I believe that we can get great teachings from everything around us, from our lives, from every moment and that can teach us something so profound. Don’t you agree? Everyday we tend to look at people, or moments that pass us by in our business and life and we don’t take the time to reflect what the lessons of that day truly is.
So today I want to share with you when I looked at a seed today that my son had planted weeks ago and what it taught me about having a business online.
Now know this first. A business is unique in its own way and strategies and tips and tricks on how to operate it successfully is an absolute must, however, its so important that this area of self development and reflection and renewal of the mind is addressed because you can’t keep putting new ideas in old baskets, that is your brain!
So lets get started.
Have you experienced the same that you look to start a business online because you have one idea in mind, the money. Many people look at building a business online as a quick fix for getting money, but they forget that timing plays an aspect.
Lets look at this seed. He planted it in his class and came home with this little seed he had planted an it was time to water and nurture it to grow, and so day by day went past. We just did what was the instruction… water it and then it will grow.
This unique lesson has so much of relevance on your business and that is. It takes time to build a business online, it takes dedication, tweaking, seeing what works and what doesn’t. What does your market say, what do they perceive the response as? Just like that seed it took time to settle in the sand and then it started to grow.
Did it grow all at once and there was the little plant? No… it took weeks before it we saw the little leaves pop through the ground. Exciting, oh yes, and every morning my son runs to me and loudly shouts , “Mommy, its growing!!”.
That is how you should look at your business. With excitement, seeing that every step you take everyday is towards allowing the seed to grow and show its fruits.
Are you doing this in your business, or have you just given up as it took too much time and you looked like this gentleman?
- Without Water it seizes to exist.
Water, the essential ingredient to life on this planet. So how does this relate to building a business online? You see, a seed is just a seed , and if you put it in the ground, yes its in the habitat it should be, but without water, what will happen? It will not grow and it will just stay the same.
No growth will take place and you will never see the beauty that comes out of that seed to develop in a beautiful plant. The same goes for your business. Its exactly the same.
When you make the decision to build a business online, it takes effort and persistence and you constantly have to put good things into it.
That means, you will have to treat your business like you treat any part of your life with care and nurturing. You would have to invest in yourself to learn new skills and techniques, apply it, grow it and see the results. Just like you nurture the plant so you have to do the business.
Are you currently attempting to build a business without any effective tools and training and support from a community? This in itself will cause you to hamper your own growth for your business online.
- How the seed grows into a plant.
When you look at a seed, its just a seed right, until you plant it. But after a while, after you have applied water and nurtured this seed, giving it all that it requires to grow effectively you start to see the plant emerge from under the ground. The same applies to your business.
Do you know how the seed germinates and then becomes a plant? Are you actively involved in that process? Nope, you are not. It doesn’t need your help to do so!
You see so often in our building our businesses online, we want to see the business grow, but we don’t want to apply the correct processes and follow instructions. We tend to think we know whats best, when in fact it is always wise to follow a mentor that has already found the successful way to do it.
Growing a business online is truly a process of self discovery, applying and learning new techniques, implementing them and repeating it until you see the fruits of your labour.
Anything can truly teach us a lesson in business and even though we may want to put each thing in its box, we learn from all areas and can directly apply it back into our business.
The greatest moments of celebration in your business is the achievement of seeing that seed growing into a little plant and you know, it only goes from strength to strength from there onwards.
You see, its only the first hurdle to get your first results in your business online, would be it be to have a new lead that opt into your page, or a new client subscribing to buy one of your products.
If we only take the time and adjust our mindsets accordingly and remove the limitations we may have set up for ourselves in business, then we will see the fruits of our efforts and labour.
Can you identify with this? Have you had an online business or chose to take your offline business online and had given up as it seemed too hard?
Maybe this time you will give it more time and apply these steps to see it succeed.
May this blog sow seed in your life today.
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