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Online Home Business Entrepreneur - Bucking Up
One of the most detrimental 'habits' or 'traits' for
anyone doing anything is a sense of entitlement. Nobody owes
you anything other than what they have literally agreed to.
It is particularly harmful to people who are learning to
start their own business if they believe someone else is
responsible for their success or failure.
Being new, being computer illiterate, etc are not valid
excuses where we are entitled to someone else doing our work
(unless they have agreed specifically to do so or we are
paying them). If we don't know something then we need to
learn it. 'Information is power' is certainly true, that
is if we use the information to take action. If there is
free training available certainly take advantage of it. If
necessary pay for training through a community college
(online) or some other online resource that is free or
We must take responsibility for our own actions. If we buy
something then we should understand everything about it -
what are the guarantees, refund policies, etc. If the
purchase is a big one, then we are responsible to find out
what the reputation of the seller is. What are the features
and specifications? Do they meet our needs?
People seem to really have a sense of entitlement when
something has been given to them free, which is ironic.
Rather than to appreciate what has been given to them and to
use it fully to our benefit, we will demand that people
provide services or products that they have not offered once
we see they are givers. It says a lot about someone if they
are greedy and unappreciative.
If we are logical we will understand that in order to afford
to give their property away for free, that there must be
something in it that might possibly promote their business.
For example they give you something free if you will read
their newsletter or advertising (represent a prospective
sale) - or they give you something free with the hope that
you will upgrade the service or product which might result
in some income for their business.
Unless they say they are a charitable organization then you
might assume that they are in business to make money - just
like you hope to be. There is no crime in that and nobody
deserves to be called names or accused of anything for
trying to do business - as long as they are honest about
Entitlement can really get ugly if the person is not able to
achieve what they anticipated in the time they think is
reasonable. Then they will blame their sponsor, the
program, the government, their parents, etc. Never taking
Starting a business is a gamble. If you know going in that
you are the one who is responsible to make it work and that
if it doesn't work then you are still the responsible
party, you will do much better with your business. This is
because for one thing being responsible gives you control.
As well, maybe the fact that you realize you are responsible
and have control will cause you to take the appropriate
actions necessary to make it work, rather than sitting back
and waiting for somebody else to do it.
About 'sitting back and waiting' this is a fatal error
under any circumstances with any business. You need to be
engaged on a daily basis. Don't be fooled by pie in the sky
descriptions of home business or 'autopilot' - yes some
things are automatic but you are the one that needs to pay
attention to make sure it is working right, and to promote
your business. You need to be very aware even if you are
paying someone to do something for you, that it is in fact
being done correctly and that there are statistics to prove
it. There is no such thing as 'wealth without work'.
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