5 Lessons learned from becoming an entrepreneur

Let me tell you my 5 most valuable lessons learned the moment I decided to become a digital entrepreneur.

Since the beginning, it has been a hell of scary ride. And don’t get me wrong, I am still scared to make this leap change in my life. It has only but started, I just buckled up the seatbelt. But the excitement to create a better life for me and the faith that this is the right path helps me be determined in pursuing my dream. So ladies, buckle up, and let’s start the ride!

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Lesson 2: You always have a choice.

I felt trapped, I had a well paid job that could pay my bills, but I was dreading to go to work every day. Exchanging time for money was not worth it. I was convinced: ‘This cannot be it, there must be something better waiting for me’.

I knew I wanted to do something I was really passionate about. A job where I would wake up every morning excited to work on new projects. A career that wouldn’t keep me from spending time with my family and would let me to travel around the world.

I knew I had big dreams. And also knew that:

  1. I had little to none real-world business experience,
  2. I had no exotic budget to start my own business, and
  3. It was going to take a lot of time and effort!

So I didn’t know where to start or if there was even a slight chance of success for me.

Determined to find a solution, I kept on searching for ways in which to escape my current lifestyle and find ways to live a life of freedom. Freedom to work wherever, whenever and on whatever I wanted. I remember many people saying to me that that sounded ‘too good to be true’. But I knew, deep within, the life of freedom had to be possible. That was it. That is what I wanted, and it was all under my control.

Lesson Learned: I had the power to choose my own path.

Lesson 3: Learn from other’s experiences.

In this search for freedom, I remember watching videos of people quitting their jobs and living the ‘van life’, travelling across the world and working from their laptops. That is when I came across a video ad of a software sales guy. He had quit his successful corporate career with his six-figure salary to become a digital entrepreneur.

Although I was sceptical at the beginning, intrigued by the business model I decided to make my own research. I spent the day watching interviews with people around the world who had transformed their lives to become successful digital entrepreneurs. Interestingly, I saw myself reflected in their stories, in their struggles and in their dreams. I was mind-blown seeing how they all enjoyed the benefits of their free lifestyles besides the generous income they were generating each month.

They were also all more than happy to invest their time back into helping others achieve the same lifestyle transformation and business success. They felt fulfilled and rewarded by giving something back. And they had built a community over the past decade of like-minded entrepreneurs. People who had mastered the many different online business models, strategies, tools and platforms to generate significant incomes. This was beautiful to see, and I wanted to be part of it too. I got inspired, and knew that with my skills, I could help other like-minded people achieve the same I wanted for myself.

Lesson Learned: Other’s experiences can enlighten your path to freedom.

Lesson 4: Begin with the end in mind.

So I decided to join their community and learn all about digital marketing. And now you’re probably expecting me to tell you I’m a multi millionaire writing this from my private beach and working one day a week. Well, no. I am not quite there yet, but for once I can see that with consistency and perseverance, it’s quite achievable.

Well, to be fair, I’m only a few months into my journey. But I already started working on my own business, making an income and most importantly, feel joy in what I do.

I am blessed to have been welcomed into a wonderful community of authentic, like-minded people who I can meet also face-to-face and share our experiences, knowledge and ideas to help others make their change.

I am genuinely excited to wake up each morning thinking about how I can make a positive impact in other people’s lives while making an income. Thanks to this community I have launched my first business that is working on autopilot. It would have taken me years to get to this point without the tools, tips and constant training they provided. Without them I would have given up before I had even got started.

Inspired by them, last year, I made a commitment to myself. A mission statement for our business: Through purposeful and value-driven actions, I will help spark the change in others who seek a lifestyle of freedom by empowering women to take action and discover their full potential. That is how livebyyourdesign.com came to life. Here is where we will share with you what we know about coaching yourself into building your dream life and I will help you through your journey so that you achieve it as best as possible.

Lesson Learned: purpose gives you direction to where you are going.

Lesson 5: Big dreams are possible but you need to be ready for it.

Here is what I can do for you. If you are driven and enthusiastic, have a burning desire to change your life, you are willing to invest in yourself and do the necessary work and would like to scale up your income, you are more than welcome to our community!

But remember, unfortunately there is no ‘get-rich-quick’ or ‘easy-quick-fix’ solutions. It will depend on your efforts and work, but don’t worry, we are here to support you in your journey!

Imagine what you would do if you made at least what you make right now, but completely on your terms from your laptop or computer. Now, imagine what it would be like to be able to scale that income 2, 3, 4 x over the next few years because of the leverage you get with the Internet.

You could achieve this in as little as one year. So if you are looking for help creating a freedom business that you are truly excited to work on and passionate about, I know I can help you figure this out.

Lesson learned: If you believe in Big Dreams, faith will take you anywhere you want!

Maybe you already know the community of online marketers that we joined, or maybe not. Their brand is called Six Figure Mentors. If you would like to have a look at what SFM can offer you, hop over and click the button and it will direct you to their platform where you can check their education for yourself 🙂  It has helped me and many others launch their online business from scratch.

I am super curious to hear all about your stories! What lessons have you learned so far from your journey? If you want to share them, feel free to leave a comment! I love reading all your comments <3 

Success in your journey,

Naomi Rodriguez