What exactly is a Lifestyle Entrepreneur you may ask.
A lifestyle entrepreneur can be defined as a person who follows his/her passion and engineers a successful business allowing him/her to create a lifestyle of choice.
Perhaps you feel that there is more to life than what you have right now. You know that there are opportunities out there but how do you find them and the right one for you?
Could a lifestyle business be just what you need?
Being a lifestyle entrepreneur is not all about lounging about on palm-fringed beaches, exotic holidays, fast cars and fancy living (although it can be if you want it to!).
Being a lifestyle entrepreneur is about creating the time and freedom for yourself to do the things that mean the most to you.
This could be:
- more time with your children/grandchildren
- seeing family and friends
- walking the dog
- enjoying the facilities of your local area
- and a myriad of other things
As a lifestyle entrepreneur, you are your business. But you must remember to treat your business as a business, not just as a hobby. Even lifestyle businesses can fail if your attitudes and beliefs are wrong.
Life can be a bit of a roller coaster as a lifestyle entrepreneur so buckle up and take note of some of the things that you need to bear in mind to be a successful lifestyle entrepreneur.
Know what you are aiming to achieve and believe that you can achieve it – no matter what.
Decide who your target market is and provide value and more value to them.
Build relationships – with your customers, other entrepreneurs and even your competitors!
Carry out your business in an ethical manner, with honesty and integrity and build trust. Recognise that this can take time and remember that old adage “people do business with people they know, like and trust”.
Don’t let others try to steal your dreams of success. There are always those who try to undermine you, unfortunately often family and friends. Take advice only from those who have already created what you are trying to achieve, not from those who have no experience of it!
Focus, commitment and tenacity are the building blocks of your future as a lifestyle entrepreneur.
– Focus on what you need to do to achieve your goals, one thing at a time
– Commit to doing whatever it takes
– Never give up! Things can and no doubt will go wrong, but stick with it. Don’t be the person that gives up on their dreams because the going got a little tough.
Build habits – these will keep you going on the days when motivation is hard to come by.
Never be afraid to fail. Failure is how we learn and grow. Many famous people failed spectacularly before achieving their great successes. Lifestyle entrepreneurs don’t let fear of failure hold them back. Instead they use failure as a tool.
Don’t try to be all things to all men (or women). It’s far better to find a niche in your market and to concentrate on establishing yourself in that niche. Recognise that not everyone will be interested in your products or services but that there will be those who will welcome them!
Alongside all of this, it’s most important to remember that you are aiming to become a lifestyle entrepreneur, so look after yourself along the way. Take time for yourself, eat well, sleep well and exercise. Be the person you need to be to succeed.
So you’ve decided that you would like to become a lifestyle entrepreneur but where do you go from here?
Do you have an idea for a business that is just waiting to go?
If so, great! If not, you may find some pointers in a post I wrote recently.
Alternatively, a great way to get started as a lifestyle entrepreneur is to become an affiliate marketer.
Which is precisely what I do with the Six Figure Mentors and Digital Experts Academy.
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To your success
PS You may also find this article interesting – 35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs you need to know