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  1. Hi, Sonia, thank you very much for the great light. I’m actually at the point to create my own online business and those advices are really welcome. Sorry for my bad english, I’m not english speaker.
    Thanks again. Excellent travail!

    • Haja – you’re English is just fine! :)

      Best wishes to you with your new online business. I hope you’re able to get these 4 people lined up to help you along on your journey!

    • Hey Lancia – thanks for stopping by. Yes, you’re right. You do need to invest time in finding the people who value what you do. That’s why I think its important to evaluate the circles you interact in. For instance, I found some of my own “iron sharpeners” by going to events with other people who were trying to accomplish the same goals as I was.

      It takes a little effort, and you’ll definitely have to step outside of your comfort zone, but getting the right people in your circle is totally worth it.

    • Hey Sharron – thanks so much for your feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed it. So do you have your 4 people lined up?

  2. I came across this blog via Henneke, Enchanting Marketing. Read the first few paragraphs of this post and couldn’t stop at one. (I’m hurrying over to the next).

    As a first-time commenter on your blog, Sonia Thompson (and having read the About page too), want to appreciate the good work. This article is just on point. Thanks for doing this.

    I guess I’m so guilty of always wanting to go it alone; believing the best would happen only that way. Alas! I’ve hit some blocks in online business as a greenhorn, and of course, I’ve had to pick myself up more tender and doubtful.

    However, I’ve found what works for me (while still learning to believe in my dream) is stalking the few online influencers who resonate with me. Learning what they do and replicating creatively.

    While it’s fun to do that, when is the perfect time to quit nursing the fear of building something worthwhile and just do it, Sonia? Especially when your online ‘forbears’ are super-duper A-listers? (The Copyblogger kind, you know).

    Thanks for sharing, Sonia Thompson.

    • Hey Busayo – welcome to the blog, and thanks for your comment!

      I totally get where you’re coming from, when it comes to going it alone. My initial tendency is to always try and do something on my own first. But what I have come to realize, is that other people have lot’s to offer.

      And just because I include them on my journey doesn’t mean I’m not in control, it just means I’m choosing a path that will go a bit more smoothly than if I tried to do things on my own. Cause as much as I’d like to think so, I don’t know everything! :)

      Sounds like you’ve already got some light shiners in your world. People who you’re studying and learning from. My recommendation to you if you want to kick things up a notch, is to move things forward with at least one of your A-listers and start to build a relationship with them.

      Even the super-duper ones tend to be really nice people, and open to connecting with those in their audience.

      It may seem a bit scary at first, and it does take time to build a meaningful relationship – I’ve found the best way to go about doing it is to just do it. Send an email, a tweet, join a course, or go to a conference.

      The perfect time to quit nursing your fear is always right now. :)

      Hope that helps, and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the post. Hope to see you here again!

  3. This is great Sonia. Thanks for the great inspiring work. As I was reading ,I felt that you were talking to me. It touches every corner of an aspiring entrepreneur. Encouraging and motivating. Team building , mentorship ,support, focus and hard work very important in every level of success.

    • Hey Vincent – thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, and that it spoke to you. How are things going with you in building the right team to help you in your business? Do you have your four people in place? :)

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