If your new business is off to a slow start, don’t be discouraged! Nearly every business takes a while to build up steam, and many of the slowest starting individuals wind up being the most successful over the long haul.
Many self-made millionaires will tell you they nearly went bankrupt before they turned the corner, and a lot of now-giant corporations were one deal away from going under in their early days. Virtually every book you might read on entrepreneurs details multiple examples of successful individuals barely scraping by and seemingly heading toward failure when they were first starting out.
Then there are the people you won’t read about very often, people whose ventures also looked certain to fail. You won’t read about them because, unlike the success stories who kept going despite the obstacles, these individuals gave up. They went back to working for other people or living off the dole, and faded into permanent obscurity.
At least in the short run, this often seems like the easiest path. But, really, how easy is it to start all over from scratch with a new business you hope (but don’t know) will do better, or find a well-paying job in this economy? Not very.
As for the success stories, they kept going. They kept pushing forward, refusing to quit, until finally their efforts paid off. Word of mouth brought new business, the economy changed, they saw the opening they were looking for or got the break they needed. And voila! Suddenly, instead of struggling to pull themselves up a cliff with exhausted and trembling fingers, they had crested the summit and were rolling downhill with unstoppable momentum on their way to financial security, and ultimately to wealth and luxury.
[NAME], I know you have the courage, resourcefulness and desire to keep pushing forward, and I have every confidence in you. It’s hard at first, but with each small, short-term goal you achieve, you build momentum for the next milestone. Soon, you too will be rolling.