Reader's Digest arrives in our house regularly, and though it's a much smaller version than what I remember from years ago, it's always a good read because the editors aim to bring articles of human interest and hope. Time and again they enthrall us with stories of ordinary people and their stories of overcoming adversity. These stories are something we need to read about, especially in the Make Money From Home business, because often we are people who are trying to overcome challenges in our personal situations as well as facing challenges in making our business grow.
I believe its Murphy's law that says that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. That's life. And in our business of making money from home, things do go wrong. I think you can relate to experiences such as the campaign you tried which didn't work and you actually lost money. I looked adversity up in the dictionary and the definition that I think is closest to reality was, "it's the opposite." Or in other words, the opposite of we wanted to happen. How should we respond?
Ask ourselves why things went wrong
Personal situations need special counselling and there are places to go to seek help in solving them. I'm talking here particularly about our challenges in our making money from home business. Learning the right way often comes out of doing something the wrong way. Mistakes are inevitable in any new venture. Perhaps we didn't follow instructions properly. If you've ever bought a product that needed assembly, you often see the sticker, "try our way first." Sometimes things go wrong because we either didn't understand the instructions or didn't follow them correctly. We need to go back and find out the correct way.
Try and try again
We are not inventing something new, but following systems people have followed previously, so if we find we have missed something, we have to keep on trying. Perhaps we missed a step, or perhaps some things just take many tries before they will achieve the results. I have heard it said that you have to send 7 to 10 emails before you will get a sale. So we mustn't give up too soon and say the system doesn't work.
I would suggest checking into forums and chats and see if other people have overcome the same problems or go to customer service or the help desk. Many times people have fielded the same questions over and over and their quick advice can save you hours of time trying to figure them out yourself. Often our mistakes result from not understanding something quite simple. There might be people who would be very glad to talk to you and explain over the phone, you might even assembly your own group of consultants. Grandkids love to teach you what they have learned. I never took a computer course, just learned on my own, but I'm surprised what young people can teach you if you are willing to bring them in to help. They might not know your business, but as they say, if you want to learn something technical, ask a ten year old.
So when adversity hits, either in your personal life, or in your make money from home business, don't give up. Remember the best players in any field have given hours and hours to practicing, no matter how talented they are. Practice is what made them what they are. And for us, we need to keep on practicing to overcome adversity when things seem to go wrong. By asking ourselves why something went wrong, trying again and getting advice where we can, we will look back and say sticking with it was the best thing to do.
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