Most people get into business with visions of glamour, of financial freedom, of changing the world with their product, service, business opportunity…
They know they have something good to offer and so they expect everyone to JUMP on them immediately…
They never want to work for another soul again and so they are pretty darned excited to be doing their own thing!
Most entrepreneurs envision the good bits and forget that there will be hard bits…
Well, for those that envision only hard bits, they never make a start!
But for us, the ever-hopeful, the dreamers, some might even call us the deluded!… We have big ideas and we are sure that we are created to live a great big, awesome life with money flowing freely from every direction and lives changed left, right and centre with out business…
And yes, that is definitely a part of the entrepreneurial life… but and this is a BIG BUT!
There will be days when it feels TOUGH!!! (with capital letters!)
There will be days when you are just plain bored of doing the same old, same old…
The endlessness of content creation, content sharing, dealing with your staff (if you are blessed enough to have them), writing sales pages, checking the numbers, making sure you are legal, checking those adverts that are not working as well as you would like, coming up with new ideas to share on your social media platform, coming up with new ways to present your products and services, speaking to another prospect on the phone who expresses shock at how HIGH your prices are…
And for most entrepreneurs, you are juggling that with looking after your family, maintaining some semblance of NORMALCY in your relationships, having a life as well as building a business you absolutely love (on the good days!)…
All of this is still going on in the background…
And some days, it gets just plain old tough to keep everything going…
How do you keep going then?
Because, honey, it is the bad days that determine whether you have what it takes, you know…
Everyone can be an entrepreneur when everything is going well but the ones that actually make it, are the ones who put their head down and keep pushing forward on the horrid days and there are many horrid days!
Not what you want to hear but it is the truth and you do know it!
1. Stop thinking that the bad days mean there is something wrong with you
They don’t! There are just bad days in business. There are boring days in business. There are days when you wonder whether you will ever get the traction you need to make a profit… It does not mean anything about you! It just is the way it is. Put your head down and keep moving forward.
2. Don’t put all your hope in one basket
I see people do this and I pity them because the thing that differentiates entrepreneurs that win from those who are just playing at this, is the fact that those that win, START idea upon idea upon idea knowing that the chances are the initial idea is NOT going to work so they do not put all their hope in that one basket.
If anything, they get in their head that they will release different ideas, lots of different ideas and then see which one seems to get traction and continue with that one.
3. Get off the fence Quickly
If you are going to release numerous ideas then you cannot wait for perfection with each one, you just have to release it as quickly as possible and move on to the next thing while at the same time, checking to see how things are going.
4. Get disciplined
You cannot only do work when it feels exciting and full of adventure. You have to have a daily must list that you churn through EVERY.SINGLE.DAY without fail. Yes, it gets boring particularly when it is just you churning through this NOT-GLAMOUROUS-AT-ALL list but it has to be done, if you will EVER see a win in business.
5. Set Your Mind Like Flint
You have to have a rock-solid mindset that is flexible enough to keep growing but static enough to STAY ON PATH. You have to be willing to pivot when necessary without caring so much about how you look or what people will think of you and your ‘flaky’ ways. And at the same time, there has to be a solid, completely unbreakable mindset that says you will never leave the narrow path of making your dreams come alive.
The only way you can fail at this business thing is if you stop — That is the only way!
So, do not stop. Change tactics, change product if necessary but DO NOT STOP until the dream in your head has become a solid reality, ok?
You will win this if you will stay on the narrow path.
Fight for, create the life, the business you want!
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