There are two kinds of business owners.
Which are you?
There are two kinds of business owners in this world.
Those who make excuses.
And those who don’t.
The ones who make excuses don’t begin that way.
No one is ‘born with the talent of making excuses. But as they grow up and become adults, they learn that they can get out of doing things by making excuses as to why they can’t do them. They do this in their personal life and, when they start a business, this talent is used to make things easier for them as they say they want to grow the business. They learn how to blame the weather, their lack of funds, not knowing how to do something, the industry— pretty much anything that can deflect the blame. And give them the excuse they need.
And then there are those who don’t.
Or rather won’t.
We all have our difficulties and some days we feel like making excuses. And we start mumbling, but stop before the mumble pushes itself into a rumble. And we get the job done.
There are days that I don’t feel like working on the magazine or adding products to my website. I could make the excuse that I’m tried or nobody reads it anyway. But I don’t. Ever since I started the magazine back in 2010, it has never missed a time of coming out on the day that it is supposed to be sent out.
Amazingly all of us have similar capabilities. Similar capabilities to get stuff done. Or we can completely screw up our lives with excuses.
When you wake up in the morning, you get to choose which route to take.
As one wise person said: The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that smart people hate doing the same things that unsuccessful people hate doing—but successful people do it any way.
As you continue on your journey to growing your business, you get the chance to back out.
To make excuses.
To blame the weather or anything else you can think of.
You have the choice.