If you own a laptop or computer, you own and control the means of production.
Years ago, the only people who could build large businesses and have a voice were those who had access to large amounts of capital (money).
Today though, the game has changed. Anyone with an internet connection showcasing a product/service, a cause, or an idea can spread the word to millions of people around the world “online”.
If you want to start an online business, there has never been an easier time to enter the market and create one.
If you want to get a better job, there has never been as many resources available to explore opportunities as there are today.
If you’re an artist, small business owner, or non-profit, there have never been as many platforms to reach out to others for support than there are today.
The opportunity is there for you……
In order to succeed though, you need to provide value, believe strongly in what you’re doing, and not get sidetracked by the negative opinions of others.
When I built my first business up remotely while playing professional hockey overseas in Eastern Europe, I had a lot of people initially give me their opinions. I heard everything from “I don’t think your business will work remotely” to “I wouldn’t risk it.”
I drowned out the negative noise.
Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” -Jeff Bezos, Amazon
Our society as a whole has led us to believe that it’s more acceptable to “play if safe” than to go after what it is we truly desire in life.
This is why entrepreneurs, artists, and aspiring business owners always face so much initial criticism by those around them (even family/friends close to them).
Statements like, “you’re better off taking a safe job” or “your idea won’t work” are exactly where the problem lies.
Most individuals unfortunately let this criticism, discouragement, and fear stop them from pursuing their goals. They’d rather put their head down and call it a day than persevere and go after what they really want.
The working world is changing and you now have a platform that allows you to be heard. So speak up!!
It’s the perfect time to create, innovate, and put your ideas out in the world.
Remember: At one time in their life, every successful individual today had humble beginnings, obstacles, and roadblocks along their journey to success too.
Tony Robbins could have let criticism and hate discourage him early on in his career, but he didn’t. He’s now recognized as one of the world’s top business coaches and sought after speakers.
J.K. Rowling could have given up writing the Harry Potter series on napkins when people told her it wouldn’t be any good, but she didn’t listen to their opinions.
These individuals could have caved in and given up, but they didn’t.
Each looked fear in the face, overcame the resistance, and did NOT allow their existence be determined by the negative opinion of others.
You need to do the same.
If you have a goal you want to achieve, a business you want to start, now is the time to get started.
Every day gone by is a day that could have been spent working towards your goal.
Stop waiting and start building!
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Ryan Malinowski is an internet entrepreneur & professional athlete. Along with growing his 6-figure businesses 100% remotely, he connects with and teaches aspiring entrepreneurs/small business owners how to become more successful online. You can learn more about Ryan by visiting RyanMalinowski.com