In order to be successful at business you need to have a point of difference in product but also in attitude. I’m not the most positive girl on the block (Gem will tell you that) but I have certain traits that have really helped my biz move on up. Here are a few:
Don’t compare yourself to others
Only worry about what you are doing. Hit your own goals and don’t waste a minutes time thinking about what others are doing.
Darn, I’m not sure why I am writing this because I grumble quite a lot (again ask Gem). The more time you spend moaning the less time you have to make things better. I need to heed these wise words!
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Have no grudges
Forgive I say or delete from memory any kind of grudge because having a grudge will constrict what you do, and who has got the time to go around life with a grudge?!
Don’t worry about pleasing people
Impossible task, don’t waste time on it, I say no more!
It’s easy to stay put but if you don’t challenge yourself you will never know what could have been. It could all go wrong but you’ve tried, and I would rather try than do nothing – how boring is that?!
There is no luck
There will never be a lucky encounter that will propel your biz forward, so don’t be waiting around for it. No white knight or venture capitalist who just wanders in with money. Luck happens when you work hard and build something that people want. You create your own luck; you create a business that other people want to buy into. Work hard and things will happen.