How digital entrepreneurship became my passion
How digital entrepreneurship became my passion and put me on a path to create the income lifestyle and freedom I want… is a personal success story of mine, unleashing my inner entrepreneur in the digital economy… and once and for all designing the life and business I love.
I’ve always been innovative and solution-oriented and applied these skills in my career as an employee – what’s referred to as an “intrapreneur.” Early in my career, I was always looking to add value, trying to be the best and winning awards, trying to improve performance, the bottom line. I’ve had a natural tendency of being a pro, being the best in whatever it is that I am doing.
But I recognized that, with a job, I had limitations of what I could experience in life. Yes, I had a stable income, but I was capped in my earning potential. I was limited to what I could work on, as well as the skills I could use or develop. I was constrained in my success and happiness. I knew I needed to become my own boss and become an entrepreneur to get the lifestyle I wanted to achieve.
But, I didn’t just want to be an entrepreneur… I wanted to be a digital entrepreneur.
I wanted to set up an online business in the fast growing digital economy – that would provide me income freedom, time freedom, and geographic freedom. I wanted a business that would unleash the best version of myself, living my passion, and living the freedom lifestyle where I could grow my business while traveling the world with just a laptop and an internet connection.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be worked for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan, orator and politician
My path to entrepreneurship success was a rocky one in the beginning
Starting in my mid-twenties, I awakened my spirit of adventure to explore the world of business. I began to search for new business opportunities and, for a short period, I would be excited. I would start to conduct research to write my business plans and, most of the time, I would not follow through – I would quit due to lack of interest. Or I began to hate and despise the businesses I did set up after only a year because I never found my true inner entrepreneur. My passion business – and my desire to succeed in the long run – flat lined.
The business ventures I did set up were numerous: a business planning software development and sales company, a seniors’ complex development, a warehouse condo development, a home-building construction company. These ventures all ended up being mediocre successes or outright failures. I never had the desire to win at all costs because I lacked the interest and willingness to fight for them. These businesses all felt like work – they were not my passion. I didn’t make good decisions on the business opportunities right for me; instead, I just got involved in whatever came my way.
“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed, author
Past business failures helped me find my passion – digital entrepreneurship
Even though I had failed in most of my business ventures and lost a substantial amount of money, I don’t look at these experiences as failures. Instead, I used them to learn what not to do, or what to do better next time, or better yet – what I really wanted to do (what I was passionate about). I was always willing to invest in myself, learn, apply and develop skills to become an entrepreneur.
My past business failures… woke me up to the realization that my next business venture was going to be different… it was going to aligned with my passion and skill set, and desire for a freedom lifestyle. I wanted to become a digital entrepreneur providing coaching and training and various other products and services online to help people around the globe become digital entrepreneurs. I was passionate about this mission. And with full on commitment… I was prepared to do what it takes, to pay the price (invest more time and money and take a risk one more time) to get paid the price (to live the freedom lifestyle, life on my terms).
“There is no such thing as failure as long as you grow and learn from the action/outcome and make distinctions to get closer to your goals.” – Anthony Robbins, Personal Mastery teacher
Obstacles are those frightening things you only see when you take your eyes off the goal
Setting out in any new direction, whether that be a new business, a new career, or a new relationship… initially you experience “the honeymoon phase” whereby everything is fresh and new. You will love the feeling of freedom and making a fresh start gives you. But no matter what that new thing is, after a while the novelty wears off and reality kicks in, because building your dream business that makes a good profit always takes longer than you think. And sooner or later, you will be presented with a challenge or making enough money to support yourself and/or your family… that can make you feel really uncomfortable at the thought of dealing with. You will start to get very worried, and second guess your decision that you were so proud of and excited about.
If you reach that challenge and don’t feel inspired to get past it, then the end result clearly isn’t important enough for you. And that’s fine. It’s simply just a sign you’re in the wrong place. But if you are passionate about your business… my message to you is not to worry about the decision you have made to make change for the better. Don’t worry about the lack of money in the short term, the extra time, investment and sacrifices you have had to make . Stay the course, because if your reason for setting out on that journey is huge, and the end result of freedom and abundance is worthwhile, you will find a way to get through your challenges and achieve what you set out to do.
Once you find what it is you were meant to do, the thing that gives your life purpose and meaning, you no longer think in limitations or in terms of failure. You will just keep plugging forward because it is a passion and becomes your purpose. It will not feel like extra work or extra hours. It will feel natural and exciting and the right thing to do for your life.
“Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
CALL TO ACTION – Explore the opportunity of becoming a digital entrepreneur
I am personally on a proven path to design the life and business I love – and create the income, lifestyle, and freedom I want. My confidence and excitement about my future are bright. I am growing my passion business, ZAGGTIME – a lifestyle design company helping people all over the world with personal development, digital skills training, and entrepreneurship.
I now wake up early in the morning with excitement and go to bed late at night with enthusiasm as I’m building my business. I smile all the time, knowing each day I will get a certain amount of joy in my life, passion, adventure, a sense of independence, accomplishment, and ability to contribute to help others. It’s magical being your own boss in the right business for yourself. Being able to create something spectacular from nothing, becoming more than I am right now, and inventing a life I truly want for myself and my family is fantastic.
“Becoming a digital entrepreneur (requires new training, commitment and investment) to see your business to fruition. That requires living a few years of your life like most people won’t… so that you can live the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – Doug Howorko
Here are some resources you can use right now to start exploring the world of Digital Entrepreneurship:
- To learn more about the world of digital entrepreneurship click the link to watch a short 20-minute film call GETTING RICH – No Experience Required. It’s about regular people developing the skills to build an online business and create the income, lifestyle and freedom they want. https://zaggtime.com/getting-rich-no-experience-required/
- Get access to the same digital entrepreneurship training I used to develop my online business. This video workshop series will introduce you to how realistic it is for YOU to start a profitable online business from scratch! This special offer is available to you through our ZAGGTIME Digital Academy and our partners at Six Figure Mentors (SFM). Click the link to sign up and get free access to your workshop training https://zaggtime.com/getting-rich-learning-bundle/
- If you have not already done so, join my ZAGGTIME free coaching community to get up to date newsletters and access to many other great resources and tools to design the life and business you love. Click the link to join now https://zaggtime.com/join-our-community/
- Join my Facebook Group called the LIFESTYLE ENTREPRENERUS Source “to learn how to cut through the B.S. (the fears and limiting beliefs) holding you back and ATTACK your opportunities (create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want). Click the link to join now https://www.facebook.com/groups/1134273866589283/
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me 306-570-7321 to arrange a free one on one consultation to discuss your digital entrepreneur dreams
WAKE UP – Birth a new YOU – and live with NO regrets!
Doug Howorko – “the lifestyle entrepreneur” & founder of ZAGGTIME
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