This is the first series for PapiDaddy.com I hope you enjoy it. I want you to be successful!
I will teach you through this blog and my tutorials and videos. I love teaching and I’m sure I will enjoy having you as a student. But really, you need to be on the same page as I am.
We need to have an understanding so we can work together, and even if you just want to read my blog and follow along at your own pace, this series is all about getting the foundation you need to be a work at home parent and entrepreneur.
It’s planned as a 9 part series to get you on the mindset of an entrepreneur.
I try to bring over 15 years of experience into these tips, but I’m always learning so please leave your comments if you have anything to add, or suggest.
These are designed and written to be digested one at a time, ideally one each day. For that reason, you should just request the 9 tips via email by signing up here. Enter your name and email and you’ll automatically receive one tip each day.
If you’re in a rush and you want to read them all now, you can find them below. Except you will be missing some additional insights that only go out via email. But the choice is yours.
Are you serious about your business? Do you really want to have the freedoms I enjoy as a dot com lifestyle dad? If you’re serious then this is the first post you need to read so you and I have the same understanding. And if this is new to you, it could change your life!
I’m sure you’ve heard that before but I want to make sure it resonates with you and you really take it to heart. Everyone will tell you things that may be tough to accept or agree with, including me. So toughen up, read this tip and get some armor!
You probably haven’t, but trust me you don’t want to be one. Ducklining is a thing nowadays and I want you to avoid it at all costs. It’s so easy, it’s like a drug, but you must be strong and be prepared to avoid becoming a duckliner.
Tip #4 Completed is better than Perfect
When something is in your head is just an idea. It’s in there and it seems great to you and you can even tell others how this idea works. You’ll get some support by way of approving looks and positive comments. But it doesn’t matter unless you execute it and build it.
As you start working, forget about doing it perfectly and worry about completing it.
You’ll run into many self-imposed obstacles related to perfection. Stay away from them, complete the work first. Even if the work is a first prototype, complete it. Learn from it and make it better next time. Or if you can and it’s appropriate fix it or improve it on the fly.
No matter what field you are in, one thing you can count on is that it comes with its own culture and language. It is critical that you learn the lingo. When you learn the language, you are able to understand. Once you can understand what is going on then you can become part of the culture, this will open many doors. But the good thing is that not everybody knows what I’m about to tell you.
Didn’t your mamma teach you any manners!?
Many people think about this when you tell them about your business and it’s true, most people don’t want to hear about how big (or small) your company is and they certainly don’t want to hear about your life-saving-cancer-curing-levitating-time-machine.
But they will talk to you and they will stay in touch if you ask them to, and they will eventually do business with you something from you if you are memorable so how do you do that?
Promote yourself. Promote youself daily, and everywhere as much as possible. But don’t forget to promote others as well and when you promote yourself do it humbly and in a non agressive manner.
Tip #7 Learn the Basics but hone Your Craft
Learn the basics of everything that you’re going to do in your business (and in life, really). But stay focused on your own craft. Then decide if the new thing you learned is something that is worth doing for your business now. If it isn’t, then outsource it.
Believe me, changing your oil is easy but do you really want to do it? Does it save you money? Do you love it? Or would you rather pay someone to do that?
Tip #8 Use the Right Tool for the Job
Anyone that tells you that the tools don’t matter simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It is true that you can’t base your business on a specific tool per se, but which tools you use definitely will make a difference in your performance and the bottom line of your business. Use the right tool for the right job.
Tip #9 Stick to one system or method for a While
It’s hard to judge whether a system or method is going to work for you in the long term. Try to avoid switching from one system to another and then to another and then to another. It’s okay to test things out and figure out what is good and what isn’t but once you purchased something then make sure you learn how it works and make sure you’ve followed the directions and recommended best practices before you give up on it and move on to the next.
If you find yourself doing this a lot, you’ve fallen into the S.O.S. zone. The shinny object syndrome zone; get out as fast as possible. See tip #1 for more information 😉