As I find myself curled up on my kitchen floor after a long and unsuccesSfull work day. Rethinking all the mistakes I have made in my business. The clients I should I have responded to earlier, the large purchases I made that were impacting my financial security. The relationships I held onto that were negatively affecting my business. All the advice I had received from outsiders on how to run my business.
How could I get to this point. The most unsettling feeling, of watching your dreams and life crush before you. Continuing to dwell “I have tried all the advice from friends, on running a successful business”
“Why, am I still failing?”
Still positioned in my breakdown position, My phone rings. I answer it with a tone, only a close friend can recognize. I continue my breakdown to Rishi ( Another entrepreneur). To my surprise the most amazing, inspiring advice, broke me from my horrible and miserable state.
” why are you taking advice, from people who have never been in your position?”
Holy HELL!!….he is 100% right. How could I be taking advice, and running my business, on advice from people who have never owned and operated their own business. What a BIG mistake..But what a HUGE BREAKTHROUGH.
I realized, the mistakes I have made ( clearly not all of them) were based on friends opinions, what they believed would make a success. Friends who work for employers, go to work, and leave their work far far away from home. Friends who don’t know or understand all the extra work involved in the advice. The paper work, bills, payroll. etc…etc.. Let me add in I love my friends and family dearly, I respect their love for giving me advice. In reality some of it is just not realistic for my situation.
The importance of me sharing my experience and breakdown to all you entrepreneur’s curled up in misery and over thinking on the kitchen floor.
BUILD A STRONG SOCIAL NETWORK OF ENTREPRENEUR FRIENDS
People who probably will not be running the same business plan as you, but will be venturing through the same paperwork, climbing the same mountains, sharing similar achievements. Think of all that you have learned on your journey. How much advice could you give?…….
So why not take advice from someone that has finished climbing the mountain, that you are packed and stumbling on.
Building face to face relationship’s with other entrepreneur’s is the most ideal, giving you the opportunity to escape the office during a break down to meet for coffee, but online networking and groups are of large importance to.
I have attached a few links, of must join groups. The first link is from Forbes, a book I highly suggest downloading th APP for. It has giving me advice, support, and motivation. The link will give you names of organizations to join.
This link is the top 16 linkedin social networks that every entrepreneur should be a part of . http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7185-entrepreneur-linkedin-groups.html
GET OUT THERE…be the SUCCESS you can be..
STOP taking advice from by-standers,
JOIN an entrepreneur social network group.