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I can't start a business because... #323489
06/19/07 08:10 PM
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Ever since I wrote "You CAN start a business & be a busy mom," I've been thinking about all the excuses we tell ourselves (and others) about why we can't / don't / won't do something great.

Starting a business is just one example. Running a marathon is another. You get the idea.

Since my subject of expertise is Business Coaching, let's stick to the excuses you give, or tell yourself about starting your own business. Once we dispel the myths and give you the tools, you'll have nothing left to do but succeed!

So let's help each other expose the myths about not being (whatever) enough, and support each other's passions!

Instructions: Finish the following sentence with an excuse you've heard (or thought) yourself or heard someone else say.


"I can't start a business because..."

Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: MegM_BusinessCoach] #323790
06/20/07 11:34 PM
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"... I'm too shy to interact with clients."


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Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: elle] #323837
06/21/07 06:09 AM
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Most of us are shy to inyeract with clients in the beginning.
That feeling goes away soon.

Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: Modern Woman] #323946
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Hehe... it's a game, cdmohatta, to come up with the excuses people use.

Your contribution is appreciated, though.

Cdmohatta, Can you think of an excuse people use to not start a business?

Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: MegM_BusinessCoach] #323963
06/21/07 05:29 PM
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I can't start a business because... I don't have enough time.

I have actually recently shifted the focus of my home organizing business. I now market to moms who want to work at home or those who already are trying but are having difficulty gaining momentum (due to lack of time). When they get more organized in their homes and home offices, they are essentially removing some of the "no time" barriers.

Last edited by HomeOrganizeIt; 06/21/07 05:29 PM.

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Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: HomeOrganizeIt] #324026
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Excellent start!

Exactly, Erin, the more excuses we help each other demolish, the more energy we have for success!

Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: MegM_BusinessCoach] #324033
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How about this one. I can't start a business because...I don't have a college degree.

However, on the contrary, you can gain the equivalent of a degree just with the massive amount of educational resources right at your fingertips online!





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Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: HomeOrganizeIt] #324040
06/22/07 12:15 AM
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That's a good one - I've heard the degree excuse used for many things, not just starting your own business. But I've met some newly degreed people who don't have a clue about anything "real life" because they've been locked in academia for most of their life as an adult and all of their childhood and teens.

CD, you're right - it's just a matter of beginning to interact with people and it soon becomes much easier and more comfortable.

Okay, here's a tricky one:

"I can't start a business because I can't get a broadband connection in my area and need it for the type of business I want to start." (Or, substitute "Broadband connection" for any tool that is needed but not available/affordable for some reason.)


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Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: elle] #324053
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Because I don't have enough money.

Because I have to have a steady income.

However I have been self employed all of my working life and neither of those excuses is worth the recycled electrons I just used to write this post.


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Re: I can't start a business because... [Re: pondlady] #324318
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"Because my family won't emotionally support me."

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