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by Mike Vestil 

What to Do if You Are Too Young or Too Old to Start a Business

If you have ever had the limiting belief of, ‘Oh, I’m too old to scale my business..’

Or ‘I’m too young to actually get started in my own business.’

Then today’s video is definitely for you to watch to shatter that limiting belief forever!

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I got off a phone call the other day with a prospect that was in her 60s. 

She was actually building a company where she sells $5,000 packages to install drapes into million-dollar homes in California.

Find out how Mike Vestil unveils the exact things that you need to do when you feel too young, or too old to start you own business!

What I’m so glad about this is me realizing how my sales and marketing background became a huge help to where I am right now.

It’s because of the fact that all business needs is marketing. 

As a business that serves a particular problem, they are expected to have a solution that could solve someone else’s life or business problem.

However, most of the time they just suck and struggle at one category, and that’s marketing.

So with that client, luckily, we were able to understand the standing of the business and we found out exactly what she was doing wrong and how we could actually fix it. 

But as we were going over the strategy, something happened.

Her limiting belief started to surface..  

Here’s what she said…

“You know, Mike, I’m 65 and I don’t know if I can actually do it. I feel like I’m too old. Maybe you should work with someone else that’s younger.” 

So what she was trying to say was, since she;s 65 years old, she thinks that she no longer has the capacity to learn new skills. 

There’s this concept in the world that says, ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks..’ or ‘if you’re too young, you can’t yet start your own business.’ 

Understand this guys..

Age is just a limiting belief that prevents you from accomplishing all the things that you were meant to accomplish.

Now, what you guys need to realize is that these limiting beliefs resides in the mind.

It’s a self-image in your mind that’s preventing you from actually accomplishing the thing that you want.

But here’s the thing,

Age is just nothing but a number.

It doesn’t matter how young you are or how old you are, as long as you have the DRIVE and the ABILITY TO WANT SOMETHING MORE.

You just need to have the willingness to learn and the willingness to accept change.

So let’s say it loud and clear.. 


Now let’s go over to the younger ones.


Perhaps you think you’re too young so you can’t start your own business yet.

Most younger ones would say they’re still in high school, their parents don’t support them, and their friends think that their ideas are stupid.

In fact, it’s almost easier when you’re younger because when you’re older, you have to change your mind. But when you’re younger, you just have to make up your mind!

When you’re young, you don’t really have the years of negative self-talk or limiting beliefs thrown at you by other people.

All that you really have to deal with when you’re younger is just overcoming social pressure.

Perhaps, your entire life, you just want to be comfortable.

Me, for, example..

When I was younger, I didn’t want to deal with social pressures. I hated being confrontational when it comes to dealing with issues with my family and friends.

I never wanted to stand out. I wanted to just fit in so that I’d be safe. I’m not the most confident kid back in those days.

So now, let me highlight this very important statement..

If you’re younger and you develop the skill and the ability to confront issues especially peer pressure, that’s all you need to become successful in anything!

Like I said, I was 18 years old when I started thinking differently.

Was it hard?


I got made fun of so many times. Some of my closest friends would talk behind my back.

It almost felt like they intentionally want to sabotage me and prevent me from becoming successful.

It was horrible. It was one of the worst periods in my life.

But then looking back, I’m so glad that all those things happened when I was younger as opposed to when I was older.

It’s similar to having a heartbreak. If ever you’re in heartbreak, it’s best to have it when you’re 18 years old because it won’t really ruin your life.

If anything, it’s gonna teach you lessons on how to love yourself. 

But if you’re in your 30s or 40s and you have your first heartbreak, man that would ruin you!

Now that you’re still young, understand that all these hardships and opposition while starting to become an entrepreneur, it’s all fine!

I’m 25 years old right now and all my close friends are under 30s, 40s, and 50s. 

It’s because of the fact that if I would just have these conversations with myself earlier on, then I’ll have these type of adult conversation with myself now.

This is exactly what my friend Brian and Rhonda do with their daughter Hanalei who currently own a six-figure business.

They remove the barrier of what it means to be a ‘father-and-daughter’ and ‘mother-and-daughter.’ 

Instead, they allow their daughter to actually experience the adult world when she’s 11. She understands taxes, how to manage inventory, or even how to manage employees.

She currently has a team of 10 people making her designs in her fashion company.

And it’s because she removed those barriers of what it meant where AGE NO LONGER BECOMES AN ISSUE.


Now if you’re older and thinking you can’t learn new things, you feel that it’s hard knowing you’re not technologically savvy.. 

Understand that that’s all limiting beliefs.

I talk about this all the time..

The older you get, the more you do the majority of the things on a habitual state.

That’s exactly what happens when you get past 30’s. The more you collect habits of the things that you need to do and the things that you feel you have to do..

What happens is that seeps into your subconscious mind.

What your subconscious mind does is, it takes care of everything else.

That means you’re more automated so that you don’t necessarily have to consciously think about all the things that you need to do all at the same time.

For example, when you were first driving a car, you don’t have enough knowledge on how to  drive. 

I remember when I first learned how to drive..

I was constantly looking at both mirrors because I didn’t know which way to go.

I was afraid that I was gonna run into the curb but then after a couple years, there was almost times when I’m stuck in rush hour for one or two hours and I don’t even remember those two hours..

That’s because my subconscious mind almost took over and it was almost like I was in autopilot going to and from work and not really thinking using my conscious mind.

So if you feel like you’re too old to learn new skills or you think you’re not technologically savvy..


It’s your subconscious mind playing tricks on you because you’ve been training that way for 10 or more years.

Dr. Joe Dispenza defines it as neurons that got wired together through time.

The more you do an action over and over again, it gets embedded into your subconscious mind where you’re no longer thinking when doing these actions, whether it’s good or bad habits. It becomes your default programming.

And if you want to break those bad habits, understand that it’s gonna take some time and it’s gonna be a little harder.

Here are  the two things that I want you guys to remember:

  1. Willingness to learn
  2. Willingness to accept change

If you have these two things, then you could really do anything!

One of the biggest questions I ask when we deal with clients is,“What’s your favorite thing in the world?”

Once they answer that question, I’d usually tell them to give it up.

I did that on purpose because if you’re not willing to give that up, then you don’t have the willingness to change.

If you don’t have the willingness to remove your limiting beliefs and the willingness to go through self-worth exercises..

Until you fix that self-image in your mind, that’s the only way for someone that’s older to actually change.

The older you get, if anything, you already have more life experiences so it’s almost like when  you’re younger..

It’s almost easier as well if you’re older because you’ve already been through all the crap in your life!

You’ve already been through all the hardships.

That client, she was doing business for twenty years of cold calling, knocking on doors and even begging for referrals..

She was able to build a really big business that could  make a couple six figures a year, and it was all just from hustle.

So I told her she was totally undervaluing herself thinking she was already that old. 

Considering the reference experiences that she already has, and now she’s just give up that easily!

She’s at her 60s and my dad is 67. I told her my dad was just getting started.

It literally blew my mind on how when you get older, you start to forget exactly how much you’ve already accomplished. 

All of the things you’ve already done and you start looking at all of your limiting beliefs and relax instead of reconsidering all the things you’ve already gained in your life!

The experience, the memories, all of the hardships that you overcame.

And if you’re able to overcome 20 years of cold calling and door to doors of begging for referrals, then learning the technology and the software especially in today’s age with tutorials and helping people one on one..

Guys, that’s no longer a problem!

If you’re too young, understand that’s a limiting belief. If you’re too old, that’s another limiting belief.

Take Colonel Sanders for example, the guy who started KFC who became a billionaire.

He didn’t get started until he was 65!

Your age is nothing but a number, and that shouldn’t be the reason why you cannot achieve the life that you want,

So hopefully you learn a lesson today. If you did, make sure you share this with one new freedom fighter!

If you are new and you don’t have a business, go download my 7-figure funnels for FREE: https://www.mikevestil.com/7figurefun…

Or if you’re an existing business and you need help scaling, then check out the master class and maybe book a call to see if our scaling strategies can help you get to the next level! 

You guys are freedom fighters..

Let’s go create something amazing and phenomenal with our lives and let’s make the rest of our lives THE BEST OF OUR LIVES!

I’ll see you guys on my next blog!

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About the author 

Mike Vestil

Mike Vestil is the author of the Lazy Man's Guide To Living The Good Life. He also has a YouTube channel with over 700,000 subscribers where he talks about personal development and personal finance.

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