How would you define failure? If you look at this taking everything into consideration, then failure is a big part of success. Building a great business requires all of us to take failure in our stride and learn from mistakes in order to create success for ourselves. There are so any people who will quit because of a failure, but this is mainly due to our educational programming since failure is treated as a big negative and something to be avoided. When taken in the right context, failure is all part of the success concept and is exactly opposite to the negativity set into our psyche by default.
What floats your boat? When you’re out to find a way to be achieving success, what better than to find something you are passionate about and then work with people and a business that truly inspires you?
When going online with my business, the biggest hurdle I found when creating content was getting the ideas. After several business ventures that have not been a true success, I have found something that I have a true passion for and something I get inspired by. The people I work with inspire me, the stories inspire me and my focus on my goals inspire me. Now I don’t seem to have any problems with content.
As I pointed out in part 1, there are basically 2 ways to look at commitment and consistency in business:
- Customer / Prospect commitment and consistency to buy or join you and…
- Personal commitment and consistency in your own business.
Part 1 dealt with the customer / prospect angle. Now it’s time to look at the personal angle to see how this psychology can help you to progress.
It doesn’t matter what business you choose to do, the important thing for you is that you trust the business you are working in and believe you can do it! If you have faith and passion in your choice of business then as long as you have that belief that you can do it and be successful you are going to see results.
When working in a home based business there are initially two things that are serious enough to really hold you back:
- Fear – where you are afraid about getting out there and making things happen. However trivial this may seem it’s real to the person who is experiencing this. And….
- Belief – Where you may doubt what you do based mostly (in my experience) on other people’s reaction to what you’re doing and the way this “doubt” eats away at you.
These things are either self inflicted in some ways or from the “opinions” of others who tell you to be careful or to forget it all together because “so and so” tried it and failed.
If you’re new to online marketing and have just decided to try to get more leads and customers / signups for your business you need to work out which of several marketing strategies is the best for you. Because of all the types there are, this can lead to overwhelm and many of us get stuck and then the business falters.
Some of us will go back to what we have already been taught and, because there is little to no success, will give up on their dreams and go back to the life they are used to. This is possibly the case with up to 90% of people who take up the mantle to expand out into the online world.
I know there are so many people who may appear envious of others who achieve success. There are those who believe the successful people are those who manipulate people to get where they are. This is a minority whinging about a minority. How many times have you said “I wish I could have what they have got”? It’s very easy to say that you are different to them, or you haven’t had the luck or you will never be as successful.
When you have you own business it’s vital that you get things done and keep your discipline. One of the best things I heard the other day was to think like a champion. Why is that? Because a champion does MORE behind the scenes when nobody is watching than when in front of a crowd. Naturally, they perform BETTER when in front of a crowd, but the self motivation is there to get the success.
It can be a lonely time when you work at home taking the steps you want to so that you can reach your goals, but it’s also very tempting to have a rest sometimes and then you could fail to get something done that may one day be the one thing you should have done that will see you progress towards those goals.