Your reality is someone else’s perception!

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Your reality is someone else’s perception!

I have not written a rant blog post for a while but I have to have one today as I get really frustrated with business owners who are often so self-consumed that they do not step out of their habits and stories to do anything differently.

I am amazed almost daily at how many business owners complain about their financial situation and how things are really tough and not getting any better, yet, they are not making any huge changes in habits, attitudes or even making sacrifices to achieve what they want!

I suppose the #1 factor causing this is that most business owners are so focused on the mighty dollar and keeping head above water that they really do not have goals they are focused on – yes, they are operating from fear and anxiety rather than from a place of calmness and laser focus.

And to be truly honest most business owners do not know what they WANT!

It really frustrates me and drives me crazy when business owners do not realize what they are saying and are not prepared to listen or even completely disregard the advice that you give because they believe that they know better… why ask for the advice if you are not going to take it, use it, and profit from it?

Plus, they have the audacity to ask you to refer them or joint venture with them… I wish people would just remember that they have 1 mouth and 2 ears and that listening is important… doubly important!

I would say the #2 factor is that old comfortable habits die hard and some people do not realize that their poor habits, attitudes and actions create a perception that can cause a person to not do business with them!

It’s really as simple as saying you are going to show-up for a free event or networking groups and then just not showing-up or informing people that you are not coming (just a little bit of common courtesy…please).

These ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDLY to the way you respect people and will most likely never have them referring you, because they may assume that that is how you always are… unpredictable & disrespectful!

To round this all off, all I can say is be aware of how and what you do in the public eye as it creates a perception in the eyes of others (which is their reality) and can & will cost you dearly!

Always show-up with a winning & giving attitude… or don’t leave your home or office!

Remember, the one with the highest energy & superstar attitude almost always WINS!

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Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!