Saturday, July 19, 2008

Who Is To Blame?

Copyright © Lawren Smith

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If you are not making any money in your business, who should you blame? Usually, when one is making little to no money in their business, the blame is usually placed upon some outside source; such as, the company or the people recruited, my kids, my husband, my wife, and the list goes on.

People often tend to point fingers at something or someone else as the reason for the failure of their business. It is easy to place the blame on something that we have little or no control over. But, who is really to blame for the failure of your business?

To determine fault, you should first access your own actions and see whether you are truly engaged each day in income producing activities. If so, how consistent are your activities? Are you engaged in building your business every other day, every other week, once a month? We all know as business owners, that having a business requires a lot of work. There is no magic potion or shortcuts out there that is going to make your business successful. A business does not become successful by itself. A business needs to be nurtured just like a plant needs to be nurtured. In other words, a business requires constant attention; constant care. Neglect will not bring you success and prosperity.

Success in business also requires one to step beyond the comfort zone. Allowing your fears to paralyze you; such that, you are scared to talk to people on the phone or in person, scared to communicate with the people who have joined your business, scared to confront the difficulties that one encounters as a business owner, and so on, will prohibit you from achieving the kind of success you are looking for within your business.

When we first start a business, we all have certain fears. We fear rejection, fear making mistakes, and fear failure. By avoiding confronting the pain of rejection or failure, we neglect engaging in the activities that could help our business attain success.

As a business owner, your fears should never get in the way of growth and development of your business. As an entrepreneur, we must be willing to withstand rejection, mistakes and failures and learn from them. This is the only way we are going to be able to overcome our fears and in doing so, we develop our problem solving skills, which are necessary in building a business.

Instead of hiding from your fears, you must be willing to step up and do the uncomfortable until it becomes comfortable. Never let your fears hold you back from achieving prosperity and success

More often than not, the blame of failure in your business is yours and yours alone. There is no outside force that prevented your business from achieving success. To achieve success in your business, you must be willing to make certain adjustments within you and in your efforts so that you are more productive.

You must be willing to withstand the pains of making mistakes and failing. Learn to deal with rejection. Don't take "No" personally. Often, the rejection is not about you. In fact, your business is really not about you at all, but about those your serve; which include your customers and your business associates.

Lastly, don't be so hard on yourself. Just because you own a business does not mean that you are perfect or that you have to be perfect. Making mistakes and failing is just part of the business building process. Learn to love what you are doing and learn to love yourself.


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