There are several hurdles you’ll need to overcome to run a successful online drop shipping business. At first, starting an online business sounds simple enough and really fun, similar to jumping on a pair of water skis and gliding across the water. It sounds simple until you strap on those skis and get going. You need to stay focused while on water skies and learn how to keep your balance when first starting out.
Likewise, an online drop shipping business is the same way. Instead of physical strength, you’re going to need mental strength (your laser focus) while learning to keep your balance, because information overload can easily paralyze you from taking action. It takes time and patience to learn all the things you’re going to need to know to become successful. The time it takes you to get over the learning curve to where it becomes second nature will vary from person to person. It may be weeks, months, or even a few years, but if you’re smart, you realize that having a mentor who has been where you are and has achieved what you want to achieve is a part of the success equation.
In this article, we’re going to delve into some of the ways you can significantly shorten your learning curve and achieve your goals 10x faster than you previously thought.
Let’s start with becoming laser-focused. What does it mean, and how do we get it?
Becoming laser-focused means focusing on one specific thing until you achieve success. Many people will use the analogy of a laser beam focusing its light on a single point, good analogy, but let’s try that again. Laser focus means you become oblivious to anything and everything that does not help you get closer to achieving your goals.
Getting that laser focus can be a little tricky at first, but once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to tap into that laser-focused mindset more quickly.
There comes a time when a person gets so frustrated and upset about their current situation that they experience a mental and emotional breakthrough. This usually manifests itself in unique behaviors. If you can recognize these emotional states within yourself, you’ll be in a much better position to smash through your own mental barriers and acquiring laser focus.
First, you’re going to notice a sense of sadness or depression about your current situation. You may feel that your options are limited and that it isn’t much you can do about your situation except wait it out.
Next, your sadness or depression will start turning into frustrated and angry over certain things, which you may feel you have no control over, yet intuitively know you should have complete control.
A great example of this would be, you have to take public transportation with your children because you didn’t have enough money to fix or register your car. Even worse, having to wait a week or borrow money to take your child to the doctor because they’re not feeling well.
When you start getting frustrated with your situation, you will start thinking and looking for ways to improve your situation. You’ll find something, if you haven’t already and once you find that vehicle that helps you improve your financial situation, which enhances everything else in your life, sink your teeth into it the same way a police k-9 does with a suspect, and don’t let go.
At this point, you will find yourself wanting to spend more and more time working on achieving your goals. You’ll start to notice that you haven’t watched TV in several weeks or that you’re not spending as much time hanging out with friends. All your free time is spent working on achieving a specific goal because achieving that goal means you get out of whatever unfavorable situation you’re currently in.
This brings us to our next point when you’re going through this mental and emotional transformation, gaining more control and power over your life, you’re going to start feeling better, happier and with renewed hope that things are improving. Research has shown that people are happiest when in the process of achieving their goals versus actually achieving them.
When you first get to this state of mind, you need to exercise some caution because it can easily backslide into frustration, anger, and depression.
So, how do we avoid that?
We can avoid this backslide by tapping into and leveraging our mentor’s experience. Your mentor has a system, one they either created themselves or one that has been handed down and adapted to fit their needs from their mentor, either way, systems are designed to Save Your Self Time, Energy, and Money.
A good mentor will tell you what to do while a great mentor will show and tell you what to do.
Here’s a perfect example of how a system can save you time, energy, and money.
Imagine trying to keep track of all your emails without a customer relations management system (CRM), such as Mailerlite. Not only will this type of system help you manage your contacts, but it will save you countless hours of having to type and send messages every single time someone makes a purchase or subscribes to your list for updates. Time requires energy, and energy requires time. To get more time and energy, use all aspects of your system.
Have you downloaded our solutions strategy cheat sheet? My younger, skinnier self is on the right, holding a copy.
Remember, when I talked about being cautious when you start going through this mental and emotional transformation because it can quickly begin to backslide? Here’s what you need to keep in mind. Yes, systems will save you time, energy, and money, but you will still face obstacles and challenges, and these obstacles are a necessary and natural part of your growth.
The reason most people give up and fail when pursuing online businesses, whether it’s drop shipping or some other model, is because they approach the business with a fearful and desperate for money mindset. They need money right now, so when the first big obstacle shows up, they turn around and run back home to safety. Instead, you should learn to enjoy all those detours because that’s where you might find something more important than what you were originally looking for. Keep moving forward, there’s always a solution.
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