Are You Hungry?
Many have dreams of starting their own business. Some act on those dreams while most don’t. The ones who act may send out some mailings a couple of times, not get the results they seek and then quit. That is not hunger, it’s called desire.
In order to have a successful business, you have to be hungry. You have to be so committed that you will do whatever it takes to be successful. Committed to whatever it takes means that if you try one thing and it does not work, then you try another. If THAT doesn’t work, then you try again and, if that doesn’t work you … keep trying! You don’t quit.
Businesses don’t fail, only business owners fail. You may need to change your strategy or your message until you find what works.
If you knew you could not fail in your business, would you proceed? That’s right, you can’t fail. If you’re hungry enough and you keep at it, it will work!
When I lost my partnership in a law firm and found myself as a single mother with an 18-month-old and awaiting my second child, I had no choice. I was hungry! I wanted to feed my kids, I wanted to put a roof over our heads and I wanted to provide them a good life.
It took me 5 years to figure out what works. But once I got it … I got it … and my business grew steadily. That is why I am so committed to helping nurse business owners shorten their ramp up time.
One of the mistakes I didn’t realize I was making early on was that I was not committed to whatever it takes. I was committed unless. I had a back door.
I was hoping to get a job as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration. Unbeknownst to me, having that back door really prevented me from going full force and doing whatever it takes to make my business successful.
As nurses, we can always find a job and have a decent income. It keeps us in our comfort zone and stuck. While it is great that nurses have those opportunities, your desire has to be much stronger than sitting in your comfort zone. Your hunger should be focused on what you truly want not what you don’t want.
How committed are YOU? How hungry are you to have your business be profitable and successful? I’d love to read your comments below.