What’s keeping you from being successful? Whether you think you have not enough time, no sufficient resources, too late to venture out and start a business, or just don’t have anything to motivate you, there’s always a solution. Read on.
Excuse #1: I Don’t Have Enough Time
How much television you watch? How many precious minutes do you spend on Facebook or other social networking sites doing something not remotely related to business planning? Use your time productively. Instead of facebooking or tweeting aimlessly, use your time researching about successful startup entrepreneurs. Listen to business podcasts, read business blogs. The more you associate with successful entrepreneurs and empowered individuals the more you’ll become motivated to be successful.
Excuse #2: I want to start planning about a business, but I’m just too tired.
Okay, we get that you are working long hours because you have to put food on the table. But did it ever cross your mind that when you work hard as an employee, you’re basically working to realize the dreams of others, not yours. Try to manage your work time. Set aside an hour or two everyday and dedicate it to developing a business idea or a business plan for your own venture. Just start.
Excuse #3: I feel overwhelmed sometimes.
It’s okay to be overwhelmed. It’s even okay to be scared. Starting your business is a really BIG venture and if you don’t get overwhelmed or scared at some point it means that you’re not serious enough or you’re not doing enough. As long as you don’t make this “feeling” an excuse to not start or to stop, you’re good.
Excuse #4: I’m afraid I’m going to get bored at some point.
Start a business you love. If you are very passionate about dogs, maybe you can start a dog-sitting business. This may sound too cliché but the saying “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” can never be more true. If you love what you do, you’ll never get bored.
Excuse #4: I don’t have any strong motivation.
If the thought of being successful can’t motivate you, nothing will. Okay, scratch that – we know everyone wants to succeed and because success is something that’s still may be too far in the future, its motivating power may not be that strong. As mentioned above, one way to find motivation is to associate yourself with successful and empowered individuals. Their go-get-‘em attitude will somehow rub off on you.
Excuse #5: I’ve tried before and I failed.
Most successful entrepreneurs, if not all, have at least one failed venture in their resume. Don’t let one failure stop you.
If after reading this article you’re still have doubts, then try to assess yourself deeper. Maybe this blog post on how to tell if you’re entrepreneur material might help you decide.
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Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online visibility coach, helping business women maximize and monetize their business through strategic planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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