As I teach principles of prosperity and share things with you that have made my appraisal business more successful, I often don’t talk about the many difficulties I’ve faced along the way. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I have found that when I am optimistic, I tend to be happier in my life; I would much rather focus on what is going right and working in my life and in my business. Second, it is generally a lot more helpful to all of you if I share what works rather than what doesn’t work. However, there can be some problems with always focusing on the positive.
It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that my business grew successful with relatively few problems along the way. But the reality is that I spent years of studying and experienced hundreds of failures before I got to the point that I am today. What’s more, I continue to fail each time I try out a new concept. Even the principles I’ve been applying for years fail me at times.
The point is: building a successful business is far from easy. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done. My hope as the Appraiser Coach is to make your journey easier than mine was, but I can guarantee that you will still face many setbacks and failures.
Because each business and individual are unique, many principles will take a lot of adjusting before they start working for you. Additionally, most of the principles applied in my business do not work 100 percent of the time. I consider any principle that works at least 82 percent of the time a success simply because they are subject to human error and extenuating circumstances.
My purpose in telling you all of this, is not to discourage you, but rather to give you hope. Yes, it will be hard. Don’t think that because it is hard that it isn’t working, but all that difficulty and failure does pay off in the end.
For more information on this subject, please download and listen to The Appraiser Coach Podcast Episode: 132 The Pollyanna Principle