Don’t compare yourself to others. Your path is unique, as is theirs.
There will always be people ahead of you, but most of the time, they have put in years of work that leading up to today. Overnight successes take a long time to manifest.
Focus on the things that you do best. There are many paths to success, and they’re not all identical. Every experience you have had has given you unique skills and perspective.
Play to your strengths. It’s okay to work on your weaknesses, but don’t make them the focus of your business.
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Many well-known financial advisers talk about the hierarchy of priorities in this order:
There are multiple reasons why this order is important.
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If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a business owner or entrepreneur. You are following your dream, trying to do something you love and excel at. You care about your craft. You know most of your customers by name. You are an active and vital part of your community.
Running a business is hard work. Definitely one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. You’ve gone all in on making this succeed, because that’s how much you believe in yourself. You know you’re providing your customers something that makes their daily lives a bit better. Your product is something people want and they are willing to pay for on a regular basis.
Your business is growing, but slower than you would like. Dealing with the minutiae of business stuff leaves you tired sometimes, but you’re always ready the next day, because this is the work you were called to do. You’re embracing the struggle, even when it’s a bittersweet ride.
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