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You’re on the Right Path if You’re Failing More Than You’re Succeeding

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No one tells you about the amount of failure and rejection you are going to go through when you are “creating a business.” This could be one of the biggest reasons why so many great ideas never turn into successful cash flowing businesses.

Have you watched the video of skateboarder Christian Flores attempting to complete a Laser Flip over a triple set of stairs? It is 2 years of brutal punishment all caught on video.  Concussions, broken ribs, etc. But Christian finally lands this Laser Flip and it is glorious to watch it finally happen. That experience is exactly what creating and growing a business is like, but no one tells you that.

At one point during the video, Christian builds up a ton of speed, and right before he gets to the three flights of stairs he chickens out because he’s been getting his butt kicked consistently by these stairs and the fear of failing and getting hurt again overwhelms him.

If it isn’t yet, this will be your experience with growing a business.  Get ready to fail fast and hard. Get ready for people to tell you to get a real job. Get ready to second guess yourself. Get ready to completely change your business model, business name and marketing plan multiple times over the course of a year. THAT IS THE PROCESS!

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

As you go through this process, your mind will keep asking you questions such as, “Is that good enough” and “Do you feel like you gave it your best shot?” With the root of these questions actually being, “Can I quit now because this is a lot harder than I thought it would be?” All of these experiences are tangible proof that you are on the right path, but what happens next?

Well this is the second part of the journey no one tells you about: You decide that even if you had all of the money you needed, all of the time you desired and the best relationships in the world that you would keep creating anyway!

This is due to you no longer creating this for anyone else’s approval. You are creating this business because this is about you proving to yourself that you can do this. This is about you creating your reality and achieving things for no one other than yourself! The cherry on top is a little bit of mindset work that reminds you that you can do this important work and allow it to be easy and fun.

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!” – Goethe

So congrats! You are doing everything right! Continue to embrace the challenges and know that if you are failing more than you are succeeding, if it feels like those stairs are kicking your ass today, then you are more than likely on the right path!

How do you convince yourself to keep going when all hope seems to be lost? Let us know your advice in the comments below!

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Bryan Schachtele plays a key role in helping parents fine tune their big ideas so that they can make the leap From Thinking About It, To Launching It, To Finding Their First Clients (Or Their First BIG Clients). Bryan also runs a private Facebook Community. If you are ready to start taking action on creating a business that you love, but not sure what to do, check out my Free Masterclass here.

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Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

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1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

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7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

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