One of the biggest lies our egos tell us, is that we're too old to start over and that we're too old to change careers. I'm glad to say that's total B.S.
If you're 40, how many more working years do you think you have? 20? 30? Twenty years is plenty of time to do something different and even retirees get bored and go back into business to keep themselves occupied and their minds fresh. You are NEVER TOO OLD to learn something new. You are NEVER TOO OLD to reclaim your life and blaze your own trail.
Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the best known voices on social media. He's a wine connoisseur and became famous making videos about wine pairings. He posts motivational videos almost daily and today's video is meant to remind you that you're NEVER TOO OLD to start a business, and online businesses are the simplest to start!
This video is a note to his 50-year-old self.
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Humans are living longer than ever before and Gary V. wants to make sure you realize how much time you have.
Most people feel like entrepreneurship is a young person's sport and he's trying to break that stuck pattern of thinking. He says that he's truly blown away by how many people he meets, who say that they're stuck in their career path and that the dream of something different or better is finished.
It doesn't matter that you didn't take the risk in your 30's or 40's. Let go of 'I could have' or 'I should have.' There are still many years in front of you. It's not your fault that you've settled into your routine and life. Most people do, but that doesn't mean that you can't break free from a mundane life that lacks passion and drive.
He says that it doesn't matter that you may have been born in an era, where starting a business wasn't practical, but that things have never been more practical than they are now. It's the time to educate yourself because it's never been easier to start a business.
He goes on to say that he didn't grow up with a smart phone and social media either, but he was flexible and learned the skills necessary to stay current and take advantage of the opportunities that were right in front of him, and you can do the same!
You'll figure it out, if you try. You didn't know how to ride a bike, but you figured it out. You didn't know how to be a parent, but you figured it out. He encourages you to think about everything you learned from the time you were ten years old until now and then to think about how many years are realistically still in front of you.
He goes on to say that a 70 year old woman has just as much chance at succeeding today as a 20 year old guy. The only requirement necessary is the drive to learn new skills and put them to work.
Gary says that smart phones and their capabilities aren't just for kids. They allow everyone the chance to make a change and succeed. For the first time in history, we're all connected by the device we keep in our pockets and purses.
It's your time to stand up and take advantage of your life, because there is so much left of it.
He says that he's filming this video to inspire the 40 to 80 year old entrepreneur and I hope it inspires you!
Am I too old to start an online business is a question my mentor, Stuart Ross gets asked all the time. If you'd like to hear what he has to say on the topic, click the video below.
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Meet Stuart Ross, SFM Co-Founder and Your Guide
"Welcome! I started my journey into the digital and entrepreneurial world with nothing more than perseverance, a laptop and a dream.
To date, I’ve created a multi-million dollar lifestyle business in the education and technology industry that I absolutely LOVE. My driving passion is sharing the know-how and mindset that lets others feel the same way.
The reason they call me The Freedom Entrepreneur is because I refused to accept the constraints of traditional employment. Having successfully found a better route, I’m committed to showing others how to live life on their own terms too."
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Four Principles To Create Your Best Life
PRINCIPLE #1 KNOW YOUR VISION
Stuart talks about vision moments. My 'vision' moment happened while on vacation with my kids. I realized that we'd made very few memories as a family, because of health issues that have prevented me from doing much travel, and because my career has me working weekends.
My girls screamed with delight, as they touched snow for the very first time and like a light switch, I instantly realized that no job was worth missing my kids' childhood and making quality memories together. That's the vision that keeps me motivated. I'm putting the effort in now, so I have free time and extra money to make memories with my wife and kids for many years to come.
PRINCIPLE #2 INVEST IN YOURSELF
"Every day I make sure that in some capacity, I'm investing in myself. Unlike school, as a self-learner, you get to choose the areas you're enthusiastic about and you get to choose the people that you're learning from."
The most important investment I've ever made has been in me and my education, not a 401k. The SFM will show you how to use the internet as a tool to support yourself from any location. The return on your investment is the ability to earn income, no matter what the economy is doing. Unlike traditional education, you'll have passion for what you're learning!
PRINCIPLE #3 DO THE WORK
Find someone who has what you want and do what they did! I live by this principle in every aspect of my life. Find someone who’s willing to teach, who's been there and done what you'e looking to do, and follow their lead.
My top goal is lifestyle freedom and knowing that the internet makes that possible, I tried to build several online businesses early on, without a guide, and failed. Then I found the SFM. Their experience and coaching allowed me to avoid expensive mistakes and succeed the second time around. They've made me into a successful online entrepreneur!
PRINCIPLE #4 KNOW YOUR VALUES
If you don't know your values, then it's time to uncover and illuminate them. Then, everything else you do will be aligned with your values.
One of my main values is family. I decided to make a change and learn the skills necessary to be self-employed online, so that I'm always available to make memories with my wife and kids.
God, integrity, loyalty, having fun, and passion are a few other values I hold dear. What values drive your daily actions?
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