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Is Digital Entrepreneurship For You? (A short story to help you figure that out…)

Is Digital Entrepreneurship For You?

Written By Tahnya

August 22, 2020

It was September of 2017. I was in Bali, Indonesia for a month.

I won’t bore you with the details but I’m being called to share this story. I know it will impact someone.

This trip completely solidified my ambitions for running a profitable online business and gave me the certainty I needed to continue pursuing my dreams of living and working location independent.  

If you’re unsure or ever been unsure about starting an online business, this 1 minute and 36 second right might help you clear things up.

The idea of digital entrepreneurship was COOL to me. I loved the idea of living life on my terms, working from anywhere (not being stuck to a cubicle), creating wealth for generations to come and travelling the world but I didn’t think I could actually make it work if I’m being completely honest…It always felt too good to be true. 

Another part of me also found it to be true that if I wanted to be happy in life I had to challenge myself and overcome my self-doubt and claim my own version of freedom and happiness, no matter how far-fetched it seemed.

I told myself that even if I fail, it’s OK. I gave it a go and that’s all that matters.

I didn’t want to be that person that took their dreams to the grave and never gave it a shot.

While my pep talks to myself were awesome, my inner thoughts went something like this:

  • “Maybe I’m just not meant to be an entrepreneur, if I was, wouldn’t I be one by now?”
  • “I’m not like those sleazy sales people who don’t care about the repercussions of their selfish actions on others, I’m too soft and kind hearted to be a successful business owner.”
  • “I don’t believe what I’m offering is valuable or important enough for people to buy, I’ll probably never make it.”
  • “I don’t think I have the discipline to work 5 or 6 days a week on my own business. I don’t have any accountability, how am I gonna do this alone?”
  • “I got into business to have a life not feel like it is my life.”

I was so focused on myself and the benefits I would get from being an entrepreneur I forgot what the purpose of actually having a business was.

And that’s to help. To serve. To shine so bright that it gives other women permission to do the same.

Anyway, I was invited to this wedding in Bali in September of 2017. Great! I thought. This was the perfect opportunity for me to show up and be the digital nomad I was dreaming of and see how it FEELS to run an online business from a co-working space somewhere around the world! This is everything I’d been asking for.

I booked flights with my cousin (who was also invited to the wedding), to enjoy 1 week of Bali, luxury style, then I booked 2 weeks with a volunteer program in the heart of Bali, in a place called Ubud, deep in the mountains of Bali, to experience the REAL Bali. 

Volunteering with the Green Lions Volunteer Program impacted me so profoundly that when I look back on the photos and memories I have of my time there now, I get teary. 

It reminded me what life was all about and quite frankly, working in the corporate world, completely disconnected me from real life and what I was put on this earth to do. 

It reminded me I wasn’t crazy for seeking more than a mediocre, cubicle life  and working for someone else for the rest of my life. 

So what is life all about you ask?

Experiences. 

And helping people. 

That’s it. 

Your experiences in life shape your character and determine how you navigate relationships in your life, ultimately determining your level of happiness and satisfaction in life. 
Without experiences and without healthy, loving relationships, we will perish. What becomes of us? Honestly, that’s a whole ‘nother email but I’m not keen to find out, are you?!
Being out there, volunteering and helping the people of Ubud, filled my heart with so much gratitude, it was overwhelming.
It reminded me how little we actually need to be happy.
Having an online business wasn’t about the lifestyle, the money, the admiration or claps, it was about humanity and helping. 
Everything else is just a bonus and byproduct of living a life that’s aligned at the very core of who you are. 
To be of service, and letting your intentions for positive impact run authentically through your veins, should be your highest business goal and only intention.
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Sure, you need to know your numbers and there are certain targets you may have to hit if you want to keep your business profitable but what’s underneath all that fluff, what are your intentions? Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start With Why’  will help you figure out what your WHY in life is.
If you’re committed to finding a solution and helping people, you’ll be able to shift your focus from self-doubt to service easily. 
Self-doubt is actually just your ego trying to stop you from actually taking action and making an impact in the world.
Being in Bali and volunteering for 2 weeks helped me surrender to my ego and confirmed all the doubts I had that Digital Entrepreneurship was for me. 
I discovered a digital life and an online business  was about being creative and offering something of value to positively impact someone’s life (no matter how small), it was about being compassionate (leaning into humanity, not into money), it was about happiness and true fulfilment (with freedom being the byproduct of feeling this). These revelations completely changed the way I viewed my pursuit of happiness and freedom and how I approached my online business. 
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So, what do you think?
Is digital entrepreneurship for you?
If so, you can get started for free here today and check out our most popular training module (completely free of charge) all about our unique and simple, ‘system for selling online’, that makes it possible for absolutely anyone, in 2020, to start a profitable online business, from scratch, with NO prior experience.
It’s worth checking out, what have you got to lose?

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A note from the author

I believe everybody deserves to live life with the freedom to be their authentic self. The journey back to self after years of social conditioning, gaslighting, manipulation and generational trauma can be complicated and lonely but it doesn’t have to be long.  I’m pleased to be able to offer a complimentary call to anybody who feels working together might be beneficial for them. You can book a private coaching call with me here. It’s completely free.

If you’re interested in learning more about how I got started and built a successful online business around my passions that allows me to work where, when and how I want, I highly recommend checking out my FREE Masterclass on how you can become your own boss and ditch the 9 to 5 for good. I’m passionate about helping people escape the 9 to 5 because it’s also what broke me and led me down a path of deep healing and self discovery. You don’t have to stay anywhere your soul doesn’t belong! In the Masterclass, I reveal a powerful way to start earning an income online so you can enjoy the freedom and success you deserve. Click here to access the FREE Masterclass now.

 

 

 

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