Hey it’s Coach Jon here again.
Nag negosyo ka na before?
Nalugi. Di kumita. Napagod ka. And deep inside you felt embarrassed?
Maybe napahiya ka sa friends mo, sa parents mo, or sa mga kapatid mo. People that you love the most.
Nobody wants to feel like a failure and it hurts.
Many aspiring entrepreneurs have been in those situations.
Oh well, guess what? You’re not alone. I’ve been there many times too. Lost millions of Pesos in the process.
And guess what? (Again.)
The most successful Entrepreneurs in the world have been there too. In fact, they’ve been there many times more than we are. They failed more than they succeed.
And guess what? (again), who are the richest people in the world? Entrepreneurs.
My point is this: It’s OK to fail. It’s part of the learning process. By making mistakes, you’re figuring out what’s working and what isn’t.
You’ll discover things that those people who gave up easily will never know.
They’ll think…”Minalas ako. Sinuwerte sya.”
Or…”Kapalaran ko to. Maging mahirap.” The victim mentality.
Hey, I know it’s a cliché but the saying “try and try until you succeed” still holds true.
But you can’t keep on trying what isn’t working. You have to try different approaches and see the results. If it’s not working, try a new approach and see the results. If it didn’t work still, try again a different approach.
Keep doing that over and over again.
When are you going to stop? Until you succeed.
My first attempt in business was back in early 2000. Did my business prosper on my first try? Of course not.
On second try? Nope.
Third try? Nope.
Fourth try? Nope. And I lost Millions and many sleepless nights.
After all those failures I realized that I need to be in a business where I can utilize my strengths, passion, skills, and natural ability.
Without all those, my chances are slim to none.
It’s like Lebron James trying to play a 3-pt shoot out against Steph Curry.
Or Steph playing low-post game against Lebron. That will not work either.
That’s why I keep telling Entrepreneurs, time and time again, you need to play where your likelihood of succeeding is higher.
One business that failed miserably in the past was a Pharmacy store or botika.
Why did I fail? Here some of the few reasons:
I have no experience in retail at all.
I don’t know anything about pharmacy.
I miscalculated the necessary capital. Akala ko sapat na. (Maraming namamatay sa akala.)
I don’t have a mentor or experienced coach to help me.
I’m neither passionate nor excited about selling Biogesic, Alaxan, Imodium, at ng Sanitary Napkins (with wings.)
There are a lot of reasons why I failed to say the least.
But that failure led me to pause, ponder, and really study how successful people did it. Asking myself…”What are their secrets?”
I read lots of books, attended seminars, and enrolled in many courses. All those investments I made in my education returned multiple times.
And most importantly I was able to start a business and have a lifestyle that most people can only dream of.
Do you know where I’m sitting right now?
I’m writing this email from a small coffee shop in Venice Italy and sipping hot cappuccino. This is the place where many coffees originated from.
(Had to ask an Italian to take a photo of me purely through sign language. LOL)
Best of all, it’s just few steps away from the world famous Grand Canal.
I’m saying this NOT to impress you but to impress upon you that a dream can come true if you’ll only persist.
Start a business where you have higher chance of succeeding.
ARIEL PINEDA says
Wow! you’re millionare pala Mr. Orana. You can afford to loose millions kaya pala it’s really nakakahiya.
Christie Lynda V. Gapuz says
I’d like the message it’s inspiring and thank’s a lot for sharing this message kudos to you and God bless you
Christie Lynda V. Gapuz says
thank you for sharing us your success story I learned a lot … kudos to you and may God bless you
Edwin Cruz says
You can fail a lot of times. Of course. But where will you get the capital if you always lose your money.
Argie Vicentuanargie says
I’m interested. Pls. teach me how to succeed.
I will be opening a mini convenience store and tapsilogan near a call center.
Omar Apuyan says
Hi sir Jön, you inspired me much…can i share this to my team? Hoping that this will uplift their spirits in pursuing their dreams..
Shoraida t. Renabor says
Tnx for such an inspiring story, but how , where, and when to start a business that will make us successfull?i believe that even you have lots of money to start with but if you dont know how . . You will still be unsuccessfull. Its like giving someone a car but you didnt teach how to start and run that car, so its no ise having a car. .
cherry perez says
help me im now related to networking bussiness
Jon Oraña says
Sorry but I’m helping independent entrepreneurs.
Its a process…. 🙂
been there, done that… but still believing that after ninety9th failure will come success. #truebloodentrep
thanks so much Mr Orana for such an inspiring message. This message intend to all people who needs support from people who have open for helping others. please dont stop giving tips from what you’v experienced. thank you so much and GOD BLESS YOU, always.
joy calixto says
i have failed several times. I lost lots of money for a business which I thought would help me through a higher ground.now I am trying to get up but I don’t have capital to start a new.Any one who can help me so I can start my baking business please.Thanks!
Crysti Yaegashi says
PM me. Convince me, give me your general plan, required capital, other non-financial resources.
Sir John when will be your next IBMC? Hope it will be soon..really interested to join..Many Thanks!
Jon Oraña says
Will reopen by end of July.
Looking forward to this Jon, and hope it will change my life forever..many thanks!
Rei Rogerson Enriquez says
May workshop po ba kayo? Seminar?
Emelie Fajardo says
I have a small internet shop with a small eatery aiming to cater gamers’ & other students’ meal. I invested my early retirement pay but sad to say ROI seems still far… but still striving to get back the losses. 😉
Jon, can you help me prosper in this business? I decided to invest in this kind of business for my special child – hoping this could be his source of income when we’re gone. =)
Thanks & God bless.
Hi sir Jon… you are so generous in sharing your God given talent and skills…i am decided to invest pero pag ipunan ko muna i have a limited budget for now…i have learned a lot from your sharing…
Thank you so much more power and God bless.
Gabby molina says
Amazing experience sir jon now im inspired n willing to learn more about ur buzness pls guide me godbless in the name of jesus….!
hi jon,i’d really really like to register then enroll at your coming training bt wla p monetary capacity at this time.please update me on nxt enrollmnt,bka nkaipon n k that time.
RONALDO B. VILLENA says
I don’t want to quit my job yet, so tired after a days work, how can i still manage to make a book? Do you have to be well versed in English grammar in order to make one?
Hi sir jon, you’re such a good financial advisor indeed. Very inspiring ang mga stories mo but still I cannot find myself how can I get through on this current situation of mine. I’ve done small businesses before pero lahat nalugi! Nagkautang utang pa ko. Yes I did’nt stop. Sumali pa ko sa mga networking achuchu na yan and same hindi rin naging successful. And so I now inspired by your teachings I reall want to have a business of my own. I don’t to die as a pathetic employee. Pero pano ko magsisimula kung sa sweldo ko pa lang kulang pang pambayad sa mga utang ko? May pwede pa bang tutulong sa akin bukod sa sarili ko? Thank you sir Jon.God speed…
Hello bro…am planning to join with the team someday..but still have a doubt in my mind..hindi sa’yo but sa akin. If kaya ko ba? i invested a lot in networking but laging fail..i need a coach like you.am not a good writer thou.
MELCHOR T. PAGADOR says
HI SIR, i’m now started a new business, i was selling and marketing beauty soap from direct selling company,my client is mostly pharmacy and convenient stores. in the first place po sa pag start ko wala akong idea i have a boardmate na matagal naring ahente ng mga medicine so i gather from her some ideas on how to run especially to entrust my product to my new client. well this product is easy to sell dahil marami din namang users, ang sa akin lang nagself idea lang ako, i need coach to make ways kung paano magpasikotsikot dahil feel ko kulang pa ang aking murang idea pls help I AM AN INDEPENDENT INTERPRENEUR.
gusto ko na tuloy magresign ngaun at mag aral kung papano matuto at makpag start ng sarili kong ebook business. pero wla pko pang order ng tutorial kya mag iipon muna ako. Isa kang inspirasyon. Sir Jon.. sna mapadalahan moko ng cd. hehe
Ayoko na mag apply abroad,kht nurse ako hnd pdn sapat ang kinikita ko para matustusan ang pangangailangan ng anak ko at pamilya ko. I hope na ito na ang daan para mkalaya ako sa aking trabaho.dahil ang pangarap ko lang naman ay makasama palagi ang anak ko. promise. aaralin ko tlga mga turo nyo kua Jon..
may resto ako business now pero lugi cya even rental d ko makuha more than ayear na ako naglalabas ng pero but now wala n ako pera gusto ko n cya close benta ko rights hanap ng bago business i need ur help pra maayos ko or guidance from you
Edgie Duque Jr. says
This is very inspiring coach Jon. Thanks for sharing.
I read your 23 pages and i am interested. But I don’t know how this all about. Just giving advise and tips by e-books? Do I need to be your member? still confuse. Pls. help.. i need this badly. Thanks. More power.
Inspiring .Challenging .More Power
Hi Sir Jon,
After I had read with some of you’re e-book. Very inspired ang lahat ng e-books mo. I hope you have time to help me with this kind of online business. I’m a working mom before. But I decided to resigned na. And I was thinking na sana makàtulong tong online e-book business na sinasabi mo. Hndi ko rin maiwanan ang anak ko dhil may sakit sya sa puso.
Edwin Chu Urquia says
sa totoo lang po victim din ako ng networking maraming bisis na ang pina ka malaki kung nasayang na pera is 650 thousand walang nangyari po ang company na sinalihan ko Gold Skin Apple Stem Cells
dati vita plus, Victory Global
Karen Kaye says
This made me cry deep inside right now seeing what you are doing and where it took place,Coach Jon! Mas matindi pa sa bagyo at lindol ngayon sa buhay ko.You hit me! At lintik lang ang walang ganti talaga.I’ll send you a photo of mine on that same spot,you’ll see.Alam ko na kung pano.
Thank you and More blessings to you.
P.S. Please never stop inspiring and live the dream of future Entrepreneurs.
Charles A.NoahE. Solamillo says
As I read all the positive comments, I was encourage to be a part of this wonderful great effort on how to make money while we still live in this wonderful world. Charles A. Noah E. Solamillo, Dumaguete City
Charles A.NoahE. Solamillo says
This time could be the Biggest Dream I have and I wish it is a real Best Dream to be a Millionaire this Year 2017 and Beyond, through this Inspiring Effective Guidepost on Engaging a Business Book of Jon Orana. C.A.Noah E. Solamillo
jaime laman says
i don’t know how to start a business and i have no money to start even a small business, i’m just a poor staff of a private manpower agency, but when i read some of your stories and saying’s , i feel awake and wanted to learn on how to change my life, hope you will give me some advised how to start a new life for my families welfare and for the future of my children.thanks in advance and God Bless.