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Hi guys,

how did you transfer from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur (full-time)? How did your road look like?

Greetz!
 

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I'm still in the process. But pretty much by sheer force. Just start. It took me a lot of energy to make that first cold call. But you just need to make that "salto mortale" and get on with it. No secret sauce over here...
 

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Help people. Not with motivational posts on Instagram, but with some problem or frustration in their lives. If you can't help people in a practical way, you need to develop a skill.

EDIT: I misread the thread. Apologies for that.

My first teaching business I just started advertising locally, and built it up a few people at a time. Really simple stuff, flyers in peoples houses, posters around. I got more students, could afford better flyers. Got more students, outsourced flyers. At one point I had a company delivering 20,000 per month.

Eventually I maxed out my teaching time, put my prices up, switched business models, moved from running it out of my Dad's living room to a rented room, started having more people in a room per class and made a pretty crazy amount per hour.

Then I got stressed out with it.

I ended up torpedoing that business rather than take it to the next level, for a mixture of reasons.

Now I'm working on rebuilding an online version that can scale better and solve some of the problems I had with the off-line teaching. I launched a teaching site a couple of months ago, panicked, refunded people and cancelled the launch lol. Re-launching a new site next week.

Try, shoot myself in the foot, and try again.
 
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Help people. Not with motivational posts on Instagram

But that's a start for someone who has never helped anyone.

At some point you gotta get your feet wet before jumping into the deep end.

Incremental movement, small wins.
 

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Hi guys,

how did you transfer from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur (full-time)? How did your road look like?

Greetz!

Before TMF.

Business plans... not filling a need, one thats valuable anyway.

After TMF

Action faking...busy work not getting anything done

Making bad decisions..

Failing.

More wrong decisions...

More failures.

Shitty a$$ entrepreneur now like im so bad.

But just take action, by action not making a website, or designing crap, or getting logos done on fiverr for a couple hundred dollars at a time... yeh i did that.

Just go out, talk to people and just go in with the attitude that you are there to help them.

Realise you wont have all the answers either, i dont know what im doing but i just go out there and talk to people, see if i can help them, make some calls etc.

And just figure stuff out as i go along.
 

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idea is 1% while action is 99%. My philosophy done is better than perfect so you need to do what you want and keep continue with it
 

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