A few weeks ago, my friend, Kathleen Gage (who I hope to have on my podcast soon) emailed me and asked me to answer one question:
What is the One Quality you Must Have to Succeed in Online Business?
I'll paste my response below, but keep reading as I have a free gift at the end. 🙂
Here's my answer…
The success mindset is a fascinating topic, isn't it? It never ceases to amaze me to see two business owners who are equally capable and hard-working, yet one will succeed (seemingly effortlessly) while the other continues to struggle to make ends meet. If I could bottle whatever it is that successful entrepreneurs have, I'd be very wealthy indeed.
To answer your question, the top quality, I feel, is resilience. Business is wonderful, but it can be a roller coaster. I regularly see people who internalize all setbacks as their own doing (whether right or wrong), and never acknowledge their achievements when they succeed. Can you imagine doing that as a parent? Criticizing yourself for every mistake your child makes, and then never taking credit or patting yourself on the back when they soar? Ouch. That would make parenting very difficult. But, yet, we do that in our own businesses. I know that I've struggled with it, myself.
I feel that the main obstacle that makes it hard to be resilient is that we tend to work in a bubble and don't want to share our setbacks with others. We may be embarrassed by them or feel they show weakness. Obviously that makes being resilient difficult because when bad things happen in business, we think that it's only happening to us. Yet, when we open the dialog with other business owners, we often find that bumps in the road are just part of the path we're on. In fact, many of the most successful people that I've talked with have had colossal setbacks and have recovered from bankruptcy, depression, and worse.
So, my advice is to grip on to the dashboard and ride the bumps out, reminding yourself that everyone hits them — and be assured that it's smoother road ahead.
A few days after I sent in my reply, Kathleen sent me a report with the answers that she compiled from several of her friends. This report is normally part of a paid course, but she gave me permission to share it.
Here you go. Enjoy. No optin or anything. Just some good food for thought:
(Ignore page 2 where it says I stole the report illegally. lol. I really didn't.)