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One of the harshest lessons you have to learn as an entrepreneur.

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Don’t they understand how much they’ve hurt you?
Do they want to see you fail?
Or are you so unimportant that they don’t even care?

Pacing back and forth, you feel your jaw clench. Squeezing your fists tighter, you feel the Fire rising. First in your belly, then your chest. Your breath quickens as the fire licks at your neck then suddenly, it’s engulfed you. Your whole body is tense now. When the fire consumes you like this, you have to let it out.

You want to hurt the people who betrayed you, but you can’t, they’re a world away. You’re stuck in a tiny room with no outlet; not even somebody to shout at or someone to blame.

But you blame them anyway. You blame everyone who isn’t there. Everyone who said they would be. Even the people who didn’t. It’s all their fault.

You’ve worked so hard for this, giving up hours, days, weeks months. You put your life on hold and they can’t even spare a minute to check you’re ok. You reached out to everyone but your cries for help went unanswered. The people you thought were there for you, weren’t. You’re all alone, carrying a flaming cannonball within your chest.

As an entrepreneur, it’s one of the harshest lessons you have to learn.

You are alone!

Nobody is as passionate about your Business as you are.

In fact, nobody cares about your life as much as you.

The fire which engulfed you, believe it or not, you struck the match.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the rage…

when you feel betrayed by everyone in your life. It’s easy to tell yourself you’re the victim instead of stepping back, understanding why your business isn’t working, and taking action to fix it.

But once you acknowledge your success is your responsibility, you stop fanning the flames with a hessian bag. Instead, you get on the end of that fire hose and dump the whole tank.

You go from wasting time looking for someone to blame, blaming people for not wanting what you’re offering and tearing your hair out because despite working your arse off, you’re still failing (trying to stuff a square peg in a round hole style) …

To spending time learning how to fix your business and implementing those solutions, talking to people and figuring out what they really want/need, and creating products/services that meet that need (taking that rough chunk of timber and crafting it into a beautiful round peg that slides gracefully into the round hole).

And the best part… you stop burning dollars and start raking ’em in instead.

If you’re ready to douse the flames, take a cold-hard look at what’s left then create a plan to rebuild:

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  • Take a sledgehammer to your to-do list (helping you make time to look after the owner of your business so you’re fresh to make solid decisions);
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Originally published at on January 18, 2019.

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