by Cathy Bryant
Why is it that so many people SAY they want to operate their own business, but then fail to take any action when required
to do so?
Fear. Pure and simple.
Afraid of failure.
Afraid of losing money.
Afraid of what others may think.
Afraid of having to alter their lifestyle to accommodate
their new venture.
Afraid of all SORTS of things.
Well, here's a fact that may surprise many of you who find
yourself thinking, "That describes me perfectly. Wish I
were unafraid, like the people who have already begun a
business of their own."
Do you think those of us who own our own businesses AREN'T
Don't kid yourself.
Those of us who operate our own businesses go through the
same mental anguish that the fence sitters do. We're
afraid of the very same things.
So what makes it possible for us to put the FEAR aside
and go on to do what needs to be done in order to achieve
our dreams of entrepreneurial freedom?
Simply this -
The PAIN of being tied down to a job that we hated and
being unhappy with our present situation was greater
than the FEAR of failure.
When you get to that point in your life, you will KNOW.
You will KNOW that you have no other choice but to take
action. To stop finding all sorts of excuses why you
can't think about doing anything until tomorrow. Or
until next week. Or next month. Or next year.
Have YOU reached that point yet?
Four Traps that Catch Entrepreneurs
Here are four traps that stop entrepreneurs on their tracks or prevent them from
pursuing their dreams.
Seeing Problems in a New Way
I've recently had a major shift in the way I view problems. I used to see them as impediments in the path of accomplishment. Now, I see them as opportunities to get betteróchances to be unique in the marketplace.
Ten Thousand Failures
The ability to accept so-called failure simply as information and then make corrections without self-invalidation is rare. However, it is a critical key to success. Accepting defeat or criticism is never easy, but it is those people who take feedback and make corrections who create lasting success.
What Does Adversity Do For You?
Doesn't it just seem that the more you try to get
things accomplished, the more problems and
obstacles that somehow, just crop up and are
required to be dealt with along the way?
Becoming a success doesn't just happen.