Thrive In The Online World | Jay Kubassek & Bruno Buergi
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What makes the difference if you thrive or fail in the online world? Well, success leaves clues. A while ago I was at a call with my mentor Jay Kubassek, and he shared the 10 Lessons to thrive in the online world. These 10 lessons were the cornerstones of his and his student's success as online entrepreneurs.

To thrive in the online world and get the life and business you desire, you do not have to reinvent the wheel again. Follow successful people like Jay Kubassek and analyze what they are doing and implement it into your business.

It often looks simple but to implement it in your life often takes huge effort and persistence. It’s easy to get distracted these days. Focus on what you want will bring you the results you want.

Now I will share with you the 10 lessons to thrive in the online world:

1) Start With The End In Mind

Get clear about what you want out of life. What are the reasons you want to start an online business? The more clarity you have, the better. To thrive in the online world and make a living, you need a very good reason to do it. Otherwise, you get easily lost with all the noise out there.

You need to know where you want to go. For example, you are in New York and want to go to San Diego by car. When you start the engine, you are clear in which direction you have to drive. You do not start your journey, and suddenly you are heading towards Toronto an hour later in the direction of Miami. You know, you want to go to San Diego and you don't let stop you until you are there. Right?

The same is with your business. You have to know what you want out of it. And this clarity gives your subconscious mind clear direction, and it will help you to achieve your goal.


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 2) Know Your Worth

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Know Your Worth

This is crucial. You have to know what you are worth in the marketplace. To find it out is not so easy. When you are in a job then you know your worth. It's the salary you get at the end of the month. But in reality, it is much more. The real worth for your boss is about three times what you get paid on average.

Determine what you are worth in the online world is sometimes difficult. How much should you charge for your product or service? The question is, how much do you rate yourself. It often happens that you don't credit yourself enough. Your worth is more than the salary you get. The worth is there where you set the price point and then provide more value to your customers than they expect of you.

3) Simplicity

Make your life as easy as possible. We often tend to complicate things. We have to simplify our life all the time when we want to achieve a lot.

Do not make too many things at once. I also made the mistake to do too many things at the same time and then you get overwhelmed. That's the point where you get stuck, and nothing is working.

Just start making a list of the things you have to do. Now pick the one things that are most important to growing your business and focus on that. Do not interrupt until you finished your task and then go to the second most important thing.

On the journey, to thrive in the online world, there are so many different strategies taught. Just focus on one and stick to it until you mastered it.

4) Power Of Passion

When you have a real passion for what you are doing, then you have enormous energy. Many people say you have to do in your online business in the niche you are passionate. It's true and not.

The thing is when you start your online business; then there are many things you are not passionate about in the beginning. In some areas of your business, you are at the beginner level. And as you think about your past, many things were hard at the beginning, and now you love doing it.

The same happens with the online world. When you mastered the skills then, you get the real passion. Because it feels easy to do. Especially when you see the results from your efforts the passion for what you are doing grows tremendously. If not, then you have to make some corrections in your business. You have to love what you are doing to thrive in the online world.

One thing you can do to increase your passion is to outsource the things you don't love. So you can focus more on the things you are passionate about. But keep in mind, you have to know what you are outsourcing. It's always a good thing to have some experience in the work field you want to outsource. In this way, you can give better instructions, and you get better work back from the people who work for you.

5) Be Happy

Nothing in life is so important than to be happy. When you are not happy then, you are not playing at your highest level. Don't leave money on the table. Do everything you can to be happy and have fun in your life. To be happy doesn't cost you anything but can generate a lot of money because you are more productive and in a good mood. And this often makes the difference between winners and losers. Happy people find easier solutions to problems, are more creative and are much more productive.


Thrive In The Online World And Be Happy
Be Happy


When you are happy, you are more centered, you have more meaning in life. To be happy, you have to live according to your values. Get clear about what your values are and focus on building a life around your values. You will see, when you live your values, your happiness increases a lot, and that makes a huge difference in living.

6) Care More

Care more about the people who support you, like your family and friends. When you care more about them, it will come back multiple times. You too will have downtimes where you need support. And the people who are close to you can you give the help you need when it gets tough. The more you give, the more you get.

On the other hand, you also should care for yourself. It's important that your wishes also get fulfilled. You can give more to other people when you feel fulfilled when you care about the things that are important to you. It's your life, and you deserve to be fulfilled. When you are happy with your life, you have more energy and motivation to care about other people and therefore you can give much more.

7) Demand More

Demand more of yourself and your business. But before you can do this, you have to master the first six steps we talked about before. Otherwise, your ego stands too much in your way, and things can go in the wrong direction. It's not about that you are better than others.

Always lookout to improve yourself and make things better. That requires from you an open mind and a willingness to learn on a daily basis.

8) Be True

Be honest with yourself, and you can be true to yourself. It's not about being perfect or being someone else. Accept who you are and stop being to be the person other people think you should be.

You are your brand. And every brand has to stand for itself. You are more attractive to others when you are what and who you are and not a copy of someone. When you are authentic, you attract the right people who fit perfectly into your life and business.

Stop worrying about what others think and say. Stop being a slave of the opinions of others. You are you, and that's ok. Give yourself permission to be you.

9) Hustle

Sometimes you have to hustle. The project has to be finished at a certain time. You have to force yourself to finish the work on time. It doesn't matter if it's for you or you doing work for someone else.

There is one danger when you work for yourself as an online entrepreneur to thrive in the online world. When you lose hustle, suddenly your business perish. You need a sense of urgency when you are in business, and when you don't have the drive that is needed, it gets difficult.

10) Balance

Thrive In The Online World And Be In Balance

For thriving in the online world, you need some kind of balance. What does mean balance? It's about finding a way to be efficient in business. When you work too little or too much, you are not in balance and therefore you don't work at your highest level. When you maintain a balance between work, family time, and relaxing time, you have the power to do your best work.

When we are overworked, we usually can’t concentrate us good enough to do ambitious work. On the other side, when we are too relaxed, it’s often difficult to get momentum, to get into the right working mood to finish the work we want to do.

For everyone, balance is different. You have to find the right balance for yourself. Test out what works best for you with the amount of time you spend working on your business and managing the rest of your life.


Conclusion About To Thrive In The Online World

As I mentioned in the beginning, success leaves clues. When you already have achieved the success you wish, do not change something. Because when something works for you and you are happy with it, then it's good. On the other side, when you don't have the success you wish, I recommend that you watch out for what successful people do differently for you. The ten lessons I shared with you to thrive in the online world are one way to go for.

Of course, there are many other ways to achieve success, and every successful person has their own secret to success. And you can study dozens of successful people. What is more important to thrive in the online world, is to start to implement successful habits into your daily life to achieve what you want. Analyze what is already working for you and start with one habit at a time to change the way you are doing things. An inspired action is a key to achievement.

When you want to learn more about how you can profit more from the knowledge of Jay Kubassek, then join us at the Mentors. As a member of the Mentors, you get regular lessons to thrive in the online world.


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    15 replies to "10 Lessons To Thrive In The Online World"

    • Merle Gibbins

      Great article Bruno and as you say it is getting that balance right that leads to your success. I am having trouble getting motivated again after the holidays but need to give myself that extra push right now LOL Thanks for sharing.

      • Bruno Buergi

        I think it’s always hard to go back into a regular schedule after a longer break.

    • Loved these top 10 tips…

      My favorite is balance…if you are always working and not spending time doing lesiure or with your family, you won’t get very far. I found that when I take a break from business and focus on other things I have more creativity and more productive.

      Dr. Lisa

      • Bruno Buergi

        Thank you Lisa. Being in balance is for me too a very important topic.

    • Andrea Ansari

      Great picture and great lessons, Bruno! Live events rock!

      • Bruno Buergi

        So true Andrea, life events are great to connect with other people in the same business.

    • Tommy Olsson

      Thanks for the valuable advices about how to strive in the online world,great share:)

      • Bruno Buergi

        Thank you Tommy for stepping over to my blog.

    • Sneha

      Hey.,Great picture and great lessons, Bruno! Live events rock!

    • sherin

      Hey.,Thanks for the valuable advices about how to strive in the online world,great share:)

    • EpicRealEstate

      Great post Bruno,Yes i agree with your thoughts,Feel free,be happy n do what you love doing this is my concept.Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      Hi Bruno

      It is true that If we really want to get succeed in any field whether It is online world or any other work, We should must follow the successful people in that work.

      Analyzing what those successful people were doing gives idea about what we should exact do to achieve our goal.

      It is very nice to know that you have shared 10 lessons from Jay Kubassek.

      All these lessons are amazing and from these, I really liked the lesson #4 i.e. Power of Passion.

      There is no doubt that If we have real passion about what we are doing then we have lots of energy and interest to complete that work.

      Passion helps us to grow more in that particular work and also inspires to learn more.

      Thanks for sharing such a nice article. 😀

      • Bruno Buergi

        Hi Harleena
        Thank you for your comment. Sorry that I respond so late but sometimes things happen in life.

        Yes, passion is a very imortant driver to get results and we have to find a way to get passioned about what we are doing.

    • Thomas D

      Great article!

      For me like tou say “the people who are close to you can you give the help you need when it get’s tough.”

      They are our Foundation…Our legs to support the body

    • Swati Paul

      Hi Bruno

      I like your post. Its amazing all points are great and i enjoyed it. You write in a very simple way and this is the main attraction. Thanks for this article.


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