Common Business Mistakes

Common business mistakes

We are talking Home based online businesses here. There are many common business mistakes that people make here are a few key ones.

Many people love the idea of working from home running their own home-based business. While it’s a growing field and very lucrative, there are certain things you need to watch out for as you get started. Once you get the idea it’s easy to get carried away and rush into it.

When I started my first online business 10 years ago, I thought I just had to open a shop on a big site and that was it. You know how it goes, display my goods and the sales would pour in. Boy was I mistaken!

Decisions

First off

What are you going to sell? Actual goods that you will buy and sell on or goods you make yourself which is crafting. If crafting it is what you are making and selling.Decisions Common Business Mistakes

Dropshipping is another option. You display a company’s goods of your choice on your website, when a customer orders and pays, you then send that order to the company. They package and post it.

There is affiliate marketing which is a massively growing market.

Buying and selling domains.

Creating websites and managing them for clients …… and the list goes on.

Take your time

Just don’t get too hasty when selecting a product, service, or company to sign up with. You want to make sure you investigate thoroughly and have chosen a good option for you to pursue. Research is very important for any venture.

Once you have decided on a direction you need to decide whether you will hire people to set things up or do it yourself. If doing it yourself do you need training? Is it worth investing in yourself and paying for training which will pay dividends in the future and save on costs in the long run.

Just because you have selected the right company or product doesn’t seal the deal. You’re going to want to in order to make your business a reality. What is it going to take to get things off of the ground. What does your competition look like? Again, it’s research and more research.

Investing

First of all, will be the time investment required to get your business off the ground and make it grow. Businesses need investment of time and moneyHow much time you invest will be the difference in how quickly it grows and how soon it makes money.

You will also have to invest some money into your business opportunity, but you have to operate off of a budget. Have you worked out the costs. Website hosting, domain name buying, maybe a better laptop. If selling goods there will be packaging costs, besides the buying or making costs. A printer for invoices and address labels, with that comes the need for ink, paper, labels etc.

Many people get started and stake too much money from the beginning. This is a mistake.

Still, other people get their business going and decide that they don’t want to invest money when it comes time. This is also a mistake, as it could be what’s holding them back from getting things really going.

It’s great when things get going, but if you don’t have a record of it, you’re going to regret it. All outgoings and incomings must be noted and logged. You must make sure you keep well organised records, both for business purposes and tax purposes. This is extremely important.

Finances

Another common mistake that many people make is not separating their personal finances from your business finances. This is quite a major mistake as you could either end up underpaying or overpaying on tax. Finance Neither is good especially if they decide to randomly check YOUIR business. This has to be done correctly from the start or you’re going to have everything confused and disorganised.

Some people are soft when they start out, and they don’t operate with proper business sense. They are so anxious to get started with customers that guess what? They aren’t charging enough for their products and services. This is quite common especially in the crafting community. By under charging you are doing a disservice to yourself and other craft businesses trying to make a living.

It’s wrong to undercharge for anything as you will struggle to make money and when you realise this and try to put up the prices the customers you have will go elsewhere. You need to work out  proper price and stick with it.

Another mistake is continually having sales. Why? Because your customers that like your products will just wait for the next sale, knowing that once things are slow you will have a sale. How do I know? I made that mistake. Then when I complained on a forum that I only sold things when having a sale, another crafter said, it’s simple,  stop having sales! So I did and put up my prices which were too low and it went upwards from there.

Website

It’s that old favourite again, research. Look at the options, look at what they charge and what you get for your money.Your Website is Important. Build an amazing showcase!

Check around with other website owners. What is the support like, do they respond quickly? Do they actually fix problems? Are they easy to contact? Is the site easy to  use and set up with what you want? So much to know!

Many people fail to employ search engine optimization strategies and techniques as well. No one said you have to do it all yourself. Keep in mind though that it costs money to get someone to do it for you, unless you have a friend that can do it for free or cheaply. It is mandatory in order for people to see your site; it’s just part of the action. Good SEO means Google will index and move your site up the ranks so it gets seen better.

So you must familiarise yourself with the market, and you might be surprised at just how much you can do on your own.

Your business site needs to be easily navigable and very user-friendly.

I recommend Wealthy Affiliate. I would use them for hosting alone as it is very secure you get the use of ten sites, the support is fast and very good at fixing any problem rapidly. The training provided is top notch and the community is excellent.

Still want a business?

When it comes to operating a home-based business, it’s important that you avoid these and other common business mistakes  This is an exciting time, and you want to succeed. Continue to learn more information about these tips and others you read. Learn everything you can and then get started today setting your home-based business up the right way.

It’s hard work, there is much to learn but there is also a lot of information out there readily available to help you.

There is nothing better than working for yourself, choosing the hours to suit you, loving what you do and discovering that it doesn’t feel like work because you are having so much fun.

And of course you can go and visit friends and relatives, go on holiday and your business can go with you. No need to shut it down, do the minimal amount while you are on holiday but still keep earning.

I recommend Wealthy Affiliate as you can try it out for free. It is certainly worth checking out and comparing the quality and what it provides against other sites.

 

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Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Face your Fears

Everyone has fears and this is inevitable. It is part and parcel of life. However, what separates the winners from the masses who fail is the ability to acknowledge and face your fears and push through them. While conquering one’s deepest and darkest fears is not easy, it is definitely worth the effort. As an online marketer, there will be times when the skies seem gloomy and you wonder if it will all work out.

Financial insecurities, temporary setbacks and the usual challenges that life throws at you can be daunting. The majority of beginners will throw in the towel and quit the moment the going gets tough.They quit out of fear.

Don’t let Fear hold YOU back

But you’re different because you know better. When it comes to fear, you really only have 2 choices.

1. Forget Everything And RunForget everything and run. Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

Or

2. Face Everything And Rise

The choice is quite obvious. While the first one will be easy, it will leave you stranded in the muck and mire of mediocrity. Your dreams and goals will die from strangulation by fear. Choose the second option and you’ll push past your fear with grim determination.

When you come out on the other side, you’ll be emotionally stronger, mentally tougher and you’ll taste the fruits of success. There is no other way. You only have 2 options. Choose the second one. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Here we’ll look at 4 of the most common fears that plague many online marketers/entrepreneurs and how you can get past them.

1. Fear of the Unknown?

This is probably one of the biggest fears that entrepreneurs face. When you’re starting your own business, while you may have done your homework and prepared the best you can, there will ALWAYS be a certain degree of uncertainty. That’s just the way it is.

If you’re worried that you may not have the skills to create an online business, go ahead and do it anyway. Then learn as you go along. The best way to put an end to your fear of the unknown is to have faith in yourself, to believe in yourself and what you’re trying to achieve.

The next time you have doubts and fears, ask yourself why you’re feeling them. Look at them objectively, write them down and ask yourself what is the worst thing that could happen.

From that list decide what you would do if any of those things did happen. Once out in the open with a plan to solve any problems that might arise, it is easier to move forward.

2. The Fear of FailureFear of failure

This is another major fear that paralyse us.  The fear of failure has stopped more people in their tracks than any other fear. Usually this fear is disguised in many different ways. If you worry that all your efforts will go to waste when your online efforts earn you no money, that’s a fear of failure. Most people say that they just ‘don’t want to waste their time on something that won’t work.’

The hard truth is that you’ll never know unless you try. It may take you 3 years to build an online business that’s making you six figures a year. But guess what? If you don’t try because you’re afraid to fail, the time is going to pass anyway.

That same 3 years will go by and chances are your life will probably be the same. Whereas if you had moved forward with your goals, you just might be in the six figure income category. A lot of people fear failure because it will make them look bad in front of their friends and family.

What Others Think of you doesn’t Matter

it’s what you think of yourself that counts. In fact, you may notice that when you try to better yourself and do things that others don’t do, your friends and family will probably be your hardest critics and they’ll call it ‘concern’ or ‘tough love. They will complain you no longer have much time for them and will constantly try to lure you away. They will say you are wasting your time as you have no results from your efforts. Another one will be that you are wasting money that could be used on something else. If all else fails then will come ridicule. A lot of this won’t be overt, more a steady trickle to wear you down and feed any doubts, without you realising.

It can make them feel threatened and the only way for them to feel better is to drag you down to their level so that the status quo can be maintained.

As before ask yourself what you fear about failing, write everything down and then brainstorm ways to get past them. Then remind yourself that there are no limits on what you can do, only those you place upon yourself.

3. The Fear That You Are Not Good Enough

This is a major fear for many people in all walks of life.Am I Good Enough?

No one is good at everything but we tend to berate ourselves for things we cannot do rather than praising ourselves for those we do well.

  • Albert Einstein once said, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Never give up on yourself. Usually when you’re trying to build an online business, there will be a learning curve that you’ll have to go through. This is inevitable. You will make mistakes. You will buy products that are rubbish. And you will waste time and money. This too is normal and can’t be avoided. However, if you quit while at this stage because you feel like you’re not good enough, you’ll never succeed.

You only get better

as you keep learning and progressing. Many beginners look at the expert marketers and entrepreneurs feeling intimidated. They believe that the other people are smarter, richer and better than them. Don’t compare yourself with others.

Everybody started off as a beginner. You don’t become successful overnight. There is a journey that you have to go through to build your business to where you want it to be. Yes there will be failures but each one is another way you have learn’t not to do something. The more you learn, the better you’ll get.

The more mistakes you make the better. Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a part of success. You are good enough. You always have been. You just need to believe it.

4. The Fear That You’re Too Old

This is another big one. You may have heard terms like ‘Article marketing is dead or ‘The good ol’ days are over’ ‘You’re too old to start a business’… But are these statements even true? Of course not. Building a business online is here to stay and every single day there are people reaching their income goals. It’s never too late to start and now is as good a time as any. Age is no barrier to dreams and happiness.

You’re never too old to set new goals or dream new dreams.

Henry Ford was 45 when he created the Model T car. Ray Croc, started MacDonald’s at the age of 52 and Colonel Sanders was 62 when he franchised KFC.

I  was 54 when I started an online craft business and 63 when I looked for a new  challenge and started leaning about affiliate marketing.  I looked for many months to find a reputable company and narrowly avoided many scams doing so.

Perseverance paid off and 17 months later I have learnt and integrated an amazing amount of knowledge. I have built and run several websites and have a real passion for what I do. I can’t wait to get started every day and am always reluctant to stop because I love what I do so much. On Wealthy Affiliate where I ended up there are people in their 70’s and 80’s who are learning affiliate marketing and many in those age brackets who having been successfully doing it for years and still love it.

So as you can see, people have succeeded in life at all ages. You’re never too old. So cast this fear aside and pursue your dreams today.


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Release Your Fears

Release Your Fears

You probably already know this deep down.
You want to start a business but it just doesn’t seem to happen. So what has been preventing you from doing that?

Fear!

Wouldn’t it be good to release your fears that are holding you back?

What are those Fears?

1) It’s hard work 

and so much easier and more satisfying to daydream about how it could/should/will than actually making a start and doing the work.  We’ll discuss how to stay motivated and stick at your goals even when the going gets tough. Then there’s the matter of feeling it’s not the right time: you procrastinate instead of looking for other work. This just needs inspiration to get you moving and revved up ready to go.

2) You’re afraid

This is very common and it condemns so many of us to a dull and unexciting lifestyle. We fear taking that leap and putting ourselves out there. It’s easier to imagine ourselves as very successful,  pretending we will get around to it, rather than actually putting ourselves out there and risk having it all go horribly wrong. Fear of failure looms large at such times and we tend to procrastinate.

But if you want to be successful then you can’t continue to procrastinate you have to take the plunge!

Are You Procrastinating?

Some examples of procrastinating include:

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  • Spending ages researching, reading and taking courses on the topic instead of just getting stuck in. Continually needing more information to complete the plans to start. Working and reworking those business plans.research. Release your fears
  • There is nothing wrong with being thorough and getting it all laid out as much as possible but there comes a time when you need to make a start.

Working on projects and not completing them

  • You continually work on projects, spending a lot of time on each one but none get finished. Each time you get a new idea, the previous one is abandoned as not viable.
  • You just can’t somehow make it look really good.
  • Perfectionism is often just a delay tactic. Assess yourself!

Claiming the time isn’t right

  • We touched on this briefly but just to recap: the time is never right. You’re not travelling now because money isn’t good? Sure, save up some cash – but by then you’ll probably be at an exciting point in your career and not want to take a break. Then you’ll have a partner and not want to leave them. Then you’ll have a kid. There is never a good time to start a relationship, to get married, to have kids, to travel, to start a business. You do it anyway. And if you’re worried what other people might say? Then follow the advice to ‘ask for forgiveness, not permission’. Do it and worry about the consequences later. If it really means that much to you, then it is really the only option you have.

 Ignoring your own dissatisfaction. 

  • Do you know anyone in your life who clearly wants to be in a relationship and who ignores this fact by throwing themselves into their career? Every post on social media is about how excited they are about their new job, or about their travel. But you suspect that really, they just wish they had someone to go home to? In this case, they are trying to cover up one lacking area in their lives by focussing on the other. What about people who claim they are happy without pursuing their dream career because they have a family? But why not go for both? That way you can inspire your children and encourage them to follow their dreams.
  • Don’t make this mistake because you need to be fulfilled in every area of your life if you’re going to be truly happy.

Fear Setting or release your fears

If you still can’t overcome these psychological blocks though, then it time to employ a technique known as ‘fear setting’ that was described by Tim Ferriss in his book: The Four Hour Workweek.

The idea here is simple:

You are going to write down all of the things holding you back and all of the things you’re afraid of and then you’re going to present counter arguments, contingency plans and more to remove those fears. So take a moment to think about your goals and dreams and then write down all of the things that you want to accomplish. Write those goals and the steps you need to take as we discussed in the last chapter and then think about taking that first step right now. What’s holding you back? What are your fears? Be honest and thorough and make sure to include every possible concern.

Let’s say you want to start your own business. Here are some possible fears and concerns:

You don’t have the moneyNo Money

So look for something you can start up for minimal cost and do it alongside your job until you have built it up enough to leave and become your own boss. Nowadays is is the most usual way that people start a business.

Your partner is against the idea

They might be afraid that you will be successful and it will change you. Or they fear you won’t have enough time for them and your family and friends. Talking it through in depth and setting out boundaries may well get them onside. Point out that it’s for the future of your family. That while you may have less time at first, the ultimate goal is to have more family time to do more together.

You don’t have enough time!

This is a very common one. You are afraid you might have to give up the things you enjoy. Playing games online, watching TV, drinking with your friends. Being able to laze about on a weekend or days off.

If you are serious about a business and want to start it up alongside a job, then something has to go. You have to weigh up what’s more important to you, such as long term goals against short term gain.

Long term Goals: Looking forward to being your own boss and being able to work the hours you choose. Earning enough money to pay your bills and living costs easily, with plenty left over to do all the things you dream of. You have a winning mindset.

Short term gain: Nothing changes, you still see your friends, watch TV, play games and do nothing when you please. BUT nothing changes. The future looks exactly the same as the present, tied to a job and living for time off/weekends.

Your business might failBusiness Failure

This is true it might. What’s the worst that can happen? You have wasted a lot of time and need to change direction. If this happens, it is unlikely you will already have given up your job as the business would not have been earning enough.

So therefore you will continue working for someone else for longer. However, the dream is still alive and a possibility if you continue putting in the work.

You might lose your Job

Now this is a strong possibility in today’s climate whether you are starting a business on the side or not. This just means that it is more important to have alternative plans. Because of the Pandemic and lockdowns in most countries many real world businesses have closed.

Opportunities Abound!

Right now business is booming online, many savvy people are jumping on the bandwagon and starting their own online business.

Affiliate marketing is popular and growing at a great rate as so many companies are moving online entirely.

When I started I was concerned that there might be many of us fighting to represent a few companies. Have to say, I was shocked at the sheer numbers of companies there are online and now even more have moved online,  all needing affiliate marketers.

There are other alternatives too. Making and selling products yourself.

Dropshipping, where you advertise products on your website and once a customer orders you send that order on to the warehouse/company you are working with and they fulfil and post the order. Done and dusted!

Create graphics for people, build websites and look after them, write content for bloggers and the list goes on.

Just put “online work” or something similar into google and check it out.

What have you got to lose? Your fears and some time.

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Be sure to to research first, there are plenty of scam sites out there. If something looks too good to be true, it usually is.

If an “amazing opportunity” states: Up and running in 3 clicks/takes 5 minutes, so easy a newbie can do it and earning mega money, ie: thousands, within 2/12/24 hours, do NOT jump in.

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It has excellent training, a brilliant community and fantastic Site Support. Its free to join and you can get a basic website created quite quickly. That’s the easy bit. You have access to free training and can learn the basics.

If you join the Premium version after a week, you get the first month half price. It is worth it for the cost of hosting, support and security alone, without all the training and the community.

Is it easy? NO. Is it quick to earn? NO.

Like any business that is meant to last, you build a solid foundation, build out, diversify and keep growing. It might be 6 months before you start earning but more likely longer, it all depends upon how much time and effort you put into it. Pretty much like anything really. Time and effort equals progress.


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6 Common Mistakes when starting a Business

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When you start up a home business, it’s a great opportunity to work on something that you’re passionate about.

 

Perhaps something that has been a hobby but has grown to more than that but you want to avoid making mistakes that will hold you back.

 

To help in that aim I have discovered 6 common mistakes when starting a business that are often made. They can be made without realising it, which can make the journey to success take longer than it needs to be.

What is a niche?

A niche is the idea you want to build your business around. The first idea you have can be a broad subject that you need to narrow down to a much smaller part of that subject and that is your niche.

There are so many business niches, once you start looking.

It’s the focused part of a wider niche, like running. This is a very broad niche and popular, so you need to narrow it down to a particular aspect of it, such as the trainers. Even this may be too broad. It would be something you would need to research.concept, 6 Common Mistakes when starting a Business

There are so many niches to choose from that it can be quite tough to decide which one to choose. Unless you already have an idea, it can be overwhelming to narrow it down to a specific niche and then possibly narrow it down further with the choice you make.

In today’s world, it is important to be knowledgeable about your chosen niche as you need to write/blog about it. On a website you blog to connect to people interested in the same thing. Over time you build trust that brings people back to read more and perhaps try your recommendations.

You become an expert by being knowledgeable about your chosen niche. The more you research and write, the more you know about your niche choice.

Mistakes to avoid.

There are a number of common mistakes that many new business entrepreneurs make when they first get started. Here are a few of the more common ones.

These are just simple things that you might not even consider if you are new to the world of business.

1. Not Taking It Seriously

Probably the biggest mistake is not taking your new business seriously. If you don’t take it seriously how can you expect others to take it and you seriously?

So many people start a home business thinking of it as only a hobby or a sideline. But if you treat your home business like a hobby/sideline, that’s all it will ever be.

If that’s what you prefer, it’s fine but then it’s not really a business.

2. Not Using The Internet Enough.

The internet is the world’s largest marketplace and if you’re not online enough, then you’re missing out on a massive potential audience. Depending upon what your business is, this can be tricky finding the right balance. If you are a crafter selling your wares, then you need plenty of time for making too. But equally it’s no good making a lot of stock with no customers to buy them.A pile of books

Your home business can be trading online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The internet makes it possible to reach out to customers from all over the world. There are many easy to use platforms that can get your business online quickly and easily when you start out.

There are also many training courses, free and paid that will help you learn, everything else you need to know, as you go along.

Using the Internet Too Much

It can also be easy to get into the habit of constantly researching online rather than actually getting down to writing blog posts.

Under the guise of research it is too easy to waste time looking around and get caught up in looking at other things that aren’t related to your business.

While the internet is a great tool, it can also be a great time waster too.

3.

Too Little Usage of Social Media Enough

If you want or have an internet based business then you need to utilise the internet to the full.

social media

Yes it’s good to build your site, add content, get the keywords right, the SEO etc but that does take time to get up the ranks in google for your site to be seen.

Build a following on social media, work at it and the numbers will rise. Each of the platforms have their uses, so learn about them and utilise each one to the full.

Again this will take time but in the long run will pay dividends.

It is an excellent tool for business but can also be a great time waster if you aren’t disciplined enough.

4. Focusing Anywhere but Your Audience

This is a common mistake because when you’re starting up a home business it feels like it’s about you. After all, its your baby, your idea that you want to nurture and grow.

But it’s not.

It’s about your audience!  It’s how you can provide a solution for what they need, solve a problem they might have or find something they want. Then hopefully at some point,  they will realise that you are on their side and genuinely want to help regardless of whether you benefit or not.

When they do come to understand this, they will be more likely to buy from you or someone you recommend.

5. Not Doing Your Research

You may think that you’re setting up the best home business ever started, but is there a market for it? You may love it but do others?

How often are google searches made for this particular product or niche? Are there many already doing this, if so can the demand sustain it.

Is it a seasonal business? Then maybe its good as a secondary business/product/niche.

To begin with though, you want something that’s known as  an evergreen niche. Something that is always popular all year round and will continue to be popular for years to come.

6. Lack of Any Marketing And Advertising

online marketing.So many small businesses, home businesses and otherwise, totally overlook marketing and advertising. You can’t have a business without letting people know that it exists. You can use display advertising, email marketing, social media, pay per click, content marketing and more to promote your business.

However you do it, you have to do it or you’ll have no business.

When I started my first online craft business 10 years ago, I naively thought I would set up shop and the customers would appear by magic. Not surprisingly, I was very wrong. That was the start of a very long journey to learn all I needed to know.

Conclusion:

Starting a new business is exciting at the start. You have the idea and want to rush to get it up and running to start earning. It’s once you get right into it that you realise it’s not as easy as that. In fact it’s hard work and earnings are looking a very long way off.believe in yourself.

Taking the time for research and working out a plan of action is a good start. Ensuring your chosen niche is a popular one that it comes up in google search a lot is also important. Having a niche that is also a passion of yours is a major key, as you will always have something to write about.

Read blogs about starting a business, not just this one but others too. Each person will give a different angle as they have a different world view. You will find some that resonate more than others with you.

The important thing is that you go into it with your eyes wide open to the pros and cons, understand it will be hard work and have enough knowledge to avoid the basic mistakes.

I wish you all the luck in the world.


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There are No Limits

There are no limits on reaching success only those in your own mind. This is sometimes referred to as the Glass Ceiling. But what creates that glass ceiling in our minds, preventing success, limiting us?

What is the glass ceiling?

From Wikipedia

  • A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.
  • The metaphor was first coined by feminists in reference to barriers in the careers of high-achieving women. In the US, the concept is sometimes extended to refer to obstacles hindering the advancement of minority women, as well as minority men. Minority women often find the most difficulty in “breaking the glass ceiling” because they lie at the intersection of two historically marginalized groups: women and people of color. East Asian and East Asian American news outlets have coined the term “bamboo ceiling” to refer to the obstacles that all East Asian Americans face in advancing their careers

Now the term is also used to refer to the limits we have in our own minds, referred to as limiting beliefs.

Where do they come from?

We listen and overhear comments and statements from a young age and many of these take root.

Ask yourself how much you CAN earn in a week, a month, a year.Box of cash There are No Limits

Do you find yourself holding back, not wanting to be greedy? Do you say, that’s too much?

First ask yourself, Why is it too much?

If you work hard it is not wrong to expect to be paid what you are worth. We do have a tendency though to set a limit, even if we are unaware of it until we ask ourselves the question.

What is too much? £1,000 a month, £2,000, £5,000, £10,000?

Which number did you balk at, if none go higher and keep going until you feel uncomfortable. Once you do, then you know the limit you have subconsciously placed upon yourself.

Okay, now try this. Take the number you became uncomfortable at, say £5,000 a month. Now double it and keep repeating it to yourself. Tell yourself ‘I can earn £10,000 a month’. The more you repeat it the less uncomfortable you will feel.

Does it feel okay now? Yes? Now double it again! Repeat the same procedure until you feel comfortable, until it no longer seems to be an outrageous amount. Now you have broken through that glass ceiling you didn’t know was there.

If you still feel uncomfortable or are keeping the sum low, then the chances are that you have a Limiting belief in that area.

What is a Limiting Belief?

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It is surprising how much we can hold ourselves back without even realising it. So much that we pick up from others becomes stuck in our subconscious and dictates our lives.

We are limited by much that we see and rules we are given every day but we know about those. It’s those that are hidden in our subconscious, created in the past, by parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers and more. Those who were part of our everyday lives who would perhaps say things in jest that we took seriously. Parents and other adults would make comments unaware a child is listening and could be affected.

Even now, as an adult we can take things on board that unknowingly bolster a previous limiting belief or form a new one.

Read about limiting beliefs in this post HERE!

And about Limiting Beliefs Here!

How can you tell?

Every time something comes up that you feel uncomfortable with, the chances are it’s a limiting belief. We have so many that we never ever know about. For so many people it stops them becoming successful as they subconsciously sabotage themselves unknowingly.

Have you tried to run a business in the past, perhaps got to a certain point and gave up just before you could have become successful? Signed up for training, got really excited knowing this could be it, that this time you could actually succeed, then for one reason or another, stopped, dropped out, gave up right before the end.

I bet the reasons seemed valid at the time. Took too much time up, didn’t get enough time with your family or friends. It was too hard. You weren’t clever enough, not good enough to make it, you don’t have what it takes.

Sound familiar?

Sometimes those we are closest too can put obstacles in the way because of their subconscious fears. Fears that we might change, outgrow them, leave them behind in some way. Often they don’t even understand they are doing it themselves. It comes down to their limiting beliefs.

 

The Good News.

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The good news is that we can overcome this conditioning that set so many limits without us realising it. You can search the internet/google ‘Limiting Beliefs’ and come up with a wealth of information.

Everyone, it seems, has a solution. You just have to wade through it and find what works for you. Some say you can do this with affirmations but it seems unlikely if these are long held beliefs and probably there are many you have no idea are tucked away in there.

What you need is not to know necessarily what they are, though it helps, but to have something that will help get rid of them without it taking months or years. Some people go the therapy route which can take years,  others affirmations/reading books/watching every video they find, this can take many months and stretch into years too.

How do I know? I have been a seeker of knowledge for many years. I must admit though, it is much easier now with search engines at our fingertips making the knowledge more easily accessible.

  • “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” — Tony Robbins *

What are the solutions?

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There are many if you google how to remove limiting beliefs, you will discover a great variety of ways to do so.

I am a firm believer in using methods that feel right to me. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because we are all very different.

I have personally used Ho’oponopono an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. It has been modernised, without losing the essence, to be more useful in the modern world.

You can read about it on my other website HERE.

However, you should do your own research and check what is available before deciding.

For those that haven’t ever quite managed to be successful and reading this post have realised this may be their problem, it’s an area worth exploring.

I know this is somewhat different than the usual affiliate marketing/ business start up/working from home type of post but I feel it is a subject that should be considered.

Perhaps you know of someone who tried and got close to success many times and inexplicably gave up or who sabotaged themselves many times. When you consider this happening to others and perhaps yourself it becomes a sensible step to explore the subject.

Just remember, There are No Limits, only those we impose on ourselves.


 

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