In an earlier post in the Save Your Small Business series I talked about planning. Before that I spoke about tips and strategies for finding success here and here. Today I want to talk about quitting. In the small business world I see a lot of people give up the minute the water gets a little choppy. They started their journey dipping a toe in to test the waters and when the reality of being in business for yourself isn’t all warm and welcoming they run for the hills in hopes of finding something that is easier to find success with.
I wondered what would happen if we had that same attitude as parents? What would it be like if the minute little Johnny paid homage to the porcelain God’s with your favorite necklace caused you to walk away in search of a kid that was easier to parent? Not going to happen, right? Instead of running, we regroup, rally the troops, educate ourselves and find solutions.
From the moment my children were born, I knew that no matter how hard things got, I wouldn’t ever give up on them. I knew that we were in it for the long hall and that we could get through anything, and honestly we’ve been through some difficult times. But from the start I knew that there would be times I would have to be innovative, patient and do things that I really didn’t want to do. I knew I would cry and I knew I would laugh. But most of all I knew I would never quit on them. [Tweet “When#SmallBiz owners approached their biz like they do their role as parents its a win! #Focus #Success #Advice”]
The result was that every obstacle and every difficult situation was met with an open mind and a quiet determination, and most of all there was a knowing that we would find a solution that would make everything ok.
So this brings me to the question, what could we accomplish, what could we do and where would we be if each “opportunity” were met with the same mindset.
What if quitting wasn’t an option?
What would you be willing to do in your business if you believed, with the conviction of a mother, that you would never quit?
- Would you pick up the phone?
- Would you try something new?
- Would you walk through the fear?
- Would you do whatever it took to find a better way?
The best way to save your small business from closing it’s doors is to have the mindset of a mother and commit. Commit to yourself, to your “baby” and to the future; And do whatever it takes to approach every challenge with the same determination. [Tweet “To succeed in your #smallbiz every obstacle must be met with an open mind and quiet determination”]
~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and lifestyle blogger as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com