Sometimes trying to be both a resource and a support system can be a challenging line to straddle. Just-Touchwood.com wants to motivate you, help you, inspire you and make you the smartest, most successful person YOU can be.
Anyone who thinks it is easy to have a dream, you will make sacrifices with money, relationships and time. Here’s the thing about it, too: For all that hard work, YOU will succeed but YOU have to truly “believe” in it ……….keep going because just when you are thinking of giving up is when things normally are about to turn for you. I truly believed I would be successful in my business, there were curve balls, detours but I kept my focus by surrounding myself with Motivational people, Success Education tools & skills were put in place for me to learn & Grow.
Ahhhhhh! What!? Fail!? Me, the greatest, most talented entrepreneur ever!? hahaha
Bare in mind, though, that failure is sort of an ambiguous term in the entrepreneurial world. If growing your traffic, building your following, establishing relationships with brands and networking with your peers isn’t something you want to achieve from your website, and you’re just doing it for fun or a hobby – then congrats, you will never fail! Love what YOU do and YOU will SUCCEED
What I’m here to tell you is: don’t be afraid to fail. Work your you-know-what off to make things happen and to achieve your goals – but don’t freak out if Plan A in your marketing is a total bust. Seriously. I came across this list of 26 well known people who had failed first before they finally succeeded. I was no different….. YOUare no different, the things that have happened in YOUR life so far have bought you here where YOU are making a conscious decision to make YOUR life better for YOU and YOUR Family. This is a link of successful people who have never given up on what they were wanting to achieve. http://www.businessinsider.com/
Here are just a few of our favourite notable success stories:
Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected by 27 different publishers. He’s now one of the most popular children’s book authors ever.
Charlie Chaplin’s (1899-1977) act was rejected by executives because they thought it was too obscure for people to understand. But then they took a chance on Chaplin, who went on to become America’s first bona fide movie star.
Marilyn Monroe’s first contract with Columbia Pictures expired because they told her she wasn’t pretty or talented enough to be an actress. She kept plugging away and is one of the most iconic actresses and sex symbols of all time.
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her television reporting job because they told her she wasn’t fit to be on screen. But Winfrey rebounded (http://www.oprah.com/
Vera Wang failed to make the U.S. Olympic figure-skating team. Then she became an editor at Vogue and was passed over for the editor-in-chief position. She began designing wedding gowns (http://www.biography.com/
The first time Jerry Seinfeld went on stage, he was booed away by the jeering crowd. Eventually, he became a famous comic with one of the most-loved sitcoms ever.
J.K. Rowling was unemployed, divorced and raising a daughter on social security while writing the first Harry Potter novel. She is now internationally renowned for her seven-book Harry Potter series and was the first female billionaire author.
We aren’t here to be the judges or the police of who is failing and who is succeeding. We can’t exactly quantify it, and in most cases it will come down to a personal decision based on what you think is best. You may find yourself uninspired by your content and want to expand, narrow your focus, or change directions. Go for it!
There’s no rule that says your first attempt (or second, or third…) has to be the one. The worst thing you can do for yourself and your entrepreneurial mind set is spend time on something that isn’t making you happy or isn’t delivering what you wanted to get out of it. There’s always time to start over, re-vamp, re-do, and wipe the slate clean. (This is the Vera Wang way, apparently!)
Here’s the other side of the coin: If you’re completely happy and motivated and excited about what you’re doing – and no one else is – whatever! Just keep doin’ your thing (Like Monroe and Seinfeld). Other people will always want to put in their opinion, to judge you or try to convince you that they know what’s best. It’s your life, and what becomes of it is completely in your control.
So what’s my point here? Don’t be discouraged. Sometimes failure is just success that hasn’t happened yet.
ching ching cheers - Noelene Karlsen – www.just-touchwood.com