Happy New Year!

Posted in Blog
06/01/2020 Mduduzi Luthuli

How I’ve missed you. We have a lot of work to get through this year, a lot to learn, a lot to do in order to ensure we make our dreams a reality. The world demands you become who you were created to be.

I did a lot of thinking over the holidays. Reflected on the lessons learnt and I concluded that anything is possible given time, energy and learning.

This one is a bold statement, but it is amazing what you can do given time, energy and effort. Most people completely overestimate what they can achieve in a month, get nowhere near doing it at all and then give up. 

What I have learned is that if you start working hard, learning and really commit to something it is AMAZING what you can achieve over time. This happened to me just the same as everyone else! 

When I launched my business in 2016, I set myself a hard goal in terms annual revenue for the first 12 months. I didn’t make anywhere near that bold target and I became disheartened and disillusioned.

Oh, to be young and naïve.

I remember sitting at home watching movies to try and distract myself from the pain of not having hit my goal. I had some dark moments in the first year of running my business where I nearly gave up!

Lessons were learnt and I keep learning. The one lesson I cling to “Anything is possible,” is a belief.

So many of the people I come across hold the opposite beliefs such as “I can’t do that” or “I am not good with technology” or “I will never be able to do that” and those beliefs trap them.  They never start.

The first step to achieving anything is believing you have a chance of success. Can you convince yourself you have a shot? Can you convince yourself you can do it? If you can, you stand a chance.

There are infinite different worlds, possibilities and ways to make money out there.  Get your head up, open your eyes and start searching for what you want.

Be willing to try things

I’ve kept asking me “How do I know if someone will buy my product?”, “How do I know what people will pay?”, “How do I know if I will be successful or not?” 

The universe finally screamed back, “YOU DON’T!!

You don’t know until you try things! The only way to know if your business idea will work or not is to have a go! Minimise the risk and have a go without going into debt. How do you know if you will prefer starting a business or a blog? There is no way to truly know until you have a go!

You have got to test and try things and be willing to accept failure! You are never going to know unless you give it a go!

Happy New Year! Let’s make our dreams come true this year.

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