If you want to be really successful, you're going to have to make tough choices. You'll have to make investments and decisions to better your business and believe in yourself 100%. And as you grow into a high profile business, you'll start to hear people say things like, "Gee, I wish I could do that!"…
The bottom line is, you will always run into storms in business whether it's losing clients, your website going down, issues with your merchant account, and so on. But hunker down, do what you're supposed to do, and whether that storm. The sun will come out tomorrow!
The greatest enemy entrepreneurs face isn't laws or rules or anything local. It's doubt. Doubt can completely crumble your business. If you don't have a white hot conviction that you're doing what you are supposed to be doing, why are you doing it all? Hoping, wishing, praying, dreaming—all of that is good stuff, but not…
That one word is DECIDE. It's SO important that I wrote a whole book about it! Get out of your head, shake off that head trash, and stop saying, "Maybe." Instead, say YES and decide to do what's best for your business. You will never find success otherwise!
I heard an awesome saying recently: staying in your comfort zone now may be mighty painful down the road. Don't make things hard for yourself; create success for yourself NOW.
I'll be straight with you... these aren't reasons; they're excuses, and there are five main ones that are keeping you from having your dream business.
There's a phenomenon I like to call "ROI Madness", which is where you don't have realistic expectations for the return on your investment. Basically: you shouldn't expect paid results for free.
The fastest way to increase your profits is... (drumroll)... raising your prices. I've had so many clients and people tell me they WISH they could be paid what they're worth, so stop wishing it and just raise your dang prices! I promise you will never look back!
The right side of your brain gets romantically attached to the big ideas and dreams you have. It's so in love with the dream that the "What If"s suddenly start cropping up to stop you in your tracks.