As an entrepreneur, you'll face failure, I know it is a word you never want to hear, whether you are new in your business or spent several years building a business. It is not a get rich quick business. Being The Boss can be tough if you are not disciplined. It may have begun with neglect. It happens slowly, so it is important to turn your business around, you may not be an overnight success, but you do Not want to hit "rock bottom", before you make important changes to get back on your plan.
"Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease", as one of my mentors, Jim Rohn taught me. Perhaps your best buddy came by unexpectedly, and wanted your opinion on the new car he has a chance to buy , he takes you for a ride in it, you look under the hood and as he leaves, you look at your watch, it is mid day and you tell yourself you'll do better tomorrow. Or maybe, that new movie opens today and you really want to see it before you meet for happy hour discussions. Missing your goals for the day doesn't kill your business. Take a look in the mirror, it is the empty promises you tell yourself each morning. The neglect keeps growing and without new vigor, motivation, you slip into failure.
Failure isn't permanent, unless you give up. There is hope, in your temporary failure, you found wisdom, ideas that worked, basics that gave you your first successes when you started. You get to choose the best methods for you, a better set of goals, friends who encourage you instead of delay you on the path to your new success.
If you are a lone entrepreneur, you could consider a multi-level marketing business. Research companies to be sure of their stability, their history and if you are excited by the products, you;ll represent.
Some advantages, you'll have in network marketing, mentors, someone has already walked that path, you'll be able to follow their steps. you'll find business models and encouragement from associates, You'll find leaders that are willing to teach the lesson you need at the very time it is most needed.
So,yes expect failure but when it knocks you down you'll find support to reach down, pull you to your feet and get you going in the right direction.
Next time you look in the mirror, tell your self promises, dreams for the day, and listen.