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If you really want to start your own business - check out what is required

I'll admit one thing today. It's a bit tough, but I almost always feel like a strange bird among other people who are not entrepreneurs. It never ceases to amaze me how much ”ordinary” people talk about what they want in life and how little they do to make it happen.

It took years for me to realize that far too many people hope that everything they want out of life will happen without them making it happen themselves (this is the kind of stuff that gives me nightmares).

Entrepreneurs learn to actually do something about problems. You will learn that when you start your own company. Entrepreneurship itself is contagious as well and it affects everything you do. That's what makes it so exciting. You learn new things every day and you change and grow as a person.

But it requires a decision ...

Successful people in all walks of life - personal, business and moneywise - all have one thing in common. They are determined to succeed and do something about it.

If it feels strange to you, you should take a closer look at yourself. Are you exactly where you want to be in life? If you are, then you have found various ways to get you there. If you are not, then you have missed to take the steps that are available to you (and everyone else) every day. Every day!

For me it's simple. I'd rather fall on my butt a few times than never dare to try.

What do you choose?

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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"The 5 minute marketer" - the book
You run a small business and you want to get ahead of the competition, but how can you give resources to marketing when you're short on time and the budget is tight? The solution is here! The 5-Minute Marketer is packed with 395 tried-and-tested ways to market your business in 5 minutes or less.