Perseverance is falling down 7 times and standing up 8 according to Japanese Proverb. For home business owners this could not be more true and the following post is about helping you find longevity and success through a spirit of Perseverance and determination.
When you enter a home business the fear in your gut is always one of failure but you hope for success. Today we will explore ideas on shaping success through Perseverance despite fear.
For nearly 17 years now I have been helping people find success in Home Business and along the way I have seen thousands of people fail but how do you define failure? What creates failure and what is it that separates the winners from losers?
My best assumption based on helping write hundreds of success stories and seeing thousands fail is the lack of Perseverance is the leading cause of failure. Simply put people quit moving forwards. Some get stuck in a rut settling for mediocre results and call it a business and others simply quit and spend a lifetime wondering what might have been. I have seen so many come so close to success, making all the right moves and then hitting an invisible barrier they set for themselves.
What are some barriers home business owners need to persevere through?
For home business owners it is often a fear of loss that drives failure more than anything. People come into a home-based business with unrealistic expectations. They think they can make it in 6 months so they give themselves just six months to turn a profit.
Many see promises of no-cost and low-cost start-ups but fail to realize that there are tons of hidden expenses like training cost and advertising, taxes, licensing, and sometimes you may see these expenses over a sustained time instead of all at once. They set a financial line in the sand and won’t budge from it despite time, not money will tell.
Mostly though, just can’t see failure as success, and thus to them, it is one failure after another instead of one learning step. One of my favorite images all time is one of a miner on the top shaft turning around inches from a gold mine and a miner in the next shaft over finding success through one more swing. THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY FAIL IS TO QUIT!
Perseverance is about staying at it when failures add up knowing that the lessons learned will add up and lead you to your dreams sooner rather than later.
It takes a great deal of training to learn any business be it from Home or Offline. Even people who have graduated from prestigious business schools have found the school of hard knocks more than they had stomach for. I have personally seen people with online marketing degrees because the training they had didn’t fit with our reality and they were unwilling to accept that they needed a lifetime of learning and didn’t instantly know everything.
With a little Perseverance in education, you cut the number of personal failures in half. Find a mentor and let them show you their mistakes so you can make new ones of your own and you will soon surpass them. Fail to learn these vital lessons and you will find massive failure and will need to preserver through more obstacles than needed.
Going Viral a Short Film Lab Example:
Below I will be sharing some examples and quotes related to persevering in life as well as business but first I want to share a quick video example of how to succeed as a social media influencer through trial, error, and trial again. Watch as the Film Lab team dramatizes the path from zero to Going Viral, it’s a journey from internet nobody to internet influence with perseverance until success.
How Longevity Has Shaped My Business And Will Continue to Shape My Life.
I started my Home Business in January 2004. With only 14 years of offline management experience and no real formal education in marketing and no extensive experience with the internet in general I know the learning curve would be sharp. I had failed in several offline businesses by running out of cash before running out of a dream in a seasonal market.
Still, I knew being an Entrepreneur was the life for me and my young family. So I started learning to affiliate marketing through new-found friends in an online forum called Adland Pro. Adland is still in operation today and offers a wealth of opportunity and one of the web’s largest online classifieds advertising destinations. I cut my teeth recruiting into make money online programs by recruiting out of Adland and the original MySpace.
By late 2004 I was a new blogger, and I had picked a few winners but mostly losers as I began program hopping looking for some fast cash everyone was promising.
I did OK in the fast cash of program launches but I also spent money as fast as I made it because fast money in, is fast money out due to the high cost of promoting new launches. I was putting back 80-90% of every dollar and never really getting much further ahead because I wasn’t building for the future. So I started blogging about my marketing journey and lessons I learned through my old Blogger weblog AMN Letter or Anderson Marketing News. I still own the old blog but don’t link to it because I don’t support Blogger as a viable platform any longer.
The decision to start a blog began a change in my home business life. I was starting to build a following, spending fewer dollars on traffic generation, was working with a regular team, and more. By the time I started MyViralBlog.com on the WordPress Platform hosted on my own domain and hosting I was starting to see great traffic and more money and above all more profits.
That was around 2005-2006 and by 2009 MVB was making over 700K visitors a month and I was able to promote our other business interest a Search Engine and Social Media Network hybrid called Kooiii. I went from hustling for bucks from forums and social sites to people coming to me in the hundreds of thousands and with money in hand. I was a CEO in a real online business and profits were not easy but they came every month. My Perseverance was paying off. I no longer program hop, I have a strong business sense, and despite a few health setbacks I have something to rebuild on.
10 Quick Quotes of Perseverance and Success.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison
“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson
“Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.” – Lord Chesterfield
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown
”We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller
In order to persevere one must be persistent in every effort they make for success. If you find a crack or rock in the path cross it with a skip and a jump because a mountain lies ahead to climb. You can choose to climb mountains or go around them but you must not use them as an excuse to turn back or stop. If you find a wall, build a door, find a forest start a trail but don’t stop until your goals and dreams are your reality. This is your home business success story now go with perseverance and write it.
Andy Zeus Anderson