The Home Business Dilemma - Success vs. Failure


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Regardless of your career or goals in life, no one wakes up, gets out of bed, and says to themselves “I’m going to fail today!” It’s the same in business whether you’re a brick and mortar store or a home based business owner.

I think what makes the Home Business owners unique is their drive and desire. For any of us, there are certain things we need to evaluate prior to undertaking such an endeavor as home based business ownership. What do I want to accomplish, how will I accomplish this goal, what are the demands I need to make upon my time to help me realize the goals I’m laying down, and the list goes on and on, but you get the idea.

Something as basic as why do I want to go into business for myself needs to be addressed well in advance of any other considerations. In my life experience, I have never been one to cater to clichés or warm fuzzy catch-phrases so I won’t wow you with any of them here. . I stick to simple, real truths.

The truths are; know that you will fail but, also know enough to learn a lesson from it and chalk it up in the win column as adding to your education. Success and failure are on the EXACT same road – success is just a little farther down that same road!

Seriously, can you imagine where we would be if someone such as Bill Gates gave up after what had to be more than a few attempts! More seriously than that is where Bill Gates would be without the contribution made by Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison! See how this comes full circle? Each thing dependent upon the others successes AND failures.

A rock solid work ethic does not go unnoticed or unrewarded. There are dividends here that will provide for you many times over. Believe it or not but this is probably the only business on the planet where we can all compete on a level playing field. That should be as exciting to you as it is to me! Truly it can be an overwhelming prospect literally having the world at your fingertips.

With each failure our knowledge grows, defeats are turned into victories; your self confidence grows as does your business and it goes on and on. There is no stopping that kind of momentum. When things do arise from time to time as they will, you will definitely be in a better position to handle these and they won’t seem so insurmountable as they once did.

Never ever give up, if you fall down, pick yourself up and start over. We are fortunate to have some of the best and brightest in the industry to assist us. Listen to your teachers carefully - do not try to re-invent the wheel. Those who have come before you have paid their dues in both time and money so make sure you’re a good follower.

Follow these simple examples and watch both yourself and your business grow. Both will need to change and evolve continually in order to stay fresh, up to date and ready to compete. Network as much as possible. Talk to your respective team members and find what works and what doesn’t. Valuable lessons if you’re working on limited funds!

Lastly, remember that no one will be harder on you than you so be sure to give yourself a break once in a while! It will come just don’t force it. Sure some people get lucky every once so often and hit the lottery but my friend, you stand a better chance starting your own e-business and the time has never been better.

For me, I love the diversity of working with a variety of people. I get to talk with, tutor and impart my message to people from the United States, India, Germany and even Greece! The cultures are great, there’s no barriers just plain people wanting something better. That doesn’t seem too difficult and the tools to accomplish this lowering of barriers have never been more readily available. We all have something to bring to the table – find out what your offering is and contribute to the common good. You will find that in time this type of generosity will be repaid to you ten fold both in supportive business associates and fiercely loyal customers.

About The Author

Chas is a Home Based Business Owner, Motivational Writer, and an Independent SFI Marketing Representative and may be reached at: or .


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