Your Friends Mean Well, But…
It is very common to encounter rejection and negativity when you start a home business.
In fact, one of the biggest reasons people quit a home business (or never get started) is because others try to knock them down.
When I say knock down I mean talk negative, tell you that you can’t do it or that it will never work.
This can be hard for the home business entrepreneur, especially if it is a close friend or family member. Why would someone want to do this in the first place? I don’t have the answer for that but maybe they are a negative person by nature. Perhaps they are close-minded or perhaps even they are jealous. That actually happens, especially with family members.
Understand that sometimes the people you love the most and who we think would be most open to hearing about our newfound venture can be the most hurtful.
I’m not going to get into the details on why this happens… instead I want to focus on how to prevent or minimize it when it does so you can continue on your way to success.
The 5 Things You Can Do To NOT Get Knocked Down:
1. Work On Yourself.
The biggest challenge we face when someone is trying to knock you down is that your self-confidence can be bruised or harmed, especially if we have low self-esteem or we already think that we are not good enough. All it takes is one negative comment and we are down for the count.
How do you avoid that? You have got to constantly work on SELF DEVELOPMENT. Work to improve yourself every single day. Listen to positive, motivating audios and videos. Read from a self-development book each day for 15 minutes. Attend a motivational seminar. Set goals and work on becoming a better you.
The more you work on YOU, the higher your self-confidence will be and the stronger your shield against the negative will be.
2. Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People.
You may have heard the concept that you become like the 5 people you hang around the most. This goes for income levels, behaviors and even who you are as a person.
If you find yourself constantly around negative people who knock you down and are negative, you should look for and spend your time around people who build you up. People who are positive and have the same goals as you. Over time you will see that you will begin to change for the good.
3. Eliminate Exposure To People Who Bring You Down.
If you have people in your life that bring you down and are negative to you… its time to eliminate or reduce your exposure to them. This can be hard when one of these negative people is a close family member.
But find new people that will help you get to your goals and become the person you want to be. Don’t worry… your new circle of influence will lift you up and soon you will feel better about yourself. It’s even possible that some of the “Negative Nellies” who brought you down before may see your change and want to follow in your footsteps!
4. Control Your Outside Influences.
This is a big one! What you surround yourself with will be a huge influence on what you become. If you are constantly watching violent or degrading television or video games, you will probably have a hard time working on your self-confidence. If you listen to music that is degrading and depressing… well I think you can tell. Take control of the outside influences that you allow in your life. Keep them positive.
5. Take Action.
On of the best things you can do to keep from getting knocked down is to TAKE ACTION!
Think of it like this. When something is in motion… like a river, it is clean, crisp and clear. When water is still it becomes stagnant, stinky and full of disease.
So with your home business… Take massive action each and every day and work hard. When you do you will have success. When you have success you feel better about yourself and you want to take more action! Now when someone comes and tries to knock you down they will have no influence over you at all because you are on fire!
Taking MASSIVE ACTION is the #1 way to prevent getting knocked down.
So whatever you are doing in life, stay strong and try not to get knocked down. If you do just get right back up!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. It’s up to you to believe enough in yourself to know you’ve found an awesome company that can bring great rewards to you and your family. Don’t neglect your dreams because others are not on the same page as you. Surround yourself with positive people, be OK with the people that choose to criticize you, focus on your goals, and pretty soon you will be living them.
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