What Motivates Us To Start An Online Business?
I was food shopping this morning (boring) and as I was walking around the store my mind started to wander. (as it often does). I started to wonder what motivates people to start their own business. I know my reasons, but I think there must be lots of reasons why.
I have a theory that it usually has something to do with circumstances - and not necessary nice ones - that makes us decide 'enough is enough' and go do something about it.
It could be that you are being made redundant, it could be worries about money, it could be health issues or any one of a myriad of reasons but the driving force is changing the 'bad' and going for the 'good'.
Personally I have been 'playing' on the internet for a number of years looking at starting an online business so that I could live the 'millionaire lifestyle' and spend more time at home. Can you tell I was one of those who believed all the hype out there?
My deciding moment happened in February this year. I went to the hospital for the results of my recent mammogram only to be told they had found a lump. Two biopsies later, back I went to be told it was cancer and I would have to have the lump removed.
How did I react? I think stunned silence sums it up but no time to worry as I was in the following week having the offending lump and lymph glands removed.
(I must just say that the cancer was contained, hadn't spread and apart from hormone and calcium tablets for 5 years and a 3 week radiotherapy session things are going well).
Anyway, as you can imagine, that was my 'wake up call' and I joined this wonderful community, have a website up and running, still learning and enjoying every minute.
Due back to work in a couple of weeks but I am determined that this time I will succeed and not let time pass me by.