It is way too easy to let your personal life kill your home business.
Recently I talked with someone who is very smart.
She has all the skills and all the personal qualities to explode her home business…to make it everything she wants it to be.
And she’s struggling.
No details other than that. I respect the privacy of everyone I work with.
Besides, other than the fact that we’re talking, it’s just as likely I’m referring to you.
Because most of what gets in the way of success in any home business is our narrative.
The story we tell ourselves about ourselves.
And that has a lot to do with our personal lives.
The anger we carry around at stuff from the past…and the present.
The guilt we feel over what we’ve done…real and imagined.
The worry…”what if they don’t like me?”
And the energy we tie up in trying to manage the complicated parts of our lives.
I don’t think any less of someone whose personal life is killing their business.
If anything, I admire them all the more for staying in the game through some really difficult challenges.
Nine people at last Saturday’s Las Vegas Suite Retreat were incredibly real, and honest and brave in the challenges they went through.
And all of them made some real progress in moving past their personal shit (said with the utmost respect).
So that Diane could give them the world class training in how to market their businesses, online and offline.
And they were able to hear it. And implement it.
Many people are losing the quality of life they want because they haven’t figured out how to make peace with their issues.
They’re making choices and acting in ways that take them away from where they want to go, not closer.
And I want to say it again…it doesn’t make you weak to acknowledge them.
It makes you strong.
In fact, it’s the only way you’ll break through.
Because if you run everything through the filter of your problems, guess what you get more of?
By all means, if you need support in building the skills for your business, find them! Learn list building. Learn closing. Learn leadership and organizational architecture.
If you need to get out of your own way, so that your personal life isn’t killing your business, make the smartest investment you can.
Find resources to move out of the misery that chokes the life force from you…and your business.
And be proud of yourself for stepping into that magnificent space.
Have you ever felt your personal life killing your business?
What have you done to move out of that space? What has worked?
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