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The Home Business Dilemma - Success vs. Failure


									by: Chas Brothers

Regardless of your career or goals in life, no one wakes up, gets out of bed, and says to
themselves Im going to fail today! Its the same in business whether youre a brick and mortar
store or a home based business owner.

I think what makes the Home Business owners unique is their drive and desire. For any of us,
there are certain things we need to evaluate prior to undertaking such an endeavor as home based
business ownership. What do I want to accomplish, how will I accomplish this goal, what are the
demands I need to make upon my time to help me realize the goals Im laying down, and the list
goes on and on, but you get the idea.

Something as basic as why do I want to go into business for myself needs to be addressed well in
advance of any other considerations. In my life experience, I have never been one to cater to
clichs or warm fuzzy catch-phrases so I wont wow you with any of them here.. I stick to simple,
real truths.

The truths are; know that you will fail but, also know enough to learn a lesson from it and chalk
it up in the win column as adding to your education. Success and failure are on the EXACT same
road success is just a little farther down that same road!

Seriously, can you imagine where we would be if someone such as Bill Gates gave up after what
had to be more than a few attempts! More seriously than that is where Bill Gates would be
without the contribution made by Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison! See how this comes full
circle? Each thing dependent upon the others successes AND failures.

A rock solid work ethic does not go unnoticed or unrewarded. There are dividends here that will
provide for you many times over. Believe it or not but this is probably the only business on the
planet where we can all compete on a level playing field. That should be as exciting to you as it
is to me! Truly it can be an overwhelming prospect literally having the world at your fingertips.

With each failure our knowledge grows, defeats are turned into victories; your self confidence
grows as does your business and it goes on and on. There is no stopping that kind of momentum.
When things do arise from time to time as they will, you will definitely be in a better position to
handle these and they wont seem so insurmountable as they once did.

Never ever give up, if you fall down, pick yourself up and start over. We are fortunate to have
some of the best and brightest in the industry to assist us. Listen to your teachers carefully - do
not try to re-invent the wheel. Those who have come before you have paid their dues in both
time and money so make sure youre a good follower.

Follow these simple examples and watch both yourself and your business grow. Both will need
to change and evolve continually in order to stay fresh, up to date and ready to compete.
Network as much as possible. Talk to your respective team members and find what works and
what doesnt. Valuable lessons if youre working on limited funds!
Lastly, remember that no one will be harder on you than you so be sure to give yourself a break
once in a while! It will come just dont force it. Sure some people get lucky every once so often
and hit the lottery but my friend, you stand a better chance starting your own e-business and the
time has never been better.

For me, I love the diversity of working with a variety of people. I get to talk with, tutor and
impart my message to people from the United States, India, Germany and even Greece! The
cultures are great, theres no barriers just plain people wanting something better. That doesnt
seem too difficult and the tools to accomplish this lowering of barriers have never been more
readily available. We all have something to bring to the table find out what your offering is and
contribute to the common good. You will find that in time this type of generosity will be repaid
to you ten fold both in supportive business associates and fiercely loyal customers.

This article was posted on August 20, 2004

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