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Innoculate Yourslelf Against Dream Snatchers

Aug 17, 2007
Anyone who has started a business or is thinking of starting a business knows how this feels: You are excited about a new opportunity. You are looking ahead to greater prosperity and financial freedom. You've done your research and know the business will get you closer to your goals.

AND THEN ... someone, usually someone you respect or love, dumps a huge bucket of cold water over your head and you are left shivering.

More often than not, you also give up on the dream, and the idea that made you so energized in the first place.

WHY?

Why do we let others control our destiny?

Why do others have such control over us?

Don't let them destroy your dream. Start by asking yourself some very simple questions: Are these people already independently wealthy? Have they gotten out of the rat race and are enjoying the type of life you aspire to have? Are they business owners? Have they taken any steps towards financial freedom?

Chances are the answers to these questions are No ... and I am willing to bet they are. stop listening to them. You know what they say about free advise (It's very expensive!) So, why are you listening. Tune them out.

If the people around you aren't as excited by what you are trying to accomplish as you are, maybe they aren't the right influences. That's not to say that everyone around you should jump on the bandwagon and join you in business, but they should be supportive and encourage you to make yourself more successful.

My approach to negativity is simple. Those people who consistently pull me down, are those with whom I don't share ideas I am excited about. Those people who undermine my efforts to improve my financial situation, are ones I limit exposure to.

I foster and spend time on the relationships and people with vision. Those who support my efforts and encourage me to grow and challenge myself. These are the people we want to spend time with, not those "negative nellies" who can't see anything positive in life.

You can't win the game when you're sitting on the bench. And, you can't win when people around you consistently tell you you're not a good player.

How did professionals get good ... practice. In business, it means getting into the game and taking a few swings. Soon enough you'll hit one out of the park.
About the Author
Jennifer Lavoie is a home-based business coach. Using Robert Kiyosaki's teaching, she helping others to build passive income businesses and retire early and free. Visit my blog at http://www.retirefreenow.blogspot.com Or visit http://www.retirefree.ws
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