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5 Reasons to Do What You Love

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Stop Thinking About It & Start To Do What You Love!

By: Bailey Holtz

Here at Pure-Ecommerce, we think it’s simple – you should “do what you love and love what you do”! We understand this may be easier said than done. However, in order to do what you love you must take risks and be ready to work hard, right?!?! What’s the fun in doing everything that is easy. Or doing what makes sense. Why always to what others are telling you to do. It’s time to do what you want to do! 

Are you someone who is languishing in a job you find unfulfilling, or worse, dreadful? Are you toiling away at the nine-to-fives? Have you been feeling that you are making a difference in anyone’s life? Do you always choose the safe route, while letting the exciting version of your life pass you by? 

Well, it’s time to stop and really think about what you want to do!  It’s not wrong to live your life in any of those ways. But it’s not right, either. Why? Because you aren’t using your full potential. You are operating at 60% of your amazing-ness, and the other 40% is just going to waste. 

If doing what you love isn’t appealing enough already. If you need some extra motivation to get on the train to happy-town, read on to learn about five big-picture reasons to do what you love!

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Greater Independence

One of the hallmarks of starting your own e-commerce business is having a high measure of independence. Doing what you love probably means going somewhat rogue. It probably means freeing yourself from the systems that you’ve been a part of your entire career and forging your own path. You won’t have a boss to please. You won’t have co-workers to pretend to like. That sounds like a great reason to do what you love. Don’t you agree? 

However, we understand if you can’t just up and quit your day job. That’s why we’ve written a post on how to start an online business while keeping your 9-5 job, check it out for helpful tips. Even if you need to keep your current job when starting your e-commerce business it is important to remember you are still working towards great independence for your future! 

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Sense of Fulfillment

We all want to be fulfilled. It should be our topmost goal in life. Not only because it is inherently valuable, but also because it increases our life expectancy. Research conducted by physician Robert Butler as early as the mid-1950s has shown that people with a sense of purpose in life tend to live longer than those who simply go with the flow. That means more years to spend with our loved ones, and more years to enjoy the pleasures that life affords us. 

A sense of fulfillment in life can only be achieved when we are doing what we want in our lives. A feeling of fulfillment comes from striving toward and achievement of goals. If you can look back on your life and say that you spent most of your time doing things – or at least working towards—things you enjoyed, you can consider yourself fulfilled. Life is long. Life is about the big picture, not the little picture. Think about how you want to feel about your life when you look back on it. Now go out, and do what you need to do so you can enjoy that feeling. 

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More Time With Loved Ones

Doing what we love makes space in our lives for other things we love. Think about it: when you are working your nine-to-five, there are tons of other things that job entails, that make you crazy. The timely commute. The uncomfortable businesswear. Missing family events. The list goes on and on…

When you free yourself from the career that confines you, you will be able to open yourself up to many other pleasures. And chief among them is more time with loved ones. Spending time with our family and friends is one of the most important things you can do. According to WebMD, spending time with family improves mental health, enhances happiness, and betters our physical health, too. Doing what you love professionally opens up time in your schedule to do what you love in your spare time, too. 

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Passion for Success

We understand everyone wants to feel a sense of success in their lives. That is why you should do what you love because you will be more passionate about it which will lead to a sense of success! At Pure-Ecommerce we believe you’ll do WAY better when you’re doing something you’re passionate about rather than staying in a job you hate. 

Think about other facets of your life. When we have to complete a task we don’t enjoy, we often do a shoddy job of it. We just don’t care enough to really apply ourselves. Forbes reports that over 95% of Americans are currently in jobs they aren’t optimally suited for. And a report from Deloitte has said that 80% of workers don’t like their jobs. 

Just imagine the sheer amount of potential that is evaporating here. Not only does this mean that 80% of all jobs aren’t being done as well as they could be, but it also means 80% of workers are not reaching their full potential. 

When you choose to pursue starting your own internet business you truly love, you will enjoy the exhilarating feeling of being your own boss and in control of your future. This will make you work even harder, which will increase your chance for success. Plus, make you feel really good…it’s a virtuous cycle. 

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Lots of Fun

We save this reason for last, even though we like it the most. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you don’t get to have fun anymore. We know you have responsibilities, errands to run, and bills to pay. But unless you get to infuse your life with a little bit of fun, all those tasks you have to complete will feel much more difficult and draining than they have to. 

According to Thrive Global, fun is critical for our moods, and our physical well-being. It’s what helps us get through tough days and it’s what keeps us sane. Levity and laughter are what stand between us and perpetual gloom.

Life can be hard. We’re not disputing that. But when you do what you love, you are bringing waves of fun and joy into your life that will buffet you against the storms that threaten to shipwreck us. 

In short, doing what you love might be the single most important decision you make in your life. It brings with it all sorts of other delights and pleasure, like time with loved ones and a greater sense of fulfillment. So take the leap: Build your custom business or ready-to-go business with Pure-Ecommerce today. It’s a choice that just might change your life and put you on the path to do what you love! 

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Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2020

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From Dream to Reality: The Power of Goal-Setting

By: Bailey Holtz

Goals: we have so many of them, but rarely do we see them through to fulfillment. Why is that? Often, we set unachievable goals for ourselves. We set too many goals for ourselves and can’t pursue them all at once. Plus, we become distracted by the minutiae of our lives and lose track of them. Too many times we don’t set concrete parameters around our goals. Therefore, there is no way for them to ever be accomplished. 

In short, there are so many more ways for our goals to go wrong than to go right! That is why we at Pure-Ecommerce want to provide you with a roadmap toward successful achievement of all your goals. With a little bit of thinking, a little bit of diligence, and a little bit of mindfulness, you can turn all your wildest dreams into a reality. We know from experience!

Setting goals is particularly important when it comes to our professional lives. So often, we let years of our precious existences slip by. You keep working in the same old nine-to-five but don’t really even like it. Then you become complacent and comfortable, but never truly happy. That’s when we let our jobs provide us with all that we need to survive. Meanwhile, the lives we truly desire are still with us in our thoughts every minute of every day. We are just waiting for us to grow the courage to seize them!

We want you to be able to seize them! Stop settling for a life half-lived and take the leap of faith toward your dreams to love what you do!

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1. Take Time to Reflect!

Before diving head-first into a career in pottery or farming, stop and take a breath! You need to be sure that you aren’t committing yourself to a path that isn’t a true career goal of yours. According to Mindtools, it is critical that you set goals that motivate you in the long-term. This means you’ll have to dig into your soul. It’s time to examine what matters to you on a fundamental level.

Write down goals both large and small that you have held for many years. They can be both profound, for example, “I want to be fully in control of my own life. And simple, “I don’t want to commute anymore!”.

If you’re struggling to do the sort of introspection needed at this step, here is a helpful worksheet that will get the juices flowing! Answer the prompts and soon you’ll have a better idea of who you are and what truly matters to you.

For many professionals, the concepts of autonomous work and self-reliance are hugely important. No one likes to feel beholden to a giant corporate overlord. That’s why so many people are turning to the internet to start their own businesses. Simple, effective, and completely under your control, online businesses allow you to achieve your goals—plus some you didn’t even know you had!

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2. Pick The Goals to Pursue

Once you have a list of your goals, you will have to pick which ones to pursue at this time. While we are big believers in goal-setting and think it has the power to radically transform lives. We also know its limitations: you just can’t pursue all of your goals at once. 

This step is often considered to be the most difficult. Because we don’t want to pick; we want to achieve all our goals right here, right now! Letting go, even temporarily, of any of our goals can already feel like a failure. Don’t let it! Gently put aside any negative self-talk; it does not help anything or anyone—certainly not you! Instead, make a list of your goals in order of priority. The lower numbers can happen later!

Also, take a look at this Medium article by Chris Sparks. It contains some prompts that can help you order your goals well. For instance, it asks that you consider what “you would do in order to lead the most unsatisfying life?” Priority, then, will be to get rid of all the things that make your life unsatisfying!

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3. Be S.M.A.R.T.!

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timebound. Once you have decided what your goal is—to start an online business, for instance—you need to be smart about it! Don’t just drop all your commitments and leap into the great unknown. This may lead to you falling for a long time!

It is important to carefully set parameters for your goal and give yourself a leg-up. Put a plan in place to achieve your goal the S.M.A.R.T. way!

  • Specific: Start by setting a specific goal. For instance, you have a passion for home design so you want to open an online furniture business.
  • Measurable: To make your goal measurable, you will need to set metrics for yourself. That’s where Pure-Ecommerce can help. We offer our clients exceptional learning tools through our eLearning Library. You will be able to work through our 10-step process at your pace. This will help you have more measurable results as you start your business.
  • Achievable: Be sure you are setting a goal that is achievable. Often, we set goals that are far too high, thus dooming ourselves to failure. You can’t expect to have business success overnight. When starting an online business it takes time, dedication and hard work to get your business start. Get in touch with us and we’ll explain more about our process and how you can get started! 
  • Realistic/Relevant: This means your goal is something you truly care about and is attainable. Plus, it means you feel the goal will help you grow as a person.
  • Timebound: Perhaps this is the most important component. Being timebound means you set time limits on the achievement of your goal. Otherwise, you might spend the rest of your life slowly inching towards it, and never fully reaching it. The team at Pure-Ecommerce is here to encourage you to keep yourself on track as you work through our process. It is up to you to work at a pace that best fits your lifestyle and ultimately achieving your goals of becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur!

It can be difficult to set good goals for yourself and sometimes you need some support as you move towards them. You’ll find a comprehensive overview of the S.M.A.R.T. method at SmartSheet.com, and you’ll find a cheerleader and supporter at Pure-Ecommerce!  

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4. Overcome Obstacles

And now, as if we haven’t had to do enough introspection and self-assessment already, there’s one more piece: obstacles. Specifically, yours. Don’t worry, we all have them! None of us is perfect and we all stumble sometimes. The important thing is knowing what your own personal obstacles are so you can anticipate them before they trip you up. 

Perhaps you are a procrastinator and you love pushing things off until the very last moment. Or perhaps you lack organizational skills and are often defeated by your inability to locate an important document. It doesn’t matter what they are or how many you have. As long as you can face them dead-on and come up with a plan to leap over them when they come to get you. 

This Medium article contains some excellent tips on how to overcome your obstacles. One of them includes “Seek out necessary resources.” Pure-Ecommerce is a great resource for you! By working to work with our team, you will find people who truly care about helping you start your internet business. Plus, assist you to overcome any hurdles when getting started. 

Goal-setting can change lives when done right. The key is to be conscientious, to be careful, and to set yourself up for success before you embark on your journey. If you feel ready to realize your goal of becoming the owner of your very own internet business, Pure-Ecommerce is here to help you make it a reality. Our resources and expertise are boundless, and we can’t wait to apply it to your goals. Get in touch today and soon you’ll be elevating all your goals to the next level!

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