The Dream Doesn't Work? ...or You Don't Work?
When you start a small business do you jump in with both feet and get to work... or do you "try"? Sometimes the people I think will do the best, ones that start out with tons of enthusiasm, are the ones who stop dead in their tracks. I haven't figured out why it happens. I can only imagine it must be fear of some sort.
Years ago someone said to me, "What is the worst that can happen if you start? Is someone going to pull a gun out and shoot you?" Funny, that in some cases people feel that starting a Mary Kay business is a life and death situation. That comment brought back to me the reality of the situation. We are taking on an enterprise where we could face rejection, where we might not really know what we are doing, yet! So what... it won't kill you.
Any opportunity has a learning curve and it is up to the individual to make that happen. I loved what Mary Kay said in her book ""Mary Kay on people Management"
Make Opportunities Happen
Now and then I'll hear a retired person who's having trouble making ends meet: "You know, in all my life I've never had a lucky break. If I only had an opportunity, I could have done something and been somebody."
I find this hard to accept. I believe everyone in America has countless opportunities. But you cannot sit and wait for those opportunities to come knocking at your door. You have to make things happen. It is unfortunate when capable people in our great land of opportunity aren't willing to exert themselves enough to go after what's out there waiting for them.
What ever you decide to do, go after it with all your energy and heart. Learn the necessary skills. Make the phone calls. Talk to everyone you meet about your business. Ask for help if you need it. Only by giving it a wholehearted effort and by committing to a reasonable amount of time before evaluating your progress, will you be able to judge whether you have a viable business. Persist with focused intention and I can guarantee you will see results.
The Dream Does Work... Will You?
Make a decision and take action TODAY.