A couple days ago, I got this e-mail from a reader:
“You keep yapping about how great Super Affilate Network is but I guess you don’t know 4 out of 5 businesses fail in the first three years. Isn’t there a chance that 4 out of 5 people who join you will fail as time goes by?”
A good question and I understand where it comes from. When you decide to go into business for yourself, you must make a mindset shift. You need to stop thinking like an employee and think like a boss. You’re no longer a consumer, you’re a producer. But, do people do that? Unfortunately, No.
The majority of people online don’t last three months, let alone three years. Why is that? Because they join a business, while keeping a job mentality. They think that if they earn money, they can do whatever the heck they want. Yes they can. But no, they shouldn’t.
You should take what you earn and reinvest it back into the business. In a job, you work, buy nice stuff for yourself and survive. In your business you work, invest back into it, and thrive. As an entrepreneur, if you want to buy nice stuff, you have to earn the right to do it. Yes, it’s hard. But you don’t want to be one of the four out of five guys and gals who fail. You want to be the one out of five who succeeds and lives the rest of your life in peace.
Without a job.
Without a boss.
Without sweating over a fat utility bill.
But you first have to make the mindset shift. Once you shift your mind, the rest is easy.