QUESTION: “Sir Jon, ano pong magandang simulang negosyo this 2016?”
I answered this question in the past, pero sasagutin ko ulit.
Dahil paulit ulit din ang nagtatanong. (Makulit lang?)
First, if you want to succeed in business, you must ask the “right question” to get the “right answer.”
And the question, “ano ang magandang negosyong simulan this year?” is a wrong question to ask.
As usual, every start of the year, most magazines, newspapers, and talk shows are talking about the HOTTEST business trends and what Pinoys should consider to start.
Maraming gustong mag negosyo pero di alam kung saan at paano magsisimula.
But the problem with “hot business report” are these:
First, since they’re announcing the hot business opportunities, expect a lot of people to start that business.
Meaning, there will be lots of competition. By the time na mag start ka, yung “hot business” e “cold” na yan parang bangkay. Deadbol. Tsugi.
We’ve seen it in the past and lots of people lost their money.
It was somewhere early 2000 when “pearl shake” business boomed and bust in just 12 months after.
Who made a lot of money? The franchisors.
Ang franchisee? Gutom ang inabot. Nga nga. Thank you for all these hot business trend reports.
Second, the problem with these hot trend reports is they’re normally being reported by motivational speakers, writer, T.V. or radio hosts, who are likely that they don’t have their own successful businesses.
Lastly, many of these reports are SPONSORED by some corporation to promote their own businesses.
You think I’m lying?
I’d like you to check out a popular local business magazine and read some of their articles. You’ll see what I mean.
In short, all these reports won’t help you.
But the question is…”Where should I start Jon?”
Instead of getting feedback from the outside, get something from the inside first.
I call this “Think Inside The Box.”
I teach this strategy step by step through my program “First Steps To Freedom.”
But the concept is really simple.
And that is, you must survey yourself first. Your experience, knowledge, skills, natural ability, passion, interest, network, etc.
Start from there. And see in what business you may use some if not all of what you have.
Remember, when you’re starting a business and you’re a solopreneur, it relies primarily on YOU.
So, to get a higher chance of succeeding, you must have something to offer in your business other than your time.
Maybe you have skills that you may use for your fledgling business.
An experience maybe. Or natural ability maybe. I had great success with Internet business because I’ve been in the industry for years as a web designer and programmer. My skills and experience naturally led me into this business.
So it’s not really an accident that you’re reading this blog post from the Internet.
I’m playing to my strength.
Unless, you really know who you are, it will be difficult to find the right business that fits your lifestyle, that you’ll enjoy doing and can bring you lots of cash.
Hi Jon, do you also accept paypal payment? Thanks.
Awesome and very true….
Thank you Sir Jon, tama ka, depende sa tao ang nababagay na business para sa kanya, kahit laos na basta nasa passion nya ito, tiyak magtatagumpay sya, dahil magiisip at gagawin nya ang lahat para mapagtagumpayan nya ito.
Gustonggusto ko tong business mo bakit hindi pumapasok sa utak ko ,pls help me to understand n convince na ganadong magtrabaho nito completo ako sa gamit lahat nanghinayang ako sa mga araw na wala akong nagawa hindi ko alam kung ano talaga ang gusto ko , litonglito ako sa sarili ko kasi napansin ko ang dami kung gusto mahilig ako bumili ng mga requirements peru kung completo na bigla nalang na hindi ko sinimulan katulad nalang nitong sayo bumili na ako tapos ngayun andito na peru wala akong ganang magbasa , bakit ano ba ang problema ko , hindi kaya kailangan ko ng sychiatric doctor ? Kung dino man ang makabasa nito pls help me anything suggestion , im alone in my apt. Ganda ng katayuan ko peru pag mawala na ang inaalagaan ko mhirap na naman maghanap ng trabaho may pera ako kunti peru gusto kung may permamenting income pls john help me7. anybody can text or call pls viber
Hi Ging..ndi q maiwsan ndi magcomment sayo xe ganyan dn nrnsan q before..litong lito at di alm kng ano b tlga gus2ng gawin sa buhay or simulang business. Sa dami ng advices na nbbasa at nririnig nten naguguluhan tau ano b tlga..nd we try to do those things but in the end ndi tayo satisfied at prng ndi tau mkpagcmula..ganyang ganyan aq before jst this year 2016 q lng tlga nlman kng ano b tlga gus2 qng gwin..ndi kta kilala at ndi q alm gaano kng ano situation m ngaun..but i could give you one advice kng saan ka magccmula dhil eto dn gnwa q kya aq nkpagcmula..that is..Find your real purpose in life.,bkit kb ipinanganak, at nageexist sa mundo..at ano ang purpose m hbang nbubuhay ka..at pag nlman mna im sure u can start what do u really want to do..life is meaningless unless we know why wer here. Sir john is right search from inside coz dat will be ur strength:)
Nilo C. Dinauanao says
Please make a comment clear to us, reader. Maari po ba ang mga komento natin, lalo na sa payo kung ano ang dapit gawin ay malinaw, hindi lang mukha txt sa cellphone. Maari po bang kompletohin natin ang bawat salita o pangungusap. Maraming Salamat po! Tandaan ang bawat payo ninyo ay katumbas nito ang pagbabago sa isang buhay ng tao, na kailan man hindi ka niya malilimutan nang dahil sa iyo guminhawa ang kanyang buhay.
Good day Ging, as I’m reading your comment I have realized we have the same problem, yung tipong I’m eager to do something do all the planning pero pag andyan na pra simulan nawawalan ako ng interes pra simulan at gawin Ito. I don’t know your reason but mine was I am damn lazy AF! I tend to procrastinate an suffering from excusitis( always looking for a reason why I should not do it) as I look deeper into myself I started to read some ebooks from inspirational author, I found out the reason why I’m being lazy is that I’m not motivated to do it and also I lack the most important traits successfull person does have and it’s “SELF DISCIPLINE” Brian tracy said that it takes 21 days to form a habit, so wether I feel like doing it or not I still do it and it works as I’m doing it day by day my self confidence improved as I’m accomplishing high value task I felt better, and I’m sure you can try it too. ” the greatest enemy on our life is the one we look in the mirror” go beat that old self of yours ! GOODLUCK GING!
Brian Tracy. Dani Johnson. Darren Hardy. Read articles, watch videos, and listen to audios of these people. Marami kang matututunan. In between, I’m sure may mags.spark na idea. Focus on a goal. We can make it happen.
daddy bro says
Alam mo, ganyan din ako dati, hanggang simula lang… Tama yung mga sinabi nina Christopher at Uno. But if you’re going to look at your situation more deeply, you might be needing a “change of mind set”. You need an inner healing. Try to examine yourself in your past experiences…Baka naitanim sa isip mo simula nuong bata ka pa na hanggang simula ka lang.. wala kang natatapos, wala kang mararating, etc..! i mean negative things or comments you receive during the past from people you are close to you or you’ve encountered, that up to now they are all at the back of your mind. Ganyan ako dati, my sister always tells me all these negative things kaya ang daming kong mga attempts to put up something na hindi naman matuloy-tuloy, dahil bigla akong mawawalan ng gana, ng focus, etc. When i underwent healing session (healing of the inner-self & mind) dun lang biglang nagkaroon ng pagbabago sa buhay ko. i started to forgive those people na nagbitaw ng mabibigat na salita against me, especially my sister. pati parents ko ay ganun din. when i decide to forgive them that’s the time i was released from thjs problem. Hope this can help you. God bless you more!
I’m experiencing the same. Always excited to start but nothing really happens. I attended real estate investments seminar, stocks investments seminar, I had small ways to earn extra income. I’ve done gourmet tuyo and online fashion shops. None of them lasts. I buy books, read them, but out of 5, I finished only one. Inspired and motivated at first but then nawawala ang motivation after some time. It fades… Maybe Uno was right, we need self discipline. Guess I’m one lazy person too. I also don’t know where to start but I keep reading articles and books to keep me going. I hope to finally be over with whatver this is. By the way to Daddy Bro and Uno, hope you can share how to conquer this kind of thing. I mean, let Ging and the others know how you started the change in yourself and how it helps. That would be very helpful. God bless us all!
thank you for your insights on things that you share with us. those are the things which we do not see per se, but you have foreseen them for us as newbies in entrepreneurship. i am very much interested in doing business thru the internet, selling ebooks, surely, and i would need your help, in the very near future. thank you.
Hi Sir Jon, I wasn’t able to avail the training for e-book business last december, I want to ask when is your next round for the training. Thanks and God bless!
That exactly is what it is if my solopreneurship is to go anywhere.. What are my Interests? They are deep down in me..Thanks for the Tip…
You’re insights are great, you help a lot of people in your blog. Hoping one day i can join in your seminars.
thanks a lot!
thanks for all the emails, just opened my account . I was not able to read all other emails. was not able to answer your posted emails. My laptop bugged down.
Ang galing po ng advice ni uno at christopher…pareho kayo may point…nangyayari yan kahit kanino. Lahat naman tayo may positive at negative sa buhay. Parang tulad ng panahon kung may tagaraw ay tagtuyot at kung tag ulan may baha. Ano ang gagawin natin sa ganitong situwasyon, ay tanggalin lo natin. Sa sarili natin alam natin iyon positibo at nalalaman din natin ang pakiramdam ng may negatibo. The trick is…stop ka muna at ianalyse ang situwasyon..tapos isip ka muna o gawa ka ng ibang bagay para ma iba panandalian muna, tapos balikan mo uli yon bagay na gusto mo gawin. Stop if you must but don’t you quit!
sir jon…already had a copy of your ebook business,the 1-23 pages but i think i need a proper seminar…im still in a learning process like how to create ebook in my wordpress.com,where to join public discussions/open forum aside fron pinoyexchange.com?
Lancer Scarlett says
Can I order just the book? we don’t have dvd in my place
Sir jon need ko po ng advice nyo isa po akong housewife my konting pingkakakitaan sa bahay gumagawa po ako ng tofu tokwa po paminsan minsan lang po ako gumagawa pg my ng order lang po pano ko po ba mapapalago ito ?kse po hindi naman mahilig ang pinoy kumain ng tokwa dati po ng ikot na kami sa mga restaurant ng bigay ng sample pero wla naman po bumalik na call sakin pano ko po bang mapapalago ito?tnx and god bless po
jun cruz says
makikijoin ako sa inyo, tama ang iba sa atin, yun bang ningas kugon magaling sa simula pero kapag naryan na wala na tinatabangan na. at siguro me pagka pessimestic ka, yung bang lagi kang nagaalala na something will happened na hindi maganda.
ganyan ako pagkaminsan, me pagka pessimestic ako kaya siguro nauuna ang takot kesa subukan muna.
kaya pag nakauwi ako this coming 2017, babaguhin ko na para umasenso…
total change na, kailangan natin ang CHANGE OF MINDSET”. yon lang po