My past 3 days of posting have been highly focused on YOU and what YOU put into your business. Your action, your accountability, your ambition.
Again, I am continuously hearing about the many frustrations that many are up against in business. Entrepreneurship and business ownership are no easy tasks and take a great deal of work, commitment and dedication. You've probably heard the phrase that to whom much is given, much is expected! This applies to all realms of life and is especially true in business as well; in particular, the development and growth stages of a business. It takes a lot to build a successful and profitable business, but the results and benefits of the hard work are well worth it in the end. 3 bits of advice:
1) Don't let your lack of results limit your initiatives. You may not receive an immediate income off of your initiatives but that isn't a reason to quit. Often times it takes countless hours of effort and no financial return before results are realized. It isn't very smart to expect to see immediate results on most things, but through it all, you have got to maintain your initiative.
2) Give generously without having to receive. Often times people have the attitude that if they are going to give something to someone, they need to immediately receive something in return - even exchange. This doesn't always work in business. You might receive a return on what you gave 3 months or 3 years down the line. Your return might come in the form of a referral or several referrals from the individual that you gave to. You never know and so you should always be generous in your giving.
3) You don't have to lower your expectations, but you also don't want to limit yourself by them. There is absolutely nothing wrong having expectations, but when your expectations are not met, you can't quit. Maybe adjust your expectations or adjust your train of thought.
If you aren't willing to put in the hard work that it takes to build and grow a thriving business, you should not expect to receive a successful and thriving business. To whom much is granted, much more is expected. It takes a lot of work!