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Natasha Oakley

Find Your Passion, Build Your Business, Learn Your Limits, Love Your Life

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    Find your big idea

    Are you obsessed with an idea that could be the next big thing? 

    Great! But even if you don’t have one yet, don’t fret. Once you start brainstorming, you’ll quickly come up with cool ideas to build your own business around. Then all you need is the will to succeed. Successful entrepreneurs need to eat, sleep, and breathe their business, because turning an idea into reality takes relentless drive and sacrifice.

    Before taking the leap, be honest about your motivations. Hating your current job? Craving a glamorous lifestyle? Yearning for “something more”? None of these are good enough reasons alone. You need a clear vision you’re truly passionate about. Freedom and flexibility are great, but prepare to work harder than ever, at least initially.

    So what makes a winning business idea? Start by choosing an industry – physical products or services. With products, you get the satisfaction of creating something tangible. Regular new product launches give you news to promote. But inventory, manufacturing, shipping and returns add complexity and cost.

    Service businesses have lower overhead and can scale faster, especially online services with a global reach. Explaining your offering can be tricky though. And without physical products, you have to work harder to prove your value to customers.

    Whatever you choose, think long-term. This business will become a huge part of your life. Think about how to spend time in the industry first to confirm it’s your calling.

    Most importantly, aim to solve a real problem for a specific audience you know inside-out. Build something you believe in with all your heart, even if others doubt you. When your idea wakes you up at night with excitement and purpose, you might be onto something big. Back yourself and give it everything you’ve got.

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    What is Excessively Obsessed about?

    Excessively Obsessed (2024) offers a candid and practical roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs. This guide demystifies the entrepreneurial journey, revealing the gritty realities behind glamorous social media portrayals and providing actionable insights on everything from funding and marketing to maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

    Excessively Obsessed Review

    Excessively Obsessed (2021) delves into the intricate world of obsessions and their impact on our lives. Here's why this book is a page-turner:

    • Explores diverse obsessions ranging from harmless hobbies to life-consuming fixations, offering a comprehensive look at this universal phenomenon.
    • Provides insightful analysis on the psychology behind obsessions, shedding light on why we become fixated on certain things and how it shapes our identities.
    • Presents compelling stories of individuals consumed by obsessions, making the exploration of this topic both fascinating and relatable.

    Who should read Excessively Obsessed?

    • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on starting and growing a business
    • Small business owners looking to scale their operations and improve their marketing
    • Influencers and content creators aiming to build and monetize their personal brand

    About the Author

    Natasha Oakley is a social media influencer and cofounder of the platform A Bikini A Day, which led to the creation of Monday Swimwear and Monday Body. As a CEO, model, presenter, designer, and author, Natasha also leads The Pilates Class, a multi-million-dollar online fitness platform. 

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    What is the main message of Excessively Obsessed?

    The main message of Excessively Obsessed is the danger of extreme fixation and its impact on one's life.

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    Is Excessively Obsessed a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Excessively Obsessed is a thought-provoking read, shedding light on obsession's consequences. It's worth exploring.

    Who is the author of Excessively Obsessed?

    The author of Excessively Obsessed is Natasha Oakley.

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