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Burnout: What To Do When Doubt Creeps In
all been there before. Your website isn't pulling in any hits
and your advertising campaign is a bust. The leads you've been
contacting either don't want what you have or couldn't handle
it if they wanted to. Your trying like mad to make something for
yourself to avoid having to go back to a dreaded J.O.B. but it
seems like all of your efforts are in vain. In the beginning,
you were psyched, motivated and driven to succeed in a business
where 99% of people fail. You had confidence in yourself. You
were willing to do whatever it took to reach your goals and make
it to the top. So what happened?
somewhere down the line, you dropped the ball. No, it has nothing
to do with what kind of leads you are using, or your advertising
budget. You dropped the ball when you invited a very unwelcome
guest into your home business enterprise...your own doubting ego.
Ego is a vicious fighter. It must be right at all costs. It lives
and breathes to remain unscathed. As soon as you step out of your
comfort zone and take a risk, your ego stands up at attention
and tries to talk some sense into you. "There are so many
people who don't make it in this business...who am I kidding?"
"Maybe I should just cut my losses and get out now. At least
you fall for these tricks, ego rests easy, knowing that it's got
you by the throat and you'll be hard pressed to take such risks
again. Safety. Security. The familiar. These are what keeps ego
alive. The problem with that is that life is always changing.
Our existence from moment to moment is changing. Our bodies completely
regenerate...every single cell of our body is totally recreated
within the course of two years. But, in spite of the fact that
change is the only constant, ego thinks it can get by without
easy to blame the economy, the advertising, or just 'bad luck'
as the reason why most home businesses fail. But the truth is
more difficult to accept. The truth is that we are slaves to our
ego. We are the destroyers, through listening to that niggling
voice in our head and giving our power over to it. We cannot stand
the thought of failure or being laughed at even if we are the
only ones doing the laughing.
you begin to realize the tight grip your ego has over every aspect
of your being, you see that the road ahead is indeed a long one.
But there's hope! You can begin to quiet the voice of the ego.
It takes dedication...not just to your website and your advertising.
It takes dedication to yourself...the real you that's been sacrificed
at the mercy of ego. The real you that knows that anything is
possible and that you deserve to succeed.
very best way to take control of your ego is to adopt the habit
of daily meditation. As you come to know stillness each day, little
by little you can chip away at that annoying ego, revealing in
the space between your thoughts; the essence of who you truly
are. Know this part of yourself, and you will be more able to
keep ego at bay. Visualize your goals as if they have already
create our reality by the thoughts that we think in each moment.
Refuse to allow the negativity and doubt to creep in. When you
recognize yourself having a doubting thought, do not give it one
more millisecond in your head. Replace it with a positive affirmation
or a powerful image of yourself being as successful as you want
to know yourself in your head as you aspire to be, not as you
'think' you are. Assume success with every fiber of your being.
Intend to be successful. Give thanks for your success, in advance
and often. You will see things begin to go your way. You will
see the success that you envision begin to manifest in your external
life. Make each thought a positive and valuable thought. Hold
lofty goals and assume that they are being made manifest, no matter
what ego tells you is 'reality'. We create our own reality, with
or without ego's input.
a home based business takes more than organization, time management
and good luck. It takes faith and a consistent desire to succeed.
Throw ego out the window and create success for yourself one thought
at a time.
Angie Hewerdine is a successful home business owner with a driving
passion for helping others change their lives. She has assisted
many in realizing and attaining their personal and financial objectives.
Learn more at http://www.TheTimeForChange.com or call 1-800-491-4758.