We’ve talked to too many Paparazzi consultants who haven’t been able to achieve their goals, and we are hoping the nuggets of wisdom from this blog will be enough to jump start your business and get you on the right track towards accomplishing your goals.
I want to talk about the idea of ownership of success in your business.
What do I mean by ownership?
I mean that you, and no one else is responsible for success in your business.
Other people might be slightly interested in you and your success, but it is not possible for them to have as much ownership as you do.
Mobile Text Alerts is a perfect example of this. We care about Paparazzi consultants, and we want you to succeed, but if your business fails it affects you far more than it affects us.
So what does ownership look like?
It is important that you admit your failures and never blame others.
Every person fails. Every person has weaknesses. Don’t be ashamed of them. It takes humility and courage to take full responsibility for your success.
Every “reason” that you give for why you haven’t succeeded is actually an excuse, that doesn’t bring you closer to your goals.
Once you have acknowledged your failures
Be able to articulate the “why” behind your Paparazzi business.
If you don’t know why you are doing something, you’ll quit right away when faced with a challenging situation.
Why did you start your Paparazzi business? What did you hope to achieve?
Perhaps like so many consultants, you are hoping to be able to supplement out-of-home income with Paparazzi so that you can stay home with your kids. That is a wonderful “why,” and will give you the drive to push through hard, long hours in order to achieve your goals.
Hopefully this has been repeated enough times throughout this blog (like in yesterday’s post The One Thing)
Realize that you will never be 100% certain of any decision.
Just be confident, know your why, stay focused, and make the best decision you can based on the information you have.
If you fail, never regret (it doesn’t accomplish anything!) – learn a lesson that helps in the next situation.
A quick example: at Mobile Text Alerts, we built a huge inventory system to help Paparazzi consultants manage their inventory. We thought people would want it, and it would be useful, so we put in hours to build it.
It turns out, not many consultants had a need for it. We had wasted time and energy building something that didn’t actually solve anyone’s problem.
We could have regretted, but the work was already done. Instead we learned to get feedback before we build something to see if the demand is there.
A costly lesson, but well worth it! 🙂
Actionable Exercise For Today
Think of a time where you failed at something. It could be in Paparazzi, or it could be in something else. What lessons did you learn from that failure?