If at first you don’t succeed …

I say these phrases to my children all the time when they are learning a new skill or mastering an exercise: Try again.  You’re doing great.  You just need a few more tries.  You’re almost there.  Don’t give up now, you’re so close.  I know you can do it.

The very same thing applies when running your business.  Let me geek out a bit by showing you a graph (the engineer in me found great delight in drawing this).

When you are starting out with your business, or a new project, there will be a lot of effort with very little return.  Over some time, some of the sizzle will wear off, and still, no money coming in.  After what seems like an eternity of long hours and bills not being paid, you start to wonder – am I doing the right thing?  Should I try something else?  See that point in time where the arrow points to?  80% of people quit there.  And never gets to the point where their efforts payoff and they enjoy the momentum and hard work invested.

Don’t be that person.  If you JUST practise a little more, get some guidance and support, build a support team to encourage you, invest in upgrading skills, find out why things aren’t working, and PERSIST a little longer, I promise you that you will be rewarded.

This happens over and over with business owners not sticking things through and giving up just a little bit before they start seeing rewards.  What can I tell you?  Try again.  You’re doing great.  You just need a few more tries.  You’re almost there.  Don’t give up now, you’re so close.

I know you can do it.

 

 

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