Mindset is everything when it comes to stepping out on a limb to try something new. Everybody will encounter various obstacles because that’s just life. Everybody comes to the table with skills and experience they have acquired along the way. Some will need to learn more than others. It is not just technical (computer/Internet) or marketing and sales skills that will carry the day. In fact without the right mindset nothing else will ever have a chance.
The worst motivation killers are as follows: Being unrealistic in your expectations as far as time. You somehow got it in your head that everything is instant or miraculous and that success just comes because you want it to. Which leads to number two: When you don’t see any results immediately you will become discouraged and skeptical. When you realize you will need to really work this then you see a possible cop-out in suspecting that you are being ripped off. Now you have plenty of excuses to quit without giving it a fair chance.
Try to visualize something that has 100 watts of energy. This is your brain in business. Now you take a few watts away for each of the above energy rip-offs – Now what you have left is what you can use to promote your business. So instead of giving it 100% of your energy you will only have maybe 50% left over after all your worrying. This is like a ‘catch-22’ because the more you get discouraged the less motivated you are to promote your business. The less you do the more you fall behind until you just quit trying – which is where the actual failure is.
There is probably no truer saying to remember than ‘you can’t fail unless you quit’ – If you really think about that as long as you are still trying you haven’t failed. It is only when you stop trying that you have to admit your business has tanked. Not because the product was not good, the service was terrible, your skills didn’t meet the criteria, you have bad luck, or the whole thing is a scam. Nope. The cause of the failure was that you gave up before you really got started.
Maybe this is indicative of the fact that you really didn’t want to start your own business bad enough to actually invest yourself in it; or the need to EARN extra money just wasn’t as important to you as performing magic (wealth without work). It’s okay. File what you did learn and maybe someday you will find something in yourself that says you will give it a go again and this time you will do whatever it takes to succeed with your home business.