How To Be Anything You Want To Be

How to be Anything You Want to Be

Too many of us are trapped in the work we do because we think it’s the only way to get what we want out of life. No matter what your job, the assumption is normally that you can work harder and work longer and that way earn enough money to stop worrying about finances, possibly to move abroad, maybe to buy your ideal home.

This is how you can make life the way you want it and thus you can no option but to work harder and work longer – especially as the costs of living start going up and you find yourself with more and more responsibility.

But the irony is that you’re doing all this work to succeed at something you probably never really had much interest in. You probably never intended to get into logistics, or administration and so why are you bending over backwards to make it work?
What about that dream to be a painter? A writer? Or a singer?

The irony is that you can still do all those things. And moreover, there’s no need for you to be working such long painful hours…

How to be What You Want to Be

Our problem is that we put far too much stock in our careers. We define ourselves by our jobs and we often ask people when we meet them at parties: what do you do for a living?

In fact though, neither your success nor your income is necessarily tied to your day job and there are many ways to be successful that don’t involve working harder.

Want to become a singer? The easiest way to do that is to create a YouTube channel where people can see you singing and then to promote that. If you’re good at what you do, you’ll get the subscribers and you can earn a side income from it!

Likewise, if you want to be an artist then you can start creating art in your spare time and use that to earn extra income by selling online or through local restaurants etc.

In other words, you don’t need to be successful in your job to be what you want to be – in fact the two are often diametrically opposed. The objective should instead be to gain more free time by working less and then to use that free time to pursue the hobbies and activities that you’re passionate about. Now you have the stability that comes from employment but also the chance to fulfil your dreams and to be successful doing what it is you love.

And guess what? As soon as you put pen to paper, you are a writer. As soon as you make a sculpture you are a sculptor. It’s that easy to be what you want to be: it’s only being successful that’s hard! But if you already have an income and you love what you do, does that even matter?

Most of us already have the means to live the life we want but we get too caught up in the rat race to realize it!

Brand Yourself as a Trendsetter

Brand Yourself as a Trendsetter

You can literally drive down the street in any town in America and see those successful businesses who became trendsetters in their niche. Some, like Starbucks, have even gone further and make it a “culture” of followers.

McDonald’s speedy food service reinvented the fast food market. Like those highly successful entrepreneurs who saw a vision and acted on it, you need to do the same in your online niche.

Looking into the future, making predictions and creating products based on your research and instinct into the future of the niche can boost your credibility and make you hot in your niche

But only if you’re willing to expose your ideas without hesitation, fail forward and take risks with your branding. Examine the needs and wants of your target audience. It’s important that you know what pleases your customers and what they long for in new products and ideas.

Keeping a close eye on what they’re saying in posts and blogs and what they’re offering on their sites can be a good way of getting the insight you need to look into the future. If they’re complaining a lot, take it and run with it – be the solution they’ve been waiting for all along.

Decide on a trendsetting product. Based on your research and instincts, create a product which is unique and one based on your customers’ ambitions and interest. Try to have an ear to the ground and do something before everyone else jumps on that bandwagon.

Then, deliver it in a way that covers all bases. Podcasts, forums, blogs, paid advertisements and launches with JVs and affiliates are all great ways to get the word out.

Update your sites and products. If you’ve been offering the same old stuff in the same old ways for too long, your sales likely show it. Take an idea someone else is doing and turn it upside down. Do it different – better.

Respond to change. You may not see it coming, but when you realize the market is changing, change with it. Not responding to change will leave you in the dust and you may never catch up.

Your business is ever-changing and evolving and keeping up with the latest trends is part of the fun and excitement of keeping it all fresh.

Don’t look at it as a chore. Welcome it as a change of pace to keep you excited about things.

Make a firm commitment to establish yourself in the niche and then set goals that will get you there.

Rising to the top of your niche and becoming a trendsetter who can see the future and help others get there is an imperative step in becoming a true authority figure in your niche.

Develop the best product and best marketing strategies out there and continue to update as the trends dictate. It’s a never-ending process.

As other marketers get bored, lazy, or sloppy – you’ll be beating them hand over fist because you have that go getter attitude that makes you hungry for success!