I just received an email from a good friend and former (or ongoing) client. This is what it said:
I just went out and got 6 local businesses to let me look at their websites and make recommendations, in return they will give me ringing endorsements and testimonials so I can [get] started… I also posted on craigslist, I also applied for my local Rotary…Nate when I started I was shaking in my shoes! By the end of my trip down main street with my 6 yes and 2 no’s, I was singing!! I gave out my business cards to everyone and I now remember how good all this feels!! (bold added for emphasis)
Thanks again, I’ll keep you posted!
What can we learn from this email? How can it relate to YOUR BUSINESS? Why is having a positive attitude crucial to your business success? Is a positive attitude enough?
The point is, in order to see success in ANY endeavor, you have to learn to not let fear hold you back. I recently read an article that said “Fear is the antithesis of faith.” Faith is confidence; confidence is key. The only way to gain confidence, in my opinion, is by making a few mistakes, learning from them, making adjustments, and then taking the “bull by the horns” and making it happen.
As you can see by the quote above, my friend was “shaking in her shoes”. Like all of us when we do something new, she was nervous – afraid of the unknown. What were people going to think? What if they said no? My answer to those questions…WHO CARES! Nike’s “Just Do It!” slogan is so fitting for business owners. You just have to step out, take a risk, and EXPECT SUCCESS! Having a positive attitude, in and of itself, will not pay the bills – you have to TAKE ACTION and DO!
To make this post a bit more fun and to encourage readers to “step out and be heard”, MollerMarketing.com will be doing a drawing. Anyone that makes a valid comment letting us know what you’ve done to “Step Out of Your Comfort Zone” will qualify for the following:
- 2 Free Text Links on MollerMarketing.com (PR4 Website with High Traffic)
- 1 Free SEO Review of your website. (30 minutes via phone)
Look forward to hearing from you.