Saturday, February 08, 2014

How Do Entrepreneurs Thrive?

I do what I love and love what I do.
I give my very best everyday in everyway.
I am inspired by the work I do and those I serve.
I value highly my time, energy, creativity and service.

If you are an entrepreneur or someone who uses the services of a therapist, life coach, personal trainer, artist, service provider, musician, hair stylist, consultant, or anyone who handles their own business, sales person and more.
Their income comes entirely from those who pay for services. 
Their appointments with you pay for rent, utilities, office equipment, gas mileage as well as their family.
To succeed they must be highly motivated, disciplined and constantly gaining more knowledge and skill.

Entrepreneur definition: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise,
especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

Successful Entrepreneurs take responsibility for their work.
Successful Entrepreneurs give their best.
Successful Entrepreneurs treat others with respect.
Successful Entrepreneurs do what is fair.

Successful Entrepreneurs know every customer and client matters.
Successful entrepreneurs realize every minute counts.
Successful entrepreneurs risk doing what they value.
Successful entrepreneurs believe in themselves and their work.

Recently we have been offering a success seminar for entrepreneurs and self employed.
Most people who have been employed do not recognize the challenges of being self-employed.
Most customers, friends and even family do not understand the effort required to be successful.
I too have found it difficult at times to explain the work and time and money required.

The value of being self-employed is the development of freedom and trust, creativity and service.
Entrepreneurs need a strong sense of purpose and passion, desire and determination to succeed.
Quitters and doubters, procrastinators and pretenders will struggle and have difficulty with success.
Stepping up to do all the work and play all the parts challenges your identity and your intuition.

I celebrate the independent businesses, those who have the drive and determination to succeed.
I support the American dream to dare and do,  to clear fear and doubt, and do what you love.
I applaud stepping our of the comfort zone to learn how to create and serve and accomplish your way.
I honor those who listen within to the calling of their heart to live in integrity with their principles.

Let’s pay them the money they deserve.
Let’s stop cancelling appointments without regard to their time.
Let’s give extra when extra time and work is given.
Let’s stop negating the value of what we receive.

There are many who have chosen to step out of unemployment and away from dependence.
There are those who need to pay for training and mentoring, as they invest in setting up their businesses.
There are those who need encouragement and coaching and referrals and investment.
There are those who simply need us to use their services and appreciate what we receive.

Contribute well, when you receive what you want.
Give financially and gratefully for what you value.
Admire everyone who does their work well.
What you admire you will strengthen in yourself.

And so it is, our world becomes more prosperous as we are generous with our giving.
Loving you. Betty Lue

PS Remember, this is also how we teach our children to be self disciplined, motivated to achieve.

Do It Anyway 
by Kent M. Keith (often attributed to Mother Theresa)

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.  
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.  
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.  

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  
Do good anyway.  

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  

It was never between you and them anyway.