How do you feel about jumping out of a plane?
Yeah, it’s scary. What if your parachute doesn’t open? Are you saver on the ground.
How many times have you heard an excuse such as this one?
starting your business from home successfully is for everyone, but not everybody starts their own business. Why is that? Well, it’s simpler to stay in your comfort zone. You know what you can expect. You know your limits. You aren’t entirely happy about it, but you hesitate about taking the risk of starting your own business.
Starting a business is and has always been a jump into the unknown. That’s how entrepreneurs are born.
No money. No backup. Zero customers. Zero movement.
Many have the zeal to “Not give up!” but few ever have the zeal to continue failing.
Is starting a business simple?
Failing should be deleted from your mind. Replace it with Learning.
Here you were:
Failing in your first business. Here was me with my online e-tail glass store. Failing brought hurt. Anger. Shame.
Thus naturally, we would look for another way out of life…An easy way out.
Well, after falling down a multiple terms, grinding the stones, having zero customers, alas!
Many quited! Some persisted! Only 1% continued to learn and grow.
The 1% knew that they were in a learning process. A way of getting better.
For some who persisted, they are like sand castles easily shredded at the next failure.
The one percent learnt a great lesson, the others never learnt. That’s why when, they kept falling, they kept rising up again.
And again….and again….and again:
That’s the secret learnt by these entrepreneurs. When they kept having sharp abuse, closed doors on their faces.
When customers shredded to file them, they just kept showing up.
They fell from the bicycle: then gathered their wits, learnt something, then more and more lessons, then eventually started to walk again. Their success was a direct commission of their zeal to learn from every failure.
I was taken for a dyslexic at school. One teacher said teaching an alien gave more promise.
I failed to start up a successful business for three years. My first business as a retailer failed three times before my friend intervened to tell me I was acting stupid.
Three principles however dictate how I live even now…. they may help you achieve more than what the laws of attraction promise.
#Principle one: Think for yourself. No one should think for you whether through a book, video or post, especially if they are contradicting with your goals.
#Principle 2: For the sake of persistency, learn to embrace failure at all costs. Start small businesses, small grounds and start acting big.
#Principle 3: Embrace stories of failure> Learn more from stories of failure than those of success.
One more thing though. This isn’t free information. It has a cost. The cost is what I paid.
You have to endure, survive and thrive. You’ve got to start making your own path.
Don’t believe anything anyone or even me says, unless it coincides with your beliefs and can be stated and tested.
When you develop a strong belief system, there is no word in the world like failure or the like.
There is only one word called learning;
Start creating a richer life for yourself, by paying yourself first.
Remember the stages:
Then you learn something: Pick up your bike:
Then start riding: Stop crying over the spoilt deal. Learn and start moving on.