They definitely don’t want to step outside their comfort zone and the fact that you do is seen as a threat.

Why people close to you try to sabotage your efforts:

They want to stay comfortable with their mediocrity. If you do something amazing, they have to deal with the fact that they have not. No one wants to feel like they’re losing the game of life. Rather than deal with their own fear, insecurity and laziness, it’s just easier and less work to hold you back.

Jealousy

While there are some people that are genuinely happy to see you achieve something great, win the lottery, or lose 50 pounds, there are even more that are jealous. They’ll try to stop you from being successful by chipping away at your self confidence and self esteem. A constant barrage of negative comments to wear you down and make you give up. Later this will be a failure to be thrown back at you should you want try again.

All this will be done under the guise of caring. Saving you from disappointment, from yet another failure, from getting over tired and all because they are trying to help.

This can become a very toxic relationship, especially if it’s done subtly so you aren’t aware of it for some time.

 People don’t like change

Your time is being taken up with something they aren’t a part of. It takes you away when they want the attention they are used to having.

Change for most people is threatening. If you change, it threatens the status quo. If you become something different, where does that leave them? They feel left out and insignificant.

They are scared that you will succeed and won’t want them anymore, that you will outgrow their affections.

It’s psychologically easier for them if you just stay the same.

What should you dodont give up.

Not give up.

Keep explaining that it for a better future for you all, if it’s your other half or even your children trying to hold you back.

The main solution is to commit to being successful in spite of the objections of others. You might want to consider removing the worst offenders from your life. Life is hard enough without having your own friends and family trying to make it even harder.

If they are your nearest and dearest and you can’t and don’t want remove them from your life, then plan your time well to give them enough time too. Try to explain what you are doing if they show any interest.

Moving Forward

Commit to your goals for the right reason. Impressing others is a shallow reason for doing something and unlikely to lead to lasting success. Do it for yourself.

Think hard about your reasons and discover your WHY! Having a why that is big enough will keep you going regardless of the people trying to stop you. Regardless of the tiredness from learning so much and working so hard. It will help you reach your goals.

Consider keeping your biggest goals to yourself. You will receive less resistance from others and they won’t find it quite scary.

Choose what’s best for your life and do it! You don’t need the approval of others.


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I have to point out here that it’s NOT a Get Rich Quick Scheme! It takes time to build a solid foundation for a lasting business. It also takes a lot of hard work, learning and implementing the knowledge.

It is FREE to sign up and get started. You can try out some training, build a website, have a look around and see what you think.

If you decide it’s for you, then you can sign up for Premium with all the fantastic training you will then have at your fingertips along with more websites to play with.

There is an amazing community with answers to all your questions too.

Why do I recommend it? Because it is where I am and after 19 months I still love every minute of it.

Your Future Self will Thank You

Yoiur future self will thank you

How do I know and what for?

BIG questions those!

What could your future self thank you for?

Lot’s of things I suppose. Getting fit, eating more healthily, investing or saving money, buying and old house and doing it up ….. and there are loads more. There is also a massive one.

Your future self will thank you for this

Really? Honestly? What is it?

How about investing in YOURSELF?

Nope, I haven’t gone nuts, I want to help YOU!There are no limits

Why would you do this when everything is in turmoil. Jobs are disappearing everywhere and Covid-19 is still ravaging populations, countries are going in and out of lockdown or facing tough restrictions. Does this seem like a time to be spending money on yourself?

Why not? Do you or will you spend in the sales?  Those are only material things! They will decline over time until they no longer work or are no longer useful.

Investing in yourself, to learn how to create and grow a business online is an excellent investment.  Growing your knowledge base is a good thing regardless of what you plan to do. Learning for a specific reason is better still and learning how to create and grow your own business, will create a better future for you. A job that means you can work from anywhere, including traveling but especially from the safety of your home in these strange times.

Why would I want to?

The world has changed a lot in the last year. I think we can all agree on that. More businesses are moving online as that is where the customers are now.

Started by the first Lockdown of the Pandemic this has now become an increasing trend. Employees had to work from home and bosses found that rather than skiving off, most workers got far more done. With no commute and no office distractions, it was easier to get more done and still have extra time for themselves and their family.

Now many Offices are considering downsizing or doing away with premises, it makes sense. Meetings are easily held online for workers and clients, so workplaces become obsolete.

Even many chain stores have gone out of business in recent months as they focused on the bottom line rather than the customer. They too in many cases have moved online.

Do you see where this is going?

Businesses are growing their online presence, new businesses are springing up, more people are signing up for training and this will only continue to grow.

There is no better time to get started than NOW!

Is it hard work?

YES!

You will be learning and creating the business as you go along, so yes it will be hard work but you can do this at your own pace.

If you are working at a JOB (See HERE) then you will have less time than someone who either has no job or has been furloughed for now.

The more time you spend learning and building your business the sooner you will begin to earn. BUT this is a marathon, not a sprint. Missing out on training or cutting corners on the work just means there is no solid foundation for your business. What you really want is to build it properly so it lasts and grows.

There will be times when you wonder why you started and if you should give up. Times when you think you will never get the hang of it. I did but I kept going and suddenly it was easier. Suddenly everything I had learnt and was still learning, slotted into place. The writing got easier and everything flowed. Talking to others it seems to be that way for most people.

What about the quick & easy programs?Warning Scam Alert. Your future self will thank you.

Well if you have already been tempted into one of those you know from experience that none of it is true. Most of us have seen them and their hype.

This is a pricier one! Often thousands of pounds/dollars.

“Live the laptop lifestyle”

“2 hours a week/4 hours a week/1 day a week”

“Start earning in 24/48 hours”

“All it takes is a few clicks and that’s it”

“So simple you can do it even with no experience at all”

You don’t get even a glimpse inside, often just a video showing someone beside an expensive car or working from a counter top in a huge empty kitchen devoid of any signs of life. But you do hear about a lot of numbers, their earnings and possible ones for you.

They don’t say this is my car or house but it is implied to make you think that you too can be living that lifestyle very quickly.

Cheaper ones! Usually less than 30 pounds/dollars.

“Quick and easy”

“Simple to use”

“3/2 clicks and you are done”

“So easy even a newbie can do it”

“earning within hours”

This one will often do a bit of a run through, enough to make you think it actually works.

With both, the minute you pay the first money you get upsells. Very often, especially with the cheaper ones and often with the more expensive ones, you actually need the upsells to make it work.

Getting a refund?

Not as easy as they make out. Most people give up, some run out of time because the refund is only 30 days. The rest try it and by the time they realise it does not do what it said on the box, the guarantee time has run out anyway.

Most then chalk it up to experience. Which means for the original seller they have made their money and most of the time couldn’t care less that you have lost yours.

You will then get bombarded with emails trying to get you to buy the next “Sure thing moneymaker”.

So What is best to do?create your future

It is better to go to a reputable company. Never take one person’s word for it though, look around. Check out a variety of views on anything before you buy. Yes some reviews will be good and some bad, if so check further.

Even for a good company, some will bend the truth implying that you can earn sooner than you actually can. A very few can start earning in a matter of months but for most it will take at least a year if not longer.

I recommend the company I am with because for the amount you pay, you get a lot in return. Plus, a big bonus is: NO Upsells.

They also allow you to join for FREE and have a good look around to see what is on offer. Essentially, what you will get for your money. A legitimate company does this because they have nothing to hide.

What do you get?

Read this post about Wealthy Affiliate to see everything that comes with your membership. It was about a Black Friday offer which obviously has ended now but there are graphics to show you what is available in each membership.

Below is a few things you get.

A quick roundup:

10 websites:

You might think that is a lot but over time you are very likely to use them as you expand your business. Some even use extra ones for clients’ websites they run.

Free SSL

From digicert.com:

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details. (I did not know this, so I have learned something new today)Your future self will thank you.

Site support:

Which I can vouch for as excellent because I have used them a lot. They are fast to respond and excellent at fixing pretty much anything in a very short amount of time. Most things are dealt with in less than 30 minutes. Another platform I am on takes 2 weeks each time to respond even when its a security issue. Obviously I am going to bring that website to Wealthy Affiliate too. I had signed up for 2 years days before I found and joined Wealthy Affiliate, otherwise it would have already been moved.

Community:

An international community from the far flung corners of the Earth. This means there are always people there to answer questions, to chat and give advice.

There is also a vast range of age and knowledge from the members too. Very useful when you get stuck. Sometimes I found I just didn’t “get” something. I would read it over and over, watch it on a video but somehow it was still a mystery. So I would ask the community. There was always a variety of answers which is great as at least one will resonate and give you that light bulb moment.

Training:

I have surprised myself here because I usually put this first, mainly because I love to learn. There is core training 1-5 levels with 50 lessons.

Available also is Bootcamp training 1-7 levels with 70 lessons.

On top of that is training by other members too. When they find a newer or better way of doing something through trial and error, they add it as training for others to use. If you love learning new stuff like me, it is very easy to get lost in jumping from one training to another, I did just that for the first 3 months until someone wrote a blog post about shiny object syndrome made me realise what I was doing.

Yes I did learn new stuff but I was supposed to be going through the official training to get my business foundations built.

You do have to learn to be focused, it is easy to get distracted at times.

My Recommendation!

I do wholeheartedly recommend Wealthy Affiliate because I think its a great platform. Whatever type of online business you want it can teach you how to do that. You can also try different things to see how you get on. Like dropshipping. I did research, sort of gave it a try but never really got it up and running. At that point I was trying to do too many things at once. wealthy affiliate starter membership

There are so many different directions you can go in. Some do coaching, others do dropshipping, there are affiliate marketers with every niche you can think of, those that run websites for clients. We have authors and people that create and sell courses, more that run courses and so very much more.

The online world is your oyster. You can learn to build a business from the ground up. Give it a solid foundation to grow on and eventually perhaps, pass it on to your children.

Isn’t that something your future self will thank you for?

What are you waiting for?

Go and have a look round. At worst all you will have wasted is a little time, at best it will give you an amazing future.

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Wealthy Affiliate and The Black Friday Offer

Wealthy Affiliate and The Black Friday Offer

There have been many changes at Wealthy Affiliate just lately. The entire look has changed, giving it a fresher more streamlined look.

What is Wealthy Affiliate and The Black Friday Offer all about?

We knew it was coming, Kyle (one of the owners) blogged about it, saying they were excited about the imminent changes about to happen. Then all of a sudden the changes appeared.

We also knew the Black Friday Offer would be good. Lets check it all out!

How it happened!

I logged off in the late afternoon, then returned early evening and blinked hard. I thought my computer was playing up. But NO, it was the new look platform. Amazing how that can happen! Well it was to me because I am not ‘techie’ at all. Yes there were a few blips and bugs, would have been very surprising if the hadn’t with a platform that size. Have to say that considering the sweeping changes and the platform’s size I am amazed everything was sorted out so quickly.

Kyle followed up with a blog explaining the changes, talking people through it all. An in depth look at what is available on the platform.  SEE HERE!

Reactions

Considering I can be a bit of a dinosaur at times, not liking changes, I surprised myself by actually liking the new look. A quick run through of the buttons and I knew where most stuff was and just got on with my work. Then I realised that there were some who were upset by the changes and others who were totally confused.

Some had to log back in again a few times but everything was solved really fast. Which I must say, is something we have all come to expect of Wealthy Affiliate. The site support is excellent and problems usually get solved very quickly.

OFFER HAS ENDED NOW!

Wealthy Affiliate and The Black Friday Offer!

Black Friday Deals!

What Black Friday deals have we got?

These deals run through from Black Friday 27th November 2020 to Cyber Monday 30th November 2020.

Premium Yearly Offer ($395 per year). This is $100 off the regular yearly price.

Premium Plus+ Yearly Offer ($795 per year). This is $200 off the regular yearly price.

It makes complete economic sense to pay yearly as you save a lot and of course you save even more by going for the Black Friday offer.

WHY?

Quite simply because once you pay that price you are then grandfathered into the price for as long as you remain at Wealthy Affiliate. So every single year, you continue to save. If the price goes up at any point, yours doesn’t.

Premium Membership

When I joined it was the only paid membership.  The following list is a synopsis of what you get with this membership.

For now, this is mine and I am perfectly happy with this at this time.

The Premium offer includes the following:

  • $100 off the regular price
  • One Free .com Domain
  • $50 in Community Credits
  • 52+ Expert Classes
  • All future Premium updates
  • Research Tools
  • Support
  • Websites/Hosting
  • Content Tools
  • ALL Premium updates in the year ahead 

New Premium Plus+ Membership

This offer includes everything that comes with the Premium membership with many additions.

It is good to have a new more advanced tier. There are many members who have been with Wealthy Affiliate for years and are highly successful. For all of them this must be very welcome.

The Premium Plus+ offer includes:

  • $200 off the regular price
  • Two free Domains of your choice
  • $100 in community credits which are invaluable
  • Jaaxy Enterprise ($1,188 per year value)
  • Hosting for 50 Websites ($500/mth value)
  • 200+ Additional “Premium Plus+ Only” Expert Classes (Priceless)

A Teaser, not everything is listed on this graphic I created because the lists were so long and you can go and see the full clear graphic for yourself if you choose to.

 

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There are so many benefits it is amazing and unbelievable.

Why Join?

If you are serious about starting an online business, you should join.

I already had a small craft business and thought I would know quite a bit of it, although I was aware that there are large gaps in my knowledge. To start with, I had never built a WordPress website. Yes, I had admired them from afar but thought they were far too complicated for me to build.

I was wrong! I built one by following the training, while on the free starter membership. I was so impressed with myself and impressed with the training that made it so easy.

How soon will I earn Money?

It will take months at the very least, more likely many months or more than a year. There are some that took 18 months to 2 years.

There is a lot to learn and a great deal of work to do if you want to create a lasting business. Build firm foundations and it will last. Following the training and implementing it step by step, takes time.

It also depends upon how much time you can spare. If you can do this full time from the start then you will start earning sooner than others who will work at it alongside a job or other commitments.

There is also the fact that we all learn at different speeds

I have often noticed that those who put very high earning goals are often those who are prepared to put in the least amount of time.

This is NOT a Get Rich Quick scheme. You will NOT get started and immediately begin earning money.

Avoid Scams

The best way to avoid getting caught by scammers is by joining a reputable company. One that offers you everything you need and more to create a successful business.

Scams say things like:

Simple to set up and start earning in 12/24/48 hours

3 Clicks to set it up and you can be earning money

So Easy a Newbie can do it.

Everything you need for 1 low price! Then you buy and every new screen is an upsell much more expensive than the last. Youi read and discover that to make the amazing money you need to buy those products too.

1st class support. Hmmm…. funny that one. Because you can’t usually get hold of them for days or weeks, if at all.

30/60 day Money Back Guarantee! No questions asked. You have to get hold of them first, within the stated time, to get your money back.

A Legit Company

The owners are accessible and are often about the platform, answering questions and commenting on blogs etc.Black Friday Offer Wealthy Affiliate and The Black Friday Offer

You have a website problem, site support fixes it rapidly. What does that mean? My experience is maximum 30 minutes, mostly quicker.

You have a problem not website related? Ask the community. Obviously not personal problems, although it has happened. You get answers from several people at least. I think this is important because we all digest information differently and one of those answers will be related in a way that resonates with you.

You don’t constantly get upsells pushed at you. You pay for Premium or Premium Plus and everything at your level is what you get. No, just add this or upgrade to that for something you were told you got.

Why no technical stuff?

Because over this long weekend there will be endless blogs that do all the technical bits. For me, I wanted to know what I was getting without having to read endless, dry as dust explanations.

So I figure that there must be many others the same.

Besides, if you are new to this it probably won’t mean anything to you anyway.

What do I offer if you sign up through Me?

Help and assistance. The original person I joined with offered me a free SEO course that I wasn’t ready for, as a bonus. Once I got started I was too busy learning the basics to even look at it and never got round to it. Beyond the initial greeting messages I didn’t hear from him again.

I offer practical assistance, things that can save you time. Like the best website theme, the best plug ins to use and anything else you might want to know. I am there on the platform and accessible via Private message. When you feel ready I can offer some courses, free of charge of course, that you feel will help you move forwards.

READ HERE for what is on offer. The page shows some ebooks available but I have a lot more on many subjects related to business and working online. I feel it is better for you to decide what you would find most helpful rather than hand out random books or courses on subjects that don’t interest you.

Do It Now!

Take that leap of faith to create the future you really want for yourself and your loved ones. With the Pandemic constantly ebbing and flowing and so many having to work from home if they can, it’s never been a better time to take that leap.

Big companies have closed in the real world and many have moved online finding it unsustainable to continue in shops and offices.

People have been in lockdown, as we all know and have experienced. What do we all do at such a time? We go online, to connect, to learn, buy books and courses and to buy gifts and food.

This is a growing workplace and market place for the savvy entrepreneur wanting to achieve their dreams and make a better life for when we get back to some sort of normality.

Use the time shut away to make a start on that business, better to be creating that better future than staring at a TV screen endlessly.

This is YOUR Chance!

Your chance to get a membership to an excellent platform at a brilliant price that will be grandfathered in so you keep getting that price every single year.

By taking out a Years membership you are showing how serious you are about building a business. Treat yourself as a Christmas gift to you. Don’t buy that new Game Console or new supersized smart TV.

Spend that money on YOUR FUTURE instead. Trust me you won’t have the time or inclination to sit playing games or watching endless TV once you start building websites and a business. You will be focused on your goals and being your own boss!

Take the LEAP into Your Future NOW! CLICK HERE!

 

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What is a Business Why

What is a business WHY

If you are only thinking of starting a business then you may not have heard of this. If you have started already you have probably heard of it but may not really know what its about. We tend to have reasons why we do most things in life but when you are starting a business or working for yourself, technically the same I suppose, then you NEED a very good WHY!

So what is a Business Why?

From Entrepreneur.com in 2015

  • “He who has a why can endure any how.” — Frederick Nietzsche
  • There are many reasons why people become entrepreneurs: personal satisfaction, creative independence or financial autonomy — the list goes on. Yet all of these have one thing in common. At the core, they all are about freedom.
  • What is it that drives you? The reason probably isn’t money — at least it shouldn’t be. There’s a reason that career counselors across the country ask the same time-old question: “If money were no object, what would you do?”

Why You Need A Strong Reason WHY

As you can see above, it should not be about money. Yes an ultimate aim is to earn more for the freedom that it brings but the core reason has to be something important to you.

If you have a winning mindset then you will always be looking to set new goals for yourself to improve your life. You know that setting challenging goals will move you out of your comfort zone and help you to grow as a person. Achieving the goals that you set will reaffirm the belief in your subconscious mind that you can do anything.

More about mindset HERE!

The problem is that when you set challenging goals for yourself they will not be easy to achieve. They wouldn’t be challenging if you could achieve them without breaking a sweat, would they? This means that you are in for some tough times ahead in the pursuit of your goals.

So you can see why you need a very good strong reason to start a business. A WHY that will keep you going through thick and thin, the lows of exhaustion as well as the highs when it goes well.A Strong Why. What is a Business Why

You need a strong WHY

Before you start working on your challenging goals you need a strong WHY. This is the real reason (or reasons) why you are pursuing the goal in the first place. Nobody wants to lose weight because they want to fit into their old clothes, They want to lose weight because they will look so much better and attract a lot of attention.

So when you are writing your WHY statement and YES you do really need to write it down, it is essential that you are completely honest with yourself.

The best way to find out the real reason why you want to achieve a goal is to ask yourself why you really want to achieve it.
Your subconscious will not lie to you. It will tell you that you want to earn an additional $50,000 over the next year because you want to impress your partner, your family or your friends for example. The money itself is not that important. It is the power that the money will give you that is the driving force. You need to write this in your WHY statement.

Not Just for Power!

Does that make your heart leap? The thought of the power? It is a nice idea, something many do want but is it the real reason? There needs to be a deeper and better why.

I told myself at first that it was for my family. That it was for more money. To even impress others perhaps by having the money to help them or do nice things, take them on holiday etc.

I kept digging down and asking myself Why and every new reason wasn’t it.

The WHY is not to impress!

When you are writing your WHY statement ask yourself how you will feel when you have achieved your goal. Visualise that you already have the extra money or that you have already lost the weight. How do you feel about this? Make these feelings strong by imagining yourself walking into a room with your pockets stuffed with money.
What will be the reaction of your family and friends or whoever it is that you want to impress? Write down all of the emotions that you experience in your WHY statement. This is very important and will go a long way to help you to achieve your goal.

Note the “help you achieve your goal”.

Just to impress someone is not an ultimate goal.

What should it be?

Something deep down you really believe in. Something beyond money, beyond impressing people, both of those will come and go.

You need a reason that will have you leaping out of bed in the morning, however tired you are and however little sleep you have had. The right reason will pull you onwards, will keep you going when others say “Give up”. Will keep you at your desk when those same others try to lure you away.

You will have a dream, that will include freedom, more money, maybe a bit of impressing others but what else?

Mine?

I realised that yes, I wanted to help others to reach their dream of a better life, to have the freedom that more cash can bring but deep down it was the challenge more than anything else. I love to learn, I think it’s a very important part of life to keep pushing yourself, to expand your knowledge.What is your why

So my WHY I do this, is the CHALLENGE! I am not comparing myself to others. Not competing with others, I am challenging myself to be better every day, to learn more to make my business a success. To reach my goals and then make new ones.

I Love a CHALLENGE!

What is your WHY?

Now we have asked the question ‘what is a business WHY’ you can look for yours. This of course, is my opinion on what it is and others may disagree. Whatever anyone thinks, it is something we are hearing about more and more. That you need to have a WHY statement, to dig down deep to find your ultimate Why and then write it down.

Have I written it down? NO! I don’t feel the need as it is there in front of me every day as I challenge myself on a daily basis. To learn more every day to take my business up a level.

There is so much to learn and the daily challenge is to keep focused on what I need to learn and not go off at a tangent and learn stuff I don’t need right now.

So what is YOUR Why? Is it strong, will it stand the test of time and get you through the foundation stage, the hardest stage, of building a business?

Refer to your WHY statement regularly

Some need to read or think about their ‘WHY’ when they get out of bed in the morning. Not everyone feels the need to do it every day. If it is very strong then it will inspire you for the day or days ahead. It is essential that you start each day off in the right frame of mind and a strong WHY statement will certainly do this for you. Getting into the right mindset is very important.
It is important that your statement inspires you and evokes strong emotion so that you will be eager to get started.
As you pursue your challenging goals,  there will be obstacles at times, that you have to overcome to keep moving forwards. Some of these obstacles are likely to be major ones that you have never encountered before.

If these things overwhelm you it will be easy for you to lose your motivation.

That’s when you get out your WHY statement and inspire yourself to carry on.

Where  l learnt this and more!

There are early posts on this site about how I started in business. How a craft business created a burning desire to move up a notch. How I built my first WordPress website and then joined Wealthy Affiliate because I was so impressed with what they had to offer, especially the vast amount of training. I was also impressed with the diverse community, knowledge and age wise, who are always ready to help and answer questions to help others onwards and upwards.

I always advise people to join for free, no credit or debit card required. To have a look around, to use the training to build your first website, interact with the community, read blogs, ask questions and get an idea of whether its what you want.Free starter Membership to Wealthy Affiliate.

No Commitment!

If like me you wanted to look further without committing too much just in case, then you can join Premium for a month at half price, if you upgrade within 7 days. I did it because I wanted to see how good the further training was inside. It took me a whole 2 days to decide this was for me and I was going to upgrade to yearly payments because it was so much more cost effective.

It is hard work and can take a long time to start seeing a return, it all depends upon how much time you can commit. Plus we are all different and learn at different speeds. No one pushes you to go faster or work harder, that is up to you. This is a long term plan a marathon to reach your goals rather than a sprint.

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