Are you stuck in an entrepreneurial rut? Lacking revenue and motivation to carry on? Maybe a reality check is just what you need. Here are 5 tips for entrepreneurs.
Harsh Truth Number One – People Are Lazy
People are inherently lazy and comfortable with their average life. Despite being cognizant of the steps necessary to make progress, people tend to continue living their average life because it’s easier. You’re going to have to change if you want greatness. Doing the same thing every day isn’t going to culminate in success. You must always strive to find areas to improve upon and act on them. Becoming successful means constantly pushing your limits. Don’t talk yourself out of something because you aren’t quite sure if it will work. Being successful requires effort that goes above and beyond your comfort level.
Harsh Truth Number Two – Other People Don’t Care About You
It’s the harsh truth, others are way more concerned with themselves than anything you do. People naturally are more interested in their own affairs. You’re not the center of anyone’s world but your own. Don’t expect anyone to contradict this fact. It is your job to give people a reason to notice you and your business. Because people are inherently selfish, you must go the extra mile and push the limits in order to be recognized.
Harsh Truth Number Three – Everyone Is Self Centered
People are self-centered and you can use this to your advantage. Use this fact to influence people by asking them about themselves and their life, they will be more apt to do business with you if you’ve let them talk about themselves. Show people how your business benefits them. Also, stop worrying about what other people think of you – they’re likely busy thinking about themselves, not you.
Harsh Truth Number Four – The World Only Cares About What They Can Get From You
People don’t really care about you aside from for what you can offer them. Once again, recognizing this fact can work in your advantage. Show people the positive things that your business will provide them. Have something to offer that can provide them with value. People won’t be interested if it doesn’t positively impact them.
Harsh Truth Number Five – Nobody Will Hand You Anything
- You have to work for everything you get
- Don’t expect any handouts
- Carve your own way and make your own success
I know this sounds a bit pessimistic, but it’s a reality check for a lot of people. Once you can accept these truths a paradigm shift happens that has the ability to make things happen for you and your business.