STARTING OVER WITH SHYREETA
Tune out the Negative!
“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” –Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader
Failures in business happen. It is a fact of life. Research says that you could probably expect to fail in business since the majority of new businesses do fail within the first four years. Is that something that we want to accept? NO! But it is a true statement. So go at it full-fledged knowing that you will WIN!
Most of us experience slow business, increased overhead costs, and bad location etc. Which causes us to shut down our business. It hurts and we feel less determined to start over.
However, we must realize that it is what you do after your failure that separates the wheat from the chaff. If you give up then you should resign yourself to working for the man and make the best of it. But if you don’t, and start another venture, you are giving yourself the opportunity to succeed and surpass your previous endeavor. If you don’t keep trying to make a go of it, you will never have the opportunity to experience the freedom of success. Where there is no risk there is no reward and a successful business can be the most rewarding thing to ever happen to you.
Don't look at past experiences as failures, look at them as a way to improve and move forward.
A bad mental situation will keep your business from ever experiencing the growth that creates success. Find yourself something that makes you excited and get into that instead. You will be happier when you do. – Doug Kersten
Today we must think about what makes us happy and what we can do to extend our existing businesses. Especially when business is slow.
Ex. If you do hair, you could sell extensions, hair care products that you make on your own, give out complimentary scalp massages, give out free services time to time (ex. deep conditioner or clip ends), have loyalty cards and accumulative point systems. Offer consignment for your products.
If you own a space, rent it out for private events after office hours.
Remember, where there's a will, there's a way. Find it!
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