We’re living in the best time ever. With the internet, social media, and an abundance of free knowledge available online, it seems like anyone can start a business right?
Now the question of the hour is can all of these people be successful? How does that work? How will your business stand out from the 5 other businesses that just popped up in the same town?
Here’s the thing. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you’ve got to be the BEST at the thing you are selling/doing.
OBSESSED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
If you want to have a successful boutique, you need to be OBSESSED with fashion. Always shopping. Always noticing what the top influencers are wearing.
If you want to be a successful creative, you have to be OBSESSED with your art. Constantly training yourself and pushing yourself to get out of your comfort zone and elevate your craft.
If you want to be a successful coach, you have to be OBSESSED with learning the best tactics to help yourself and your clients.
If you want to sell any sort of product successfully, you have to be amazing at what you do. And that takes time.
No one is an overnight success. What you didn’t see about the million dollar boutique owner is she’s spent the last 15 years understanding and applying trends. You didn’t see the six-figure photographer doing free photoshoots of her family and friends to finess her vibes. You didn’t see the influencer with 100k followers spending time commenting on thousands of peoples pics.
But all of those things are what brought these successful people to the point they’re at now. 10,000 hours is supposedly the time it takes to be an expert so buckle in for the long haul, baby.
Are you okay being mediocre? You just want to be an “okay” designer? An “okay” fashion stylist? A “decent” author? Then throw in the towel and stay in your freaking day job.
But if you’re ready to be extraordinary, then why don’t you get started now?