The Importance of Doing Things Your Way: How Not to Be Part of The Crowd 116

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No matter what you do or say, however you perform and regardless of the results, there will always be someone to disagree with you.

People will tell you what you did wrong, why that happened and what you should do next time. They want you to listen to them and do it their way.

The moment people see that someone takes control over his life, does something other than the ordinary, tries new things and works on his goals, they interfere.

They judge, ask, try to “help”, give advice and tips.
They never mind their own business, and that’s why they never move forward in life.

And they won’t stop doing it unless you stop listening to them.

By living by other people’s standards and following the crowd, you won’t succeed in life.
Moreover, you’ll be an average person who is going to live with the regret of not becoming who he could have become.

I say ignore conventional wisdom. Play by your rules and do things the way you like them.

Here’s why:

  • that will make you an individual;
  • rules are someone else’s vision of how things must be, and it doesn’t mean it’s the right way;
  • you have your own potential and unique qualities, and by combining them, you can do great things.
    But that will only happen if at each moment you listen to yourself and do what feels right. The world deserves to see what you’re capable of;
  • your legacy consists of what you yourself did;
  • it’s your life, your game, your chance to shine;
  • it means you stayed true to yourself;
  • it’s better to fail after doing things your way and learn from it;
  • it will only matter if you do it your way, because that’s when you feel motivated and passionate and it’s all worth it. Only then do you put any meaning and efforts into what you do;
  • imitating others means you don’t have your own opinion.

Now, I’m not saying don’t listen to others at all. We should all listen to our parents, respect other people’s point of view, take advice from those who’ve already succeeded and learn from their mistakes. But that’s it.

Don’t live by someone else’s master plan and standards, don’t become a part of the crowd by following the traditional path.

Find your way. Only this can take you to your dreams.

After all, no one else knows what steps you’re meant to take. And only you can walk that road.

Only then will you feel worthwhile, will you know you’ve done your best. And there won’t be any regrets even if you fail, because you’ll know you did it your way.

Forget what is considered right or wrong, and what society thinks should work.

Get out there and play by your rules!

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
Pope Paul VI

See also:

Consider the dominoes
How to do big things
101 ways to live life to the fullest
Changing the system
The reward for conformity

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Should You Buy an Ecommerce Business?

If you have the funds to make an investment, but you are not sure which is the best option, a good idea would be investing in an ecommerce business. They represent the businesses of the future, and it is already a known fact that they are very profitable.

With an online business you can choose to build it yourself, but that is not what we are recommending. In our opinion, buying an ecommerce business comes with more advantages and in this article we will talk about some of them.

You won’t have to deal with the tough work.

The first days are the hardest when you decide to start a business by yourself.

First of all, you have to decide exactly what kind of products you want to sell and then find the suppliers for them. You need to create a quality customer service, come up with marketing strategies, develop the site, SEO, and many other things.

But when you buy an online business you won’t have to deal with any of these. A business that has been around for a while already has all these things and this means that you won’t have to deal with them. However, you should make sure that you do a little bit the research before you buy the site. You need to make sure that everything matches your requirements.

Successful business model.

Quitting While You're Ahead! Understanding the Limits of Natural Business Growth

When you are just getting started it is hard to tell whether your business will make it or not.

In some cases, it might even be complicated to come up with a strategy that will sell your products. Nevertheless, this problem does not occur when you are buying an online business.

In this situation, you already know that the business existed for a few years, which means that it generates enough revenue. It also means that the traffic and customers are established already so there is almost no risk.

However, before you buy a website you will need to make sure that the financials are accurate.

You can choose to buy a business from an online marketplace such as Exchange by Shopify. This way, data such as traffic and financial reports will be delivered by the platform, not the seller, so you will know for sure that they are 100% real.

Cross-sell potential.

If you already own an ecommerce business it might be a good move to buy another one. By getting another one you will gain access to additional customers, email addresses and traffic, which could be really helpful for you.

If you analyze the metrics of the business a bit you will be able to tell how to cross-sell existing products. Tools like shopping cart data and Google Analytics should help you determine customer behavior, including the returning rate and how many items per order are there.

Cross promotion between email lists could be a great marketing tool if it is used correctly, and even using “competitive” discount could be a way to make customers move between the two businesses.