You’ve probably heard people saying “if only I won…”, followed by all the things they would do with their new fortune, how they would quit their dead end job and start living life at its fullest. Truth is, most of these people end up spending their time dreaming about all the things they could have had, rather than being proactive and doing something about it. And by “doing something about it”, I don’t mean buying another lottery ticket. I mean taking responsibility for their lives, and changing it for the better. After all, why would you do something you don’t like anyway?
From Retail Clerk to Company Owner
By Thomas Hansen, who changed his life for the better and changed his job title from retail clerk to company owner.
I’ve been going through the journey myself, from being a dreamer to becoming a doer. I started out as a simple retail clerk, always moaning when seeing how well my friends were doing, everyone seemed happy and successful, while I was stuck in an endless row of aisles with shelves in need of constant replenishment.
That was my life in a good amount of years, while I kept the dream of a better life intact.
However, things started changing. I finally realized that if I wanted to achieve something, I had to reach out and work for it myself. No one would just give it to me. I changed my attitude towards my social circle as well. I started to seek knowledge about what the successful people were doing, how they did it, and how I could do the same.
I ended up creating a few websites, since that was my main interest at that time. I quickly discovered how to make money on them, and by working hard it took off within a few years, giving me the opportunity to finally go from being an employee to becoming my own boss. That was a big step for me, but I’ve never looked back.
Today I run multiple websites, and a few of my recent examples Reviuu.com and Potsandpansrater.com, which feature some of my main interests in life: Keeping the house clean and tidy, and making great food, by using the best equipment available.
Get Rid of Toxic Friends
We all have that one friend, who’s always being pessimistic and never believes in any of your ideas. This friend will usually try talking you out of it, if you dare trying something new, and he/she will probably also be the first to say “I told you so”, if you fail. Some people feel great knowing that others feel bad, especially the pessimist.
Trust me, you don’t need that kind of friend.
Having supportive friends is crucial, if you want to gain confidence and pursue your dreams. A great network of friends around you will always make you feel better, and you will most likely feel reassured that they will catch you, if you end up falling deeper than you can handle by yourself.
Start Exercising and Stay Healthy
While this might not seem obvious to everyone, there’s a direct connection between feeling great and staying healthy. A better health will make you feel better throughout the day, and it basically involves the following:
- Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, or go to the gym at least 2-3 times a week.
- Eat proper healthy food, and cut down on any type of junk food.
- Get a good night’s sleep, which for most people means 7 to 9 hours every night.
These are the most basic necessities if you want to stay healthy and change your life for the better. When you feel great, it gets much easier to succeed at anything you want. Actually, regular exercise comes with a great amount of benefits, and according to Healthline, here are some of the added benefits you might enjoy from regular exercise:
- It makes you feel happier
- It makes you lose weight
- Your bones and muscles will improve
- Your energy levels increase
- And more.
Search for Like-Minded People
If you feel lonely and don’t have anyone to talk to about your business ideas and ambitions, you have to be proactive and search for people just like you.
Changes are you will be quite surprised by how many like-minded people you can find within your area, and there are usually a lot of great communities on Facebook and other social media platforms, where people just like you are gathered.
Never Be Afraid of Failing Epicly
Most people fail from time to time, and it’s perfectly normal. Even if you go bankrupt, you’ve still managed to follow your dreams and have a lot of fun while doing it.
There’s a big chance that you will fail at some point, since most business owners are exposed to a lot of different factors, that are quite difficult to foresee. The difference lays in the way you’re handling it, and how well you manage to figure when it’s time to stop. Being stubborn will definitely not serve you any purpose, but admitting a failure and learning from it is crucial.
And this leads us back to why it’s so important to have great friends, as they will always be ready to catch you and help you climb up again.
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