As entrepreneurs, so often we can bump up against obstacles in our businesses. I certainly know I have. We think we don’t have the time, the money, the skills, the experience, the energy, the perfect marketing message, website, etc.
Successful entrepreneurs don’t let obstacles get in their way. They find a way to make things happen. They figure out what they need to do, how to get the resources to do it, and take massive action.
If you are sitting around waiting for the economy to get better, or for your website to get done, or your business cards to get printed, before you feel you can get out there in a big way, then you need to rethink your strategy.
Here are several things to consider, when obstacles get in your way:
1-Break your challenge down into smaller “bite-size” pieces.
Sometimes we look at our obstacles and they just seem too overwhelming that we don’t even know where to start. Breaking them down into smaller chunks, then sequencing them in a logical order can help get you moving and make it all seem more doable.
2-Look for the unexpected resources around you
I recently had a challenge in my business that had me stuck, and really wasn’t sure where to turn. It finally occurred to me, after unsuccessfully talking with others about it, that my daily accountability partner was the person to help me out of my rut. Take a look around you and see where there might be some unexpected resources. Who haven’t you considered before to help or guide you in your business?
3-Instead of saying to yourself, “I can’t afford this”, ask yourself, “HOW can I afford this”.
I’m still practicing this one for myself, and am finding that a simple shift in mindset has been very helpful. Particularly when we are starting out in our businesses, we don’t always have the money to invest in everything we want. But it’s amazing how creative one can get when you ask yourself, “How can I afford such and such”. You might come up with things you never thought about, to raise the cash to pay for something in your business!
Remember, successful entrepreneurs find a way to overcome their obstacles, they don’t give up, and they have made the commitment to keep at it-no matter what!
|Mandy works with talented, bright, high energy self employed professionals and very small businesses who struggle to market their business effectively, stretch their capacity and play a bigger game. Mandy’s client’s receive proven, specific information on what they need to do to get more clients and grow their business. As a result, those who coach with Mandy increase their business, get more clients and make more money, faster and easier than they ever would have on their own. |
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