Sylviane Nuccio recently did a guest post for me here What Are The 3 Signs Of Success And 3 Signs Of Failure ?
The first sign of success Sylviane spoke of is Persistence. She used Thomas Edison as an example of someone with the most amazing persistence.
I have been watching The Voice Australia over the last couple of weeks and have become very aware of the need for persistence in order to succeed and reach our goals and dreams.
The music industry is a tough one and these people must have a “never give up attitude” or they will not reach the success many aspire to have.
I have been especially touched by 67 year old Steve Clisby who is a competitor. Steve has clearly been around the traps and industry for a very long time. He is amazing to watch and truly a wonderful artist. We can all learn from someone with this type of never quit on your dreams attitude.
Never Quit On Your Dreams – in your home based business!
In the home based business game there are often two schools of thought and teaching. One of them being “Have a Plan B” and the other “Burn Your Bridges”. Let’s look at these ideas.
Have a Plan B
Traditionally, especially in the Network Marketing Industry, people kept their job while they built their business. As long as someone is committed to build the business this is a great way to do it.
The downside of this is very often people give up on their business as they cannot juggle both.
The same goes for affiliate marketing or blogging… people often start off part time. Again as long as they are persistent and build their business this is a good way to do it.
Burn Your Bridges
Now let’s look at burning our bridges. This would be someone who quits their job to make their home based business work. This can work but it can also result in financial pressure.
Home based businesses are not built overnight so this may not be the best option unless you have adequate capital behind you.
In more recent economic times often people have been laid off then they have had their bridges burned for them.
A Good Balance
What I do suggest is that you need to have an attitude as if you had burned your bridges. By this I mean vow to never quit on your dreams and to keep going no matter what.
You should not have a Plan B that says “if I am not successful I will go back to a job”. That is giving yourself an out. Instead adopt Thomas Edison’s attitude and when something does not work know you have discovered a way that does not work and try something else.
Building your business takes learning and you will not win on everything you try. Know this is just part of building a business.
Sylviane gave the second sign of success as Mindset. I have written about mindset before on this blog. Building your home based business requires a mindset that will not give up. Vow to yourself when you start that you will never quit on your dreams. Work on your mindset daily. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with people who support your dreams.
Please leave me your comments below. Did you start your business by burning your bridges? Do you have a plan B?
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