Succeeding As A Business Owner

“I failed.”

For over a decade, that was a lie I told myself if a desired outcome wasn’t met. 

  • I failed if I didn’t hit my goal.
  • I failed if things didn’t go according to plan.
  • I failed if, if, if…

For way too long, I had all these rules. I only looked at ventures as a failure or a success.

It wasn’t until the past few years with some guidance from my mentor that I was able to shift my perspective into believing that there is no such thing as failing.

No more “ifs”. No more lies.

>>If we continue to measure our life in failures or successes, we’re always selling ourselves short and minimizing our growth potential.<<

*Boo boo, if you feel like a failure, then keep on reading, because I’m about to knock some sense into that pretty little head of yours!*

If you’d like to move forward in growing your business, I encourage you to first take a step back. Look at your previous experiences and think about what you’ve learned from them.

>>Instead of focusing purely on the outcome, reflect on the journey that got you here.<<

  • What worked well/what didn’t work?
  • What did you learn about yourself as a business owner?
  • How does this affect your offering?
  • What would you do differently?

The only way to answer these questions is by taking action. *Congratulations my friend, you’ve already done that!*

You are rare. You can answer the questions that many other people can’t because they won’t take action. Instead, they’ll stay stuck and stay scared.

You are brave. You had the courage to go out and do/try/learn…no matter what happened.

You are amazing. You are stronger, wiser, and better now because of it.

If your business needs a momentum boost to rebuild excitement after a *non*-failed attempt, cling to this truth:

>>The lessons learned from the action you took and the bravery that you exemplified while doing it will take you FAR.<<

Believe in yourself and you’ve already succeeded. No matter the outcome.