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What Painful Lesson Confuses Most Small Business Owners?

Few small business owners thrive as they suffer from a painful lesson. Lessons learned through pain can be powerful ones.

Even fewer understand this most painful entrepreneurial lesson.

Struggling business owners give most if not all energy to ****trying to get****.

Painful Lesson

Pain adjoins to these lessons because people tend to think about getting before giving in all they do. But how can you succeed if success hinges on being generous? Trying to get shifts your focus from being generous to being stingy.

Confusion reigns because entrepreneurs usually believe that highly successful owners get ample money because these top-level pros focused exclusively on making money. NO!

The exact reverse is true. Billionaires are often the most generous people on earth. Mark Zuckerberg did not make a dime on Facebook even though he boasted a massive user base.

Can you imagine having a 200,000 to 500,000 subscriber email list and NOT monetizing it because you believe that the numbers are not big enough for monetizing, yet? Can you see one reason why he is one of the wealthiest people on earth?

lessons learned through pain
Learn to be generous with your time and/or money.

Jeff Bezos worked generously when he was $100 million USD in debt with Amazon. He gave freely. Evidence of his generosity reflects back to him via his net worth.

Elon Musk became worth $200 billion not because he focused on getting money. He prospers mightily because he freely helped people through his ideas for decades.

Small Business Owners and a Painful Lesson

Small business owners: cut through the confusion and dissolve pain. Give freely of your time and talents. Create and connect through:

  • blogging
  • guest blogging
  • podcasting
  • broadcasting live
  • commenting genuinely on blogs
  • promoting bloggers on your blog
  • promoting bloggers on social media

The more freely you give the more you lay a rock-solid foundation for your blogging business. You will overcome lessons learned through pain.

Still, Confused?

Do you still feel confused? I know why. I suffered through the same confusion. Giving freely seems counter-intuitive to what you and I learned growing up.

My parents taught me to get a job to pay the bills. I literally worked jobs solely to get money. I gave no thought to being generous. Blogging proved to be a shock to my system. What nut job helps people for free without getting a paycheck for months? I deemed bloggers to be suckered during my beginner days.

Eventually, horrific blogging struggles stripped away much of my ego and its obsession with getting money and traffic. I realized that giving freely of my time and talents set the foundation for me to succeed.

Giving Freely

Do you give freely? How can you be generous? Or do you stubbornly cling to trying to get as much traffic and money as possible through your blog and small business website?

Understand that money takes care of itself if you take care of fellow human beings. Clients and customers seek out generous small business owners who increased their:

  • skills
  • exposure
  • credibility

by giving freely for a sustained period of time.

But one needs to focus exclusively on giving and little on getting in order to be generous.

Beware Daily Stat Checking

As a rule, iconic business titans think in terms of years goal-wise while most people obsess overreaching small goals on a day-to-day basis. That can be a painful lesson to learn. However, a future star creates a vision for building a thriving business 5 years down the road.

Struggling entrepreneurs spend the same 5 years trying to make 1 eBook sale daily.

Stop checking daily stats to move out of stingy survival mode. Be generous. Create a vision for your small business.

Be Generous

See beyond today to avoid being stingy. Create a vision to be generous. Cut the strings of small expectations. Move higher in entrepreneurial circles by developing a calm sense of confidence as you become consumed by helping people generously and pay no attention to small daily fluctuations in terms of your business metrics.

have confidence after learned painful lessons
Gain confidence from your lessons in small business.

Focus on giving freely.

Allow success to find you by being incredibly generous with your time and talents. Once you do you will see your small business grow in leaps and bounds.

Your Lessons

What are you doing to give freely?

What lessons learned through pain have you had? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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