I am a huge proponent for building a business built on what you are passionate about. I am truly passionate about creating businesses and teaching others how to build businesses so they can live a life they want through personal financial freedom. I?ve also worked on businesses that I wasn?t passionate about, thinking money was all I needed, and trust me, it is NOT worth it!
Below I share eight hard-earned lessons I?ve learned over the years about following YOUR passion in business. I explain why passion is so important when building a business, and also why it isn?t the only thing you can rely on for success.
1. Money doesn?t provide satisfaction.
In my experience, more and more money can actually equate to more and more stress. Luckily, I love what I do, so it excites me. However, I have abandoned profitable businesses that did not align with my passion. If you think that… “once I get money, everything is going to be better”… you may be in for disappointment. Money does not provide satisfaction. Money is a tool, and that’s all I ever look at money as. Money, in my opinion, should never be an end goal, but a resource that helps you achieve that goal (such as in my case money is the tool that helps me achieve my goal of a specific lifestyle I want to live). The reality is you usually don’t need as much money as you think you need to achieve and if the way you are making money now is causing you to be stressed and miserable? do something else (yes, YOU are in control of that choice)! Continue reading “8 Hard-Earned Lessons About Following Your Passion While Building a Business”
Amazon has been teasing us all since last week when it announced Prime Day: a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Today, our Amazing.com office checked out Amazon Prime Day for ourselves! We went around and asked everyone what deals they got from Prime Day, so here you go – check out our new swag!
Amazon’s best deals include: Amazon Echo ($129.99), Kindle Fire HD 7 ($79.00), and the Amazon Fire TV Stick ($24.00).
We also found some pretty cool toys such as this ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speakers ($127.49) and this adorable Olaf-A-Lot Doll ($9.99).
How was your experience with Amazon’s Prime Day? Share with us your best deals, whether or not that includes dishwasher detergent.
Looking to start your own business? Check out these 50 hot products you can sell right now on Amazon.
Let me start this off by mentioning that this was originally an email shared with the team at Amazing.com. I realized the advice was TOO valuable not to share with all of you, so of course I am going to!
Most people never spend a lot of time thinking about how to get the most done in the shortest amount of time possible.
There’s always going to be “too much to do” and you’re never going to be able to get everything done. The goal of time management isn’t to complete everything on your list, it’s to prioritize what’s on there.
After reading thousands of pages of time management material, going through workbooks, and even attending seminars, here is what I’ve found to be the simplest, quickest way to get in control of all the things you have going on starting today:
1. Know the bigger goal
First, start off with the bigger picture. For Amazing.com, the big picture is that we want to be THE place for helping entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses. We want to add millions of members over the coming years and help them achieve financial freedom.
Ask yourself: What is YOUR business’s long-term objective? If you don’t know it yet, now is the time to figure that out. Everything you do (goals, tasks, etc.) should be tied to your long-term objective.
Continue reading “4 Simple Time Management Steps to Increase Productivity”
I have been a first-time entrepreneur and I’ve known and mentored many. In my experience and theirs, I’ve come across so many mistakes that are made that can often times lead to failure. I want you to learn from my mistakes so you can avoid them and achieve success even FASTER.
1. Negative mindset.
People often just don’t believe in themselves for whatever reason. They think, “It’s not possible for me, there’s something missing, I don’t have the abilities, I don’t have the friends, I don’t have the brains, I don’t have the tools.” There always seems to be an excuse. Thinking this way is self-destructive. What ends up happening once they start believing those things is they become their reality. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
How do you avoid this? Continue reading “10 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)”
Hey everyone! I?m the Editor for Amazing Profit Monthly, or APM as most of you know it. I am so excited to tell you about all of the changes happening with the magazine!
We wanted to not only give you a better reading experience, but also offer more features to help you get the most out of the content available.
For those of you who don?t know what APM is all about, we are a monthly magazine that only offers articles full of action-oriented strategies to take your business to the highest level. Each article is written by an expert in the industry – from SEO to optimizing Amazon listings and website redesign.
With the new changes coming to APM you’ll be able to do way more than just read the great content! Watch behind-the-scenes videos of our interviews with experts and course instructors, share any of your favorite articles with friends or industry peers via Facebook or Twitter, and connect with Amazing Selling Machine’s exclusive community for APM subscribers to ask questions, share business tips or just see what everyone else is talking about.
Same great content, just more of it and more ways to experience it! Right now you can subscribe to APM for a one-year subscription for $579… that is HALF OFF of our normal monthly rate of $97! We also offer a 30-day refund period – so if you aren?t so sure about it, there is literally no risk at all.
One of the things I pride myself on as an Editor is listening directly to our subscribers. With the new APM, we definitely have taken subscriber suggestions to heart and we hope to continue to do so to make this magazine even better going forward!