This is a guest article by Andrew Baird of New Zealand, who tells us in his profile that his role is “Helping Business Owners Create Their Amazing Business”.
Andrew’s Story of Starting His “Minimum Effort, Maximum Result” Business
I struggled at first and in the second year I almost went under. I kept going though, and researched some of the weirdest ways to be successful in business; I applied them to my business and kept tweaking along the way.
Today, and in fact for the past three years during some pretty tough times locally & globally, I’ve had a six figure business, without working full time and with low overheads to keep my profits high. Trust me, if a failed employee (who wasn’t a natural at business) can do this, then you can too.
Let me give you one of the big lessons I got out of this journey from failed employee to successful entrepreneur.
I hope you’ll agree with me that once you know how to do something it’s easy. It’s getting to that point that’s the hard part. And in business most people don’t make stacks of cash because of two main reasons – Either they don’t know the right strategies to use OR they know them but fail to use them successfully.
First you need to find the right strategies to use – and this is what I did, I went out and found the best ways to make more money while working less. My vice principal at school once described me as “Minimum Effort, Maximum Result.” He knew I was all about working smarter NOT harder.
This can be a nightmare though. For anyone just starting out or not getting good results, it’s nearly impossible to know where to turn to get the right information. I understand, remember I struggled at first in business so I’ve been there…
If you have a terrible English teacher, then your English will be terrible too. But with a good teacher, someone who has real world experience and the ability to explain things in simple, easy to grasp concepts – you can learn anything, understand it more quickly and put it straight into use.
But even if you find a great teacher, who has all the right strategies you can still struggle to use them in your business – because knowing what to do is only half the battle.
You have to also use them in your business! You have to know what to do and also get out there and do it. For a limited time I’m running a free video series showing business owners how to do this –Just click to see the first video in the series.
- Andrew Baird
Image Credit: Kakisky