So last week I was catching up on a slew of emails that have been coming in steady with questions from subscribers like you and one of these emails got me all fired up.

Wanna know why?

Because this person (let’s call her Stella) was whining, ranting and making all kinds of excuses about how ”online marketing is so, so very difficult” and how ”growing her business is just not her destiny”.

Total. Melodramatic. Chaos.

And when I say melodramatic chaos, I mean Stella wrote me a full 2-page email rant. And typically, I’m very empathetic with fellow entrepreneurs because I SO get it.

Building a business can be super overwhelming, stressful and frustrating and it’s totally okay to rant… as long as you do something about it.

So I shared 3 strategies she could implement right away to eradicate her overwhelm and grow her business. Her response? The olewoe is me; I simply can’t do it because I don’t have the time, the energy or the resources attitude.

I’m telling you this story because, in my experience, there are two types of entrepreneurs. The ones who are fully committed to succeeding no matter what and the ones who make excuses when things don’t work out how and when they want.

You can always tell one group from the other when there are big changes in the marketplace. The whiners come out of the woodwork with a ”woe is me” attitude (you know the type), while the committed ones buckle down and figure it out.

My point is that every single day you get to choose what type of entrepreneur you are going to be and as we reach the end of the year I want you to re-evaluate your commitment to your business and to yourself. More importantly, I want you to tap into the stories you are telling yourself over and over again about your abilities, your future, and your resources.

Are you going to take your business seriously, buckle down and make it happen?

Or are you going to blame Mark Zuckerburg, your bank account, Wiki Leaks, your in-laws and the internet for not allowing you to break through and grow your business this new year?

The brilliant Marie Forleo says, ”Everything is figureoutable.”

And I couldn’t agree more because here’s the thing, darling…

You can keep convincing yourself that you don’t have the skills, the large fan base, the team, the time, the budget, the accolades or the resources…

OR you can trust that everything is figureoutable in 2017 and then go out and do the work!

I’ll leave you with a paragraph from one of my favorite business books, Rework.

”I don’t have enough time/money/people/experience. Less is a good thing. Constraints are advantages in disguise. Limited resources force you to make do with what you’ve got. There’s no room for waste. And that forces you to be creative.” – Rework p.76 (Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson).

I hope you choose the later. 😉



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