The best way to start a business is what you do like to do. What are you good at? Is it plumbing? Pickup up Trash? Don’t laugh. I saw a program on TV how a woman who was a refugee from El Salvador, started a carting business and now is one of the biggest in the Houston area. Like the woods? What about Tree’s? Start a tree service. Believe it or not they can do pretty well. Ask Long Island’s own Peter Colgan of Colgan Tree Service and Landscaping. He is an aborist and loves what he does.
I thought the headline for this post would grab someone’s attention. You may have heard it more commonly called Analysis Paralysis.
What I am referring to is that you have a deep burning to analyze every single angle. Everything that could possible go wrong with a deal, or business venture you are thinking of getting involved in, you have flow charts that cover your entire floor.
When of the things I noticed is that what can inhibit a person from succeeding in business is an insatiable lust for money. You would actually try and sell you mom undergarments that are not stitched correctly. Now that’s a disgusting thought
When you look at a customer, all you see is dollar signs and you want to figure out how much can you pull out of the moron and how little you can give. I am going to give you something that I mindfully meditate on, day and night.
Under Promise and Over Deliver
You are setting yourself up if you promise your customer your first born. This always lead to disaster. If the product or service you sell cannot stand on its own, the either dump it or fix it. You see, if what you do solves a problem, then if you deliver above that, you will develop a life long customer.
My previous Part 1, I really took a swing at Amway (Sorry to you Amroids) which may have been a little unfair. One of the things that I learned is to take personal responsibility, for my actions. Yea, the typical networking marketing love bombing and inferred lack of success anyone has if they do not see that their deal is the Holy Grail, that is directed your way, may work if you are not sure of yourself and what you are doing in life.
Even Dr’s, Lawyers and every type of professional are susceptible to this of mind games. They could be making 200k a year and some loser in a busted down Tercel will tell them that they have no dream….. AND THEY LISTEN!, Just ask my friend, Rich, from Window Tinting Long Island. I spoke with him recently about his foray into the dark realms of mind controlling network marketing.
It was like he experienced that dismal drama yesterday as he spoke about this life episode with such clarity. I was chasing the dream, he said to me. They knew how to take advantage of that deep desire to succeed and be excepted.
Rich further elaborated that when your emotions supersede common business sense, that is your heading towards the tsunami of financial ruin. Little did he know that years later he would find solace in a home window tinting business.
Hello guys, Tom here sipping on my pina colada just getting my fingers relaxed and ready to spit out my mind.
The thing that I have been learned is the need to look at things from other people’s perspective. This is the secret to success I believe. You see not everyone thinks like you do and if all you did was hang out and communicate with people who think like you, then you have limited your sphere of influence to those ridiculously boring friends that you imitate some semblance of life.
Being a successful entrepreneur did not come overnight for me. I did all of the things you should do and more the of the things you should never do.
First thing you should never do to become successful is