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OMG!!!! I believe T. Harv Eker is my new entrepreneurial idol! I listened in on one of his webinars last week, and it completely blew me away! Of course, it was a great follow up from listening to his audiobook Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Anyway, in his webinar he discussed eight steps to making a lot of money and helping a lot of people along the way. What business owner wouldn’t get excited about that?
I’m not going to go into all eight steps here, as T. Harv does a brilliant job on his own. I want to discuss his #2 step because it’s something that helped me to gain a different perspective on my business just a few days ago. For me, this step is now my #2 reason why I’ve experienced the successes this year in business, and it has opened my mind to expanding even more so.
Today’s topic discusses one key ingredient that every entrepreneur must have within their recipe for success.
Just what is this key ingredient? It’s a dash of “you have to be a problem solver for other people.” It sounds simple enough, right? Then why do most businesses that start end up failing? There are a variety of reasons, but not being an adequate problem solver I’m sure ranks in the top 10 of reasons why they fail.
You want to fulfill a dream by helping a lot of people and making a lot of money. How is this going to realistically happen? It’s not enough to just dream about it. How can you actually make this a reality within your business?
People pay for a product or service that they need and/or want. Are you solving problems?
As a professional writer who owns her own writing agency, I’m going to speak on behalf of writers who want to make a living writing to illustrate the need to be a problem solver if you’re wanting to be a successful entrepreneur.
Over the years, I have spoken to so many writers in different mediums that say they want to write their own stories the way they want to write them. They don’t want anyone telling them what to write.
Okay. Great. There’s nothing wrong with that. I believe you should be able to express your art in the manner that you want to. I truly do. Furthermore, there is a chance that what you have already created may be wanted by someone who would be willing to pay you for that piece of writing. This can happen. It’s very possible. It does happen. Nevertheless, the probability for a sale is low by only writing what you want. What you want to write may not be what someone needs and/or wants. If others don’t need and/or want what you’ve created/written, you’re not able to make money with your writing, and therefore cannot sustain your writing business.
Instead, if you take the time to discover exactly what publishers, producers, businesses, and your followers are actually wanting, provide them the content that they are looking for, you will then be able to solve their problem, and they would be willing to pay you for it. Creating a sustainable business model will allow you to make a living doing what you love.
This doesn’t just apply to writers obviously. This is for all entrepreneurs. Ask yourself what problems you solve for people.
T. Harv Eker says it best: “Why do people give others their money? (1) to gain pleasure or (2) to avoid pain.”
If you want to be a successful entrepreneurial artist or entrepreneur in any industry, be a problem solver.
Today’s LESSON is to keep your eyes open for problems and figure out how you can be the solution.
FUN ASSIGNMENT: If you’re finding that you’re having a challenging time finding new clients or closing contacts that you’ve been engaged with, choose to regroup. Figure out exactly what problem you’re solving and what type of people would benefit the most from your expert solutions.
Nitara Osbourne owns The Infinite Writer Agency, LLC, which provides content to producers, publishers, and entrepreneurs seeking help with developing their life stories into nonfiction books and movie scripts. Ghostwriting blogging, and content writing services are provided for clients as well. If you’re an accomplished entrepreneur, and are looking to tell your story, contact Nitara Osbourne. InfiniteWriterAgency@gmail.com.