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The first post in this series:
The Business Boxing Match :: Success vs. Failure

The second post in this series:
Fight the Inner Battle :: Sneaky Tools to Win

The third post in this series:
Go to the Mattresses :: Overcoming Obstacles vs. Untapped Potential

The fourth post in this series:
Claim the Victory :: Embrace your Success

Perhaps you will recognize yourself in the following scenario…

I’ve come across some really wonderful online marketing tools, success groups, and knowledgeable professionals that I have recommended here on my blog along the way that have taught me tons about creating a business around a blog (as you may or may not know, this wasn’t my original plan).

I could have dropped hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the extensive selection of learning tools that are available online these days. In fact, a few years ago, I probably would have done just that :: and I would have started working on all of them and finished none of them. Sound familiar to any of you? Or have you jumped from one ‘business opportunity’ to another, hoping that this next one will work out for you?

I am all for smart educational investments, especially those that help us grow professionally and personally. But unless you work to actively uncover and eliminate your values conflicts, no investment you make in yourself will give you the results that you are seeking.

So here’s my dirty little blogging secret :: my blog is not really about running your home based business. My blog is about running YOU. Sure, I’ll give you my business tips along the way, and I’ll share my lessons learned in the hopes that you don’t make the same mistakes that that I did. When you can run yourself, running the business is a piece of cake.

My true goal is to teach you to manage and run your emotional states ::

  • Motivation when you’re feeling frustrated
  • Action when you feel like procrastinating
  • Belief in yourself when you doubt that your business is going to make it
  • Trust in your inner wisdom when you have to make tough business decisions
  • Strength and determination when you must get outside of your comfort zone in order to make a difficult step to take your business to the next level.
  • Courage to take your biggest business mistakes and turn them into opportunities for growth
  • Faith in your abilities when faced with the massive uncertainty of when your next paycheck will arrive
  • Balance when you are working too many late nights and your family really wants you

Do you remember, the most important thing I said yesterday? I’ll say it again in case you missed it:


My sneaky simple tool that I will start to discuss tomorrow is for us to get conscious about what we associate pain and pleasure to. I say ’simple’. I don’t mean ‘easy’. ;)

Can you imagine how much power you would have over yourself - and your business - if you were consistently able to pick and choose what was painful and boring, and what was fun and rewarding?

Where would your business be today if you actually got excited every time a problem came up?

How would your revenue increase if you knew with 100% certainty that you would deliver on every promise you made - to yourself?

Tune in tomorrow for the third installment in my Business Boxing Match series and find out how!

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    On September 20th, 2006 at 10:17 am, cjcm said:

    “When you can run yourself, running the business is a piece of cake.”

    Its been a yo-yo affair for me in terms of running myself.
    I guess we need lots of motivation to stay highly energized all the time…and reading this post gives me just that…if only it can last long enough…till then…..

    On September 20th, 2006 at 3:36 pm, eMom said:

    CJCM - so glad to see you following this thread. The real meat of the series will be posted tomorrow - and if you really take the time to sit down with it as suggested, you will find that it isn’t just motivation you need, just a shift in focus.

    I’ll warn you now, though, the shift in focus will be… shall I say, an ‘interesting’ experience ;)

    On September 20th, 2006 at 5:30 pm, katiebird said:

    Amazing how this discussion could fit right into my blog. Everything you’re saying applies to our personal goals and expectations as well as our business dreams.

    I can’t wait to see what the ‘real meat’ is –

    On September 20th, 2006 at 5:42 pm, eMom said:

    KB - you are EXACTLY RIGHT - I tie this into business because that is the focus of my blog - but personal development is the backbone of a lot of ’success’ related issues - whether they be physical, relationships, spiritual, business, or whatever your fancy ;) .

    On September 20th, 2006 at 8:45 pm, Tony D. Clark said:

    I loved this post. But then again I guess we love anything that reinforces our own beliefs ;)

    The pain/pleasure principal is a powerful tool to understand and implement. I can see every day the power of choice. I also think it has a lot to do with the models we choose (I wrote a post last week about combining our models - a ‘model mashup’). The key is to make conscious choices about how we will view the world, and then use that power to continually attract success.

    On September 20th, 2006 at 11:45 pm, eMom said:

    Yep, yep, yep, yep, and yep Tony D. :)

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