You probably already know that up to 87 percent of all entrepreneurs fail out of business within the first three years. This occurs for any number of reasons, including: lack of funding, poor organization, poor product choice, loss of interest, etc. However, you might be surprised to learn that a great many entrepreneurs fail out of business because of marital / family problems – their own, a partner’s, or an employee’s. Every year thousands of hardworking entrepreneurs lose their business when they, or a key member of their team, divorces and leaves the enterprise.
If you know someone who has gone through a divorce, you already have a pretty good idea of the emotional, financial and physical toll it can take. However, have you ever considered the impact of that divorce upon the divorcees’ quality and quantity of work during and after the divorce? This costs industry billions of dollars each year in errors and lost productivity. While divorce is a serious problem for large corporations, it can be catastrophic for a startup.
This is first in a series devoted to helping you enhance your business.
Please read it from the perspective of learning another key factor that can positively or negatively affect your business success. More importantly, your health and happiness, as well as that of your family and friends, may also be at stake.
Have you ever given thought to the real benefits of a strong, healthy marriage, or to the surprising costs of divorce? Not just how they might affect you personally, but their impact upon your business as well? It turns out that there are many positive reasons not only to get married, but also to work hard to stay married.
There is always a better house. There is always a better neighborhood. There is always a better job/career. The tendency of many people is to pursue a thing only until something better comes along, and then start over again.
Are you personally making decisions based on this bigger-fish syndrome? Becoming clear-minded is a choice. It’s sad to observe, but many people either choose confusion & failure, or have never learned the tools to overcome negative attitudes.
The key to this clear-minded overhaul is commitment. As you shift your thought process from negative to positive, you’re going to make mistakes. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s just a fact of life. Rome wasn’t built in a day after all. Old negative habits may creep up on you from time to time, but don’t let small failures, or even big ones, shake your commitment to becoming peaceful and clear-headed.
Going into business is exciting and adventurous. However, it can also be a draining experience if you’re not prepared. These tips will help keep your mind sharp and your body able to keep up with your aspirations.
Don't neglect the ZZZZZ's
If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re going to have a rough time thinking on your feet to solve that last minute crisis. Also, it’s not just the brain that needs sleep; the body needs to regenerate to function properly.
I’m the King of Bunker’s Hill…
…as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
I’m gonna play in the Big League.
We’re Number One.
This attitude is everywhere, it really is!
Whether we are looking at who has the highest stock or the best car or the fastest selling somethingamabob, we are checking it out.
Now, there are exactly 2 paradigms that explain why this is important to us human beings. Both are grounded in human nature and propensity and are just plain flat-out NORMAL!!
Paradigm A is that we look upwards, pridefully and longingly, from the bottom of the rubbish heap, emotionally, financially, socially, skill-wise… we are hurt or beaten down.