“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
Good morning and Welcome!
At the moment I am experiencing everything I most hate in the world – noise, dust, chaos and uncertainty. When I moved to my new town I knew I was leaving my client base and as not all my work is virtual, even though I go “home” every second week, I am going to be earning less money. The 12 points on Attitude in last week’s blog post are really helping because I can feel my attitude shifting. When I hear the noise and feel the dust I think to myself: “something’s happening out there and the work will soon be finished”; or “when the alterations are complete my house is going to be beautiful”. As far as the work is concerned I have had to pick myself up, dust myself off, ask myself what it is I really want to do, set new goals and get going again.
This week on the business front, I have done cold calling, have made enquiries about joining our local Business Chamber (we don’t seem to have breakfast groups here), am thinking about starting my own breakfast group, sent out marketing letters, contacted past clients to tell them I am settled and have a fully functional office and I KNOW without a doubt that this period of inactivity was intended and something I had to experience and probably needed!
Often in our businesses, we wonder to ourselves whether it is worthwhile continuing when the chips are down and our bottom line is not what it should or could be. These turning points, I believe, are brought our way on purpose. They form our character making us stronger and they make us re-evaluate our reasons for working for ourselves. I know without a doubt that I want to still work for myself as a Virtual Assistant and would ultimately like to mentor other Virtual Assistants that are struggling. Our attitudes play the hugest part in our success or defeat – the choice is ultimately ours!
Napoleon Hill says:
“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
If you are in difficulty look for the light; it’s always there!
See you on line,