The entrepreneurial life can be a hard and arduous grind sometimes. At some points, it appears as if the labor isn’t worth the reward. This is especially true when you are selling your products and services and you get a flurry of no’s. What’s even worse is when a very close yes turns into a firm no. And then that’s it, all the work and effort you put into cultivating a sale all goes to naught. It’s times like this that you have to refocus on your goals and what reaching those goals will mean for you and your family. The yes that you finally get will be worth all of those no’s you endured. So keep going until you get a yes, then after you get that, go further still.
New year, new you, new new new and all that jazz right? 2016 was such a huge year for me for so many different reasons, I was tempted to just relax a little and not work so hard. And while that’s not necessarily a bad idea (we all need to rest and breathe sometimes), I came to the realization that you have to keep momentum going while you have it. Because it’s hard to gain but easy to lose. I started this year off, sleeping in a little longer and just kind of existing. Until that still small voice reminded me that a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands and scarcity will creep up on you like a bandit. I instantly came to and got back on the grind and reestablished my focus. As I’m talking to you, I’m also talking to myself, don’t start the year off being idle. Idle is not the same as being still. It’s important for us to be still in order to find our center and make wise moves. What I’m saying is, don’t waste time by not proactively moving toward your goals. If you start procrastinating now, you’ll look up 6 months from now and still be in the same place. It’s time to get cracking and start heading where you want to go now!
When a little success comes, it’s easy to become complacent and begin to stop doing the things that made that very bit of success possible. That’s the absolute worst time to let off the gas is when you you are making some progress. Momentum is a difficult thing to gain but can be lost before you know it. It’s smart to reflect on your success in order to evaluate what you are doing right and what can be done better, but then it’s soon time to get back to the grind and keep pushing forward. Opportunities are not easy to come by in this modern day. The competition is thick and fierce on every front. Any open door you get should be treated with the utmost respect and well executed upon. Stop reading your own press and continue to find ways to make new press, that is, history.