How Entrepreneurs Fail

An alarmingly high percentage of entrepreneurs fail. With all of the positive information published in personal development books and more access to information/resources than ever before in history, I thought it was prudent to create a non-exhaustive list of things that would likely contribute to failure. As it turns out, personal accountability, daily habits and persistence will likely be the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.

The list below are some specific ways to fail at your business:

  • BE SCATTERED
  • DON’T PURSUE EXPERTISE IN YOUR FIELD
  • DON’T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH CUSTOMERS
  • DON’T APOLOGIZE WHEN WRONG
  • BE UNDEPENDABLE
  • DON’T READ PERSONAL GROWTH BOOKS
  • DON’T BE A VISIONARY
  • INTERNALIZE ALL REJECTION
  • NEVER RISK
  • DON’T BE HUMBLE
  • STAY COMFORTABLE
  • ONLY WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT
  • QUIT AFTER SPECIFIC # OF “NO’S”
  • BELIEVE ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS
  • BELIEVE EVERYONE’S OPINION OF YOU
  • WATCH A LOT OF TELEVISION
  • NEVER CHALLENGE YOUR FEARS
  • TALK A LOT
  • LISTEN VERY LITTLE
  • HANG OUT WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE
  • HAVE POOR BOUNDARIES
  • EXECUTE POOR SELF CARE
  • BE JUDGMENTAL
  • ALWAYS FEAR REJECTION
  • REMAIN STUCK IN FEARS FROM THE PAST
  • LOOK AT YOUR PHONE FREQUENTLY WHILE TALKING TO A CLIENT
  • TURN ON ALL OF YOUR MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS
  • KEEP A TO DO LIST WITHOUT TIME ALLOCATIONS
  • BE EVERYONE’S PROBLEM SOLVER
  • CONTINUE COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

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