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Have you ever begun a task and never finished it? Have you started something that could make you money and found yourself losing interest in it? Is there a project sitting on your desk or around the house that needs closure?

We’ve all lost interest in things, that’s normal. It’s when we make a habit of losing interest in the same thing or the same types of things that we should be begin looking for underlying reasons.

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If you are a woman in business who has made a habit of not finishing what you start, could it be one of these seven reasons?

1. Bored with the task. Are you bored because the task isn’t producing the results you expected? Do you feel it’s too easy and not a challenge or may be it’s not relevant in your life or career at this time? Boredom often occurs when you’re not challenged physically or emotionally. Is it time to broaden your skill level or change what you’re currently doing?

2. Distracted by something more important or exciting. Distraction is probably the number one reason we don’t finish what we begin. A better or more exciting offer or opportunity comes along and we simply leave the task and walk away. Is this lack of focus hurting your business or your self-esteem? Is it time to refocus on your goals?

3. It wasn’t important to us personally. Sometimes we’re handed a job or task that just isn’t important to us – we don’t have a vested interest in it. If you can’t “own” a project or task emotionally, it’s easy to give up out of boredom or frustration.

4. It’s too difficult or out of our skill level. When we’re out of our skill level we can feel uncomfortable or inept and that often leads to frustration. Is it time to call in someone who is more skilled to take over the task? Is it time to learn new skills?

5. It’s uncomfortable so you keep avoiding it. Avoidance happens because something we should be doing makes us emotionally, physically or spiritually uncomfortable. If you are consistently avoiding the same task or type of tasks over an extended period, it’s time to ask yourself what exactly you are avoiding. Is it the task itself or the payoff the task will produce?

6. It’s not what we set out to do in the first place. When someone’s excitement or “emergency” becomes our task or project, it can seem like a burden or a never-ending chore. Is it time to evaluate the situation and talk with others about your dissatisfaction?

7. Too many irons in the fire. This one is HUGE! We begin too many tasks, chores or projects all at the same time and we don’t seem to have the time or energy to finish any of them. Do you consistently have too many irons in the fire? Too many tasks and too little time creates wasted time, disorganization and frustration. Is it time to whittle down your to-do list and prioritize your tasks in order of importance? Is it time to make a commitment to yourself not to begin a new task until the previous one is finished?

Finishing what you start leads to healthier self-esteem, more self-confidence in your ability to succeed and an overall feeling of self-satisfaction.

If you have a pattern of not finishing what you begin, it’s time to ask yourself why. The really good news: Change begins one “aha” moment at a time. You have the power to change what’s not working into habits that are more empowering and successful.

Here’s to using time wisely,
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author, blogger and success teacher
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com

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We’ve all heard others wistfully say, “I hope I can.” Or, “Maybe it’s possible.” “Or, “I’ll try.”

To believe without a doubt that the impossible is possible makes the difference between wishing and hoping and actually achieving and succeeding. I’m not talking about irrational pipe dreams; I’m talking about belief in your ability to go for what you want with an unstoppable desire and optimism.

Frank Lloyd Wright said it best, “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

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Here are a few activities to help jump-start your internal belief about success:

1. In one quick sentence, write what you believe about your ability to achieve goals and enjoy unlimited success. This glimpse into your success belief system will provide a valuable clue into just how successful you’ll allow yourself to become.

2. When it comes to being successful, make a list of what you believe to be true – not just about your success but about success in general. Is the list filled with negatives or positives?

3. Over the next week or two, become more aware of how you express your optimism and belief about going for your goals. Are there certain words and phrases you use regularly when you talk about the future? How often do you enthusiastically say, I can or I will?

The internal belief you have for achieving and succeeding can help you emotionally leap hurdles and overcome obstacles that may seem impossible or insurmountable to others but you know can accomplished. Belief opens your mind to the all possibilities and opportunities.

I’ve found from personal experience that living with disbelief and negativity is like wearing a blindfold blocking out opportunities that are often right in front of you. Belief allows you to see what is possible and gives you the self-confidence and motivation to act upon goals in empowering ways.

You control your belief system. You have the power to control the words you speak, the thoughts you think and the actions you choose to take. Inside right now, you have the power to believe in success, abundance and prosperity. Do you believe in the power of I can?
 
 
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Success in any business, including Network Marketing and Direct Sales, doesn’t happen overnight. If you think just because you’ve join a network marketing company that you’ll “get rich quick,” I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. When it comes to success, slow and steady wins every time.

Here are two pieces of tried and true advice to think about:

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1. It’s easy to get discouraged. As you begin your network marketing career expectations can run high. Often there is a sense of “urgency” associated with joining a network marketing company. At the business opportunity meetings the top producers share their stories of how their dreams came true and how you can do the same.

It sounds simple enough. Soon though, many new network marketers find that growing a business takes time, energy and a whole lot of effort. In the beginning, there is often more money and time flowing out than there is money and time flowing in and that can often create doubt and discouragement. When starting a new business and working for yourself, forming unrealistic expectations can become an unconscious way of setting yourself up for discouragement and disappointment.

Word of advice: Set your goals based on the time and energy you can realistically give to growing your business. Full time goals based on part time hours can lead to disappointment. Look at your goals and plans realistically and then, determine what you’ll be able to give in terms of time and effort toward making your plans reality.

2. It’s disheartening to keep comparing yourself to the “super achievers.” Going to the meetings and conventions can sometimes be a motivational double-edged sword. For many struggling network marketers, watching others receive the company awards and recognition can be motivating and disheartening all at the same time.

I remember starting out and watching a new network marketer who had joined six months earlier walk away with the top recognition and awards. I’d been with the company a couple of years and was just beginning to develop a growing team. As I looked at this person walk across the stage several times, I began doubting and wondering if I would ever achieve my goals.

Well, come to find out that she joined our company from another network marketing organization and brought an entire team with her. To my credit I stuck it out and continued to prospect and grow my business. My slow and steady approach paid off because couple of years later I had developed a strong foundation of customers and business builders.

By the way, the “super achiever” didn’t last with the company – she swooped in, made a big splash and left the next year.

Growing a moneymaking Network Marketing or Direct Sales business takes time. It also takes consistent effort and energy. Please remember this, you can work your business part time, you can work your business full time but you can’t work your business sometime and expect to make consistent money. Success takes time!
 
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Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
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If you aren’t achieving guilt-free success and enjoying unlimited prosperity the way you instinctively know you can, it’s time to discover the reason behind the hesitancy to succeed. Do you understand your success values and beliefs?

The amount of success and happiness you’ll allow yourself to achieve and enjoy, are deeply rooted in the powerful and controlling value and belief system you learned as a child and, are now experiencing as an adult. Recognizing your conscious and unconscious value and belief system is vital to understanding what you believe as “truth” about yourself and your right to be successful.

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Values and beliefs are those powerful, and sometimes forgotten –
…right and wrongs,
…can and can’t do’s
…must and must not’s
…should and shouldn’t’s
…needs and don’t need’s, and that are now buried deep within your conscious and unconscious mind.

The ability to recognize and understand your values and beliefs and the role they play in adult successes can potentially save you hours of needless frustration and disappointment. Subtle, yet emotionally powerful, self-sabotaging behaviors can be the leading cause of forgotten goals, hopes and dreams.

When your values and beliefs are in emotional conflict with your goals and aspirations, the only way your mind can reconcile the conflict is by sabotaging anything that brings you discomfort.

You have an internal barometer of success that acts like a “fail safe” mechanism for determining what you’ll allow yourself to achieve. Conflicting values and beliefs can be a major factor in triggering the unconscious internal barometer that sabotages goals, dreams and successes.

As an impressionable child, you unconsciously learned how you should view yourself and your abilities. The unconscious and conscious impression your successes and disappointments had on you as a child, still have a profound impact on your confidence level and desire to succeed as an adult.

Unconscious inner conflict often begins when deeply rooted childhood values and beliefs and newly formed adult values and beliefs are at odds with one another. Your unconscious mind clings to the tried and true while your conscious mind longs to experience new things. Don’t underestimate the power of your unconscious mind. Remember, the unconscious mind makes your most consistent thoughts reality – it doesn’t care if those thoughts are positive or negative, real or imagined.

Is it time to recognize, understand and analyze your belief system regarding success and prosperity? Write down all the beliefs you have about success – especially your success. Take your time and give this exercise some serious thought. This simple exercise could become a birds-eye view into your conscious and unconscious values and beliefs about achieving and enjoying success.

Success Truth: You have the power to create greatness, if you give yourself the power to succeed.
 
 
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I’ve decided from now on I will be more in control of my CATTS – yes, my CATTS. Sometimes I get so caught up in what I can’t control that I lose track of what I have the power to control. I’m making a resolution to myself that I will stay focused on what I have the power to control and not stress about those things over which I have no, or very little, control. woman with a magnifying glass

I invite you to come join me in controlling the CATTS in your life too.

I resolve to control my:

1. Choices and decisions – I’m resolving to make wiser decisions and choices. I will stop, take a deep breath and think before “I leap.” I will make the time to weigh the pros and cons of major decisions and make choices that will be of benefit to me personally, professionally and financially. I’ll remember this quotation from Charlotte Bronte, “Look twice before you leap.”

2. Actions and reactions – I resolve that I will think before I act and/or speak – I will neither act nor speak out of haste or anger. I will act and react from a place of emotional empowerment and will not allow my emotions to control my good sense.

3. Thoughts – I realize that thoughts become “things” and that I attract to me what I think about most. I resolve to think in terms of solutions and results. I resolve to focus my thoughts and mental energy on what I want to achieve, believing that I can and will make my goals a reality.

4. Time – I resolve to control my time so my time does not control me. I will say “No” more often to those things that will waste time or are not in my best interest. I resolve also to carve out more quality time to rejuvenate myself in mind, body and spirit because I deserve it!

5. Self-talk – I resolve to talk to myself with respect and dignity. Berating myself verbally or emotionally is injurious to my self-esteem and weakens my self-confidence. I will be kind and considerate to myself at all times.

How about it – are you going to join me during the coming year and together we will focus on those things over which we have the power to control – our CATTS?

 
Here’s to controlling our CATTS,
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com

P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
© Copyright 2011-2017 SharonMichaels.com – All Rights Reserved

Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s empowering paperback and Kindle book, How To Give Your the POWER to Succeed on Amazon.com – Recognizing the things you’re doing that may be keeping you from the things you want.
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com
Sharon Michaels
 
I invite you to stop by and check out my Author page on Amazon.com – learn more about all my Amazon books Sharon Michaels Amazon.com Author page

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