Doubt and Inaction. The two fastest and deadliest ways to kill your home-based business.
Let me ask you a question: are you your business’ #1 fan? Do you use your own product? Do you talk about how wonderful it is? Do you buy it, use it, buy it again on a continuous basis? If not, why not? How will you expect anyone else to want your product if you don’t use it and be excited about it? I think that if you aren’t your product’s #1 fan it is because you doubt its value.
Doubt will kill your business. It will cause you to second-guess yourself and rob you of opportunities to succeed.
Replace doubt with positive thinking. “At the beginning of any task, more than anything else, your attitude will affect its successful outcome.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
Jeffrey Gitomer also says, “In business, your positive thoughts and lifestyle choices lead to your personal success and your career success.”
Which leads me to the 2nd business killer…inaction. I know of people who have a home-based business and they complain that their business is not growing. They complain that they have no customers. A close look at their business reveals why: they aren’t doing any activities that would generate business. You actually have to do something to achieve success.
Yes, believing in yourself, your product and business is important. Having a positive attitude is important. But if you are not pairing that up with action…you’ll just spin your wheels and dig a rut. You actually have to talk. You have to share. You have to communicate. You may have to travel. You have to give presentations. You have to make it known that your product is awesome and if people want to try it they must purchase some through you – then you must tell them how to do that. If someone expresses interest in your business you actually have to follow-up with them…call them. Not once, maybe not even twice…follow-up until you and they are satisfied that all the questions have been answered.
Having a home-based business is challenging…but you won’t stand a chance of meeting those challenges unless you banish doubt and inaction.
*As a demonstration of what I mean…I have a home-based business. I am my product’s #1 fan – I buy it, I drink it, I buy it again…continuously. In fact, my mornings are not complete unless I have my glass of MonaVie. Yes there are other very good nutritious juice products out there…I happen to love MonaVie, believe in its nutritional value and wouldn’t think of starting my day without it. It energizes me. I tell everyone about MonaVie because I want people to know there are choices in this niche market and that my product is a valuable one.
I also love to tell people about the MonaVie income opportunity. I love to give presentations and show people how they can get involved. If I didn’t think the potential for serious income was real I wouldn’t waste my time…I’d just be a customer. But I have the best of both worlds – a wonderful nutritious juice and a valuable home-based income opportunity.
I have no doubt about my business; I’m with MonaVie for life.*