Building a home-based business can be a mental battle, especially as you deal with the daily hassles of keeping your business running smoothly in addition to reaching out to prospects to show them your products, services, and opportunity. My question to you is how do you handle all that your business throws at you each and every day? Do the day-to-day affairs bog your down tempting you to engage in negative and self-defeating conversations with yourself, or do you see those challenges simply as stepping stones on your path to business success? The answer to this question will determine how quickly (if at all) you will be able to achieve the results you desire in your business.
I recently heard Eric Worre say that he never loses in his business…he either wins, or he learns...and this resounded with me because it reminded me that in business learning opportunities are all around us each and every day. We may see them as failures, but the reality is that if we choose to learn from our mistakes, then we simply become better because of it. It’s really the only way we can grow as entrepreneurs and build businesses that have true staying power. As we walk through the trials of running our businesses, we become more capable, and success becomes inevitable.
The challenge, though, is how we handle the set-backs that threaten to sabotage our progress. What do we think about when we hear the constant NO’s from our prospects? What do we feel like when we have to deal with the perpetual customer complaints? How do we manage when our technology goes down and our clients cannot access their products or services? These are all opportunities for growth but if we are not careful, we will see them as nothing more than hurdles and barriers, and “reasons” for why we should not continue on with our business pursuits. It is when these obstacles present themselves, that we must look for the good in them and learn from what they have the opportunity to teach us. A positive mindset will ensure that we learn instead of burn when fires happen in our business, and will help us to persist even when difficult circumstances come. It’s a battle worth fighting because your business is worth building! Give yourself an advantage by capturing every thought or emotion that would threaten to derail your progress toward that worthy goal. In the end, you’ll be so glad you fought the good fight, and your family will benefit from all the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication you gave to provide them the life they deserve.