9 Questions to help you decide: Are you ready to be an Online Entrepreneur?

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Following you will find some questions to ask yourself to help you decide if you are ready to become an online entrepreneur and my journey through this discovery for me.

SOME BACKGROUND

I am a 29 years old girl ;) with big dreams. I am an expat in China. I have been living in Shenzhen since 2013. My husband, my daughter and I moved to China, without knowing anyone or anything here.

We wanted more from life and I left an office job as a buyer for a company like home depot, he left our two self-owned cellphone repairment stores and we left our families and everything we have known so far to follow the dream of building our own brand in the factory of the world.

Question 1: Do you ever feel you want more from life? 

WORKING IN CHINA

In 2014, I started to teach English in a Kindergarten. By 2016, I was teaching robotics and promoting the robotics company in China, all by myself I was teaching, marketing, selling, planning and executing the promotional events. What an adventure! I was burnout so I quitted and we move back home to Colombia, we were unsure of our future.

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After many days of praying and thinking about our next step, we decided to move back to China. We didn't have anything left in Colombia, and we didn't have anything in China yet. Of course, we decide to give it one more chance.

This time, I would travel only with my daughter. My husband will join us two months later. It was September of 2016. I was still working part-time subbing in my daughter school and teaching private classes.

I always thought to be a single parent was something admirable, and after being in another country only my daughter and me, I have a whole new level of respect for the single parents. If you are one, you are awesome!

By now you can probably tell I am a little restless, I wanted more from life. I couldn't bear to grow old to look back and see my life in an office, I could feel the heaviness of a life without purpose, a wasted life. That was scary for me! I used to think we have only 1 life, only 1, and I better make it count.

Question 2: From your point of view, What makes a life worth it? What are the things you wish to remember at the end of your life?

REALITY CHECK


But reality happens, and living in China is not cheap. I was surprised too! Well, the big cities like Shenzhen are not cheap.

My husband came back to China on January 2nd of this year 2017, and I started to work full-time again in February at a Kindergarten located it an hour away from my home. So I usually wake up at 6:30 run out of the house at 7 am and come back home at about 7 pm. I love teaching and personally, I found it very fulfilling I love when my babies (I teach 4 years old) start communicating in English and I can see the impact I have in their lives. We have a lot of fun together.

This past week was the Golden week (mid-autumn festival) here in China and everyone got a 7 days holiday. It was great, I worked on my online business, we met friends, we went to the pool, I read almost a half of the book Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson, by the way, I recommend it 100% if you are in online marketing too. It was a dream week, I get to do everything that I wanted. I worked smart and I played smart, my daughter was extremely happy.

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But right now it is Sunday 11:59 pm, soon to be Monday and for the last couple of hours. I felt this heaviness in my back, my energy dropped by half, and I feel tired but not for today or the week. It is because, for now, the dream is over. I have to lose my freedom, I feel this enormous pressure to go to bed now, so I can rest to start an early morning. and yes, I’m going to sleep now not being able to finish this message.

Question 3: Do you fear Mondays? and love Fridays? Even when you are doing something you truly enjoy you still feel trapped?

GETTING MY LIFE BACK, BREAKING FREE

It is now Monday 11:15 pm, almost a whole day went by. I felt a really grumpy throughout the day, but this just encourages me to move forward, to keep going, to have a golden year not only a week.

Continuing with the story, after coming back from a 15 days yoga training in India. I decided I wanted to take my life back. I questioned myself: What happened to “we have only 1 life, only 1, and I better make it count.”? Where did that go?

Well, after all this time, almost 4 years. I finally know what I want. I want a XtraOrdinary Life, and I want to help others to get XtraOrdinary Lifes too.

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My idea of a XtraOrdinary Life is to manage my time as I want to, like, being able to finish a post I'm inspired to write even if it is midnight. I also want to be abundant with money, love, fun, and I want to keep learning. I want to make my life count!

I love my students and being a teacher. But, I want to impact more people and I want to change my life. I want to leave an unpleasant work environment and the looooong commute. I want to spend with my daughter and husband, to learn and experience new things, new places. I want to make a whole set of lives for the time I have here. 

It actually hurt to go back to work today, to go to bed early not because I am tired but because I have to wake up early to go to work. I felt trapped without options like my life wasn’t really mine because I cannot freely choose what to do with my time, with my day, with my life.

Question 5: Have you figure out what you want to do? Do you want to be free? Do you want a XtraOrdinary Life? How does your XtraOrdinary life look like?

WHAT CAN I DO?

Ever since I left my country I knew I didn’t want to have a regular job there is no way I could have a XtraOrdinary Life, working long hours, now I'm working not only 9 to 5 but 7 to 7 hours a day.

I’ve known for a long time that I want to have my own company, to be an entrepreneur that is the whole reason we came to China but after almost 4 years of living here and having a slow progress, and big losses, which is fine. I know it is a process and we learned from every failure.

We learned by experience that selling things online it is profitable and easier than other kinds of business and we all have heard before about people that succeed online. So my next idea was to have my own online store. I looked for some information online, and I noticed that some of these online entrepreneurs have what I want they have time and money in abundance.

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I’ve known for a long time that I want to have my own company, to be an entrepreneur that is the whole reason we came to China but after almost 4 years of living here and having a slow progress, and big losses, which is fine. I know it is a process and we learned from every failure.

We learned by experience that selling things online it is profitable and easier than other kinds of business and we all have heard before about people that succeed online. So my next idea was to have my own online store. I looked for some information online, and I noticed that some of these online entrepreneurs have what I want they have time and money in abundance.

Question 6: What do you know about the online economy? How much of what you know comes from reliable sources?

OK, IT IS A PLAN. A NEW PLAN.


After a lot of thinking, reading and wondering I came to this conclusion: “I’ll become an online entrepreneur. This is the information era, knowledge is at the tip of my fingers. I can do this". So with google has my head advisor, I started. I joined free groups, watched videos and gathered information. I got a good idea of what the online economy was about. By then, I was sure being an online entrepreneur or having an online business is a very real and profitable opportunity.

I know times are changing and they will continue to change. The workplace of the future is going to be very different from what it is now. Even though I knew and I had a pretty good idea of many ways to make money online. I was overwhelmed there is a little, too much information of every subject and too many variables to consider.

Once again like I had done it in the past I had a lot of theories, but no practice, so I got discouraged. I knew many different parts but I had many pieces of the puzzle but I didn't have the whole picture. I didn’t know where to begin.

Question 7: How much free time do you have? How much do you value that time? How much time can you dedicate to find every piece and the whole picture of a puzzle that is spread throughout the internet?

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE FUNNEL ;)...

One day, I was still looking for information online and I saw an advertisement video. In it, a guy explained how online marketing worked, and I was pleased to hear many of the knowledge I had gathered before, but this time it was organized in a sequential logical way. He was giving a simple, clear, and upfront information in a couple of minutes, concepts that took me time and effort to put together.

It was a 7 days video series, and with each video, I was happier, because becoming an online entrepreneur seemed simple. I don't know if simple is the right word but at least I had sequential steps now and that was a big improvement. Especially, with my time restrictions, I liked how the videos were short but full of valuable content.

Question 8: Could you use a step-to-step guide? Will you like to know one of the best ways to profit from the digital era? All without paying anything, for free.

TAKING ACTION

At the end of the video series, there was an invitation to join this educational platform. I took it. It was the right thing to do for me, it allows us to earn some while we learn some.

It has a step by step program, there is still a lot of information on their platform, enough to have a good dose of overwhelming but there is a very simple program, as we learn a concept we apply it, we share it and teach it (if that what we want).

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There is an amazingly supportive group of people, whenever I have had a question so far I know that I can count on the support of a great team and community. It is really time effective, I still work a 7 to 7 job and I manage to put in some time and effort into setting everything and taking care of my little seed, but now I follow effective guidelines, it also provides me systems that support all the technical parts. I feel like I am in a TV commercial for a magic washing machine, but it is true this was the best choice for me.  

Question 9: You wouldn't have read it until this point if you didn't know that this is what you want. What are you waiting for?

WHERE AM I NOW?

After many years and money spent in learning and consuming information, not only about online business but in general. I am a certified NLP coach that is my passion but it was sleep, now it is finally starting to wake up. I have moved to an active state. I left the inertia and there is motion its place.

In just a month, I was able to set up all my social media accounts, a working website, funnels and more. Even though I still get overwhelmed and I am still learning, I know what to do and I have everything to do it. A step-to-step guide, a supporting community that will answer any question I might have and systems that simplify all the technical part.

I am just starting but I know I am on the right path.

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Diana from XtraOrdinary Life

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