Your New Start-Up: How You Do It

by Wayne Sharer

International speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Retired navy officer, former commanding officer. Over 35 years of leading, coaching, mentoring, and speaking.

March 28, 2013

Did They Accept Risk?Have you ever wondered if there really is a secret formula for guaranteeing when you start an online business it will succeed?  I know I have, and I’ll admit it.

At the same time, I also know there isn’t.  Napoleon Hill tried to identify the key elements of success in “Think and Grow Rich,” but he did not give a formula or a step by step procedure for a new start-up.  There’s a reason for this.

There isn’t one.  There are so many creative and different angles to approach things, that the key to success is what Napoleon Hill lays out and then you finding a model that has worked and adapting it for you.  Yet, this is business.  So it still requires one big mindset change for most people.  That’s the ability to accept risk and to accept failure.

If you can’t accept risk, and you quit every time something doesn’t work, then your business is doomed from the start.  In fact, you are just a chicken if this describes you!  Sure, you can say “But this…”, But that…,” “But the other thing…”, “But this was that and that was this…”, and whatever else you come up with.  But the bottom line is, the big successes never quit and never didn’t start because it might have some risk.

Here are some insights on how folks became successes (and don’t focus on how much money they did or didn’t have… focus on how they persevered)…


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