Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Excuses, excuses

This is going to be a bit of a rant. I'm getting really fed up with business owners who keep coming up with excuses for why they aren't more successful. See what you think.

"I can't afford it." is a favourite excuse. Used for just about everything, but especially when trying to justify not using specialist services that will take their businesses forward, like marketing, book keeping and, of course, business coaching! These same people think nothing of quaffing coffees at Starbucks on a regular basis (or wherever), or buying books and CDs on personal development that end up gathering dust on a shelf.

"I haven't got time." is heard over and over again as a reason why they can't do some forward planning on their business. Apparently watching TV and spending hours on the Internet looking up 'stuff' doesn't qualify as using up time, for some reason.

I will confess to making excuses in the past, but then I got fed up with the sound of my own whingeing.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm not an advocate of new year resolutions, but I have made one:

Whenever I catch myself saying "I can't", I'm going to add "How can I ....?"

If we change the way we regard a problem or challenge, we will usually surprise ourselves with a solution!

So, how are you going to ....?

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