5 Reasons you can’t find success

June 15, 2016

There are so many people who work their butts off to make it big. We own our own businesses and blogs and we want to make it big but….there is a but….why do people who seem to work hard never quite make it big? Is it their business, their brand, or is it THEM. Let’s explore some reasons why………..

  1. You don’t take risks – Owning your own business or blog is a risk. You take one everyday because you don’t get a steady paycheck. You have to be creative when you are trying to make 6 figures. I take risks everyday by emailing and pitching companies that I want to work with. I ask them for what I want and leave it there. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t. No is the worse thing people can say to you so why not take a risk and get on the radar of others. It’s a risk yes but you just might make it big!
  2. You think your education will get you far– Yes you have a  degree…so what. Are you strategic in what you do? Are you working as hard as you can? An education or piece of paper is nice to have but it won’t take you very far. Case in point…I have a degree a Bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in marketing and management I could not find a job for 3 years…after applying to over 500 jobs so I quit looking and started my own business. I still have to work just as hard as a person with a masters degree or no degree at all. Nothing is given to me if I want it I have to take it….a degree helps but life doesn’t work that easily. There are many people who toot their education daily….and their still broke. I sometimes wonder why?
  3. You don’t like reaching out to new people – I love my friends whom I have known for years but sadly they don’t support me. Two of them don’t even know what a blog is and one doesn’t even know how to work instagram that well. If I depended on the few friends that I have for success I would be in trouble with a capital T. I have to reach out to new people and engage with new audiences all the time. It’s the only way to keep my content going. I can’t be scared to meet people or scared to talk to others. Every time I meet someone new I am telling them about my blog and what I have to offer and I invite them to read it. I don’t just reach out to bloggers I reach out to everyone…. because my blog is for those that like to keep it real. Reach out to new people every chance you get you never know when you may luck up and get a big break!
  4. You are all over the place – You know the blogger or business owner who can’t commit to anything. They jump from idea to idea…yeah they just don’t know what they want to do because they are trying to make something work fast. You can’t jump around to various things and expect someone to take you seriously when you try to pitch them or gain a new client. You have to stick to something or research to find out what it is you want to do before you announce to the world what you want to do. Take some time to figure out what your passion is and stick to it. Trust me ….you know your passion you just don’t know how to develop it into a full fledge business. Take time to see how you can make what you love to do work. Here is a tip: If you can do it for free then that’s where you need to be (hmmmm that rhymed lol)
  5. You don’t think you are good enough – I had someone tell me I suck at photos and I can’t possibly be a photographer. If they had told me this a few years ago I would have agreed but when you are confident and you know who you are…what they say doesn’t matter. If you look on my Instagram feed you will see some of my photos and while they may not be the best their real and their me. I learn and try new things daily so that I can be the best in my eyes and no one else. I am not here to seek the approval of others I know what I am capable of and trust me you do too! You are good enough and you don’t have to be perfect. Only God is perfect. Build each step at a time you will fail and you will make mistakes but the key is to learn.

Are you successful in your blog or business? What’s holding you back? 

5 Reasons you can't find success

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    June 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t have a degree, and I’m successful with my blog. I was able to give my 9-5 the boot. Now I’m living the life I worked so hard for, which started back in 2008, before it was brands working with bloggers.

    It’s all about being true to yourself, be passionate about what you do, and be consistent. Oh yeah, surround yourself with positive, uplifting people. For a long time, I didn’t tell people about my blog, some people just don’t get it and feel I’m wasting my time. But soon as I started making good money from it, people started finding out and want to do what I do, failing to realize all the hard work I put into blogging.

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    June 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I love this!! I am so thankful I have been able to be successful with my blog over the years. If you don’t have passion and desire then nothing you do will be successful as well as putting your best foot forward

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    June 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    This is a great post! 🙂 I think you really hit home on a lot of subjects. It’s hard to achieve success without taking risks and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. When you become comfortable you become stagnant. Great post – thanks for sharing! You definitely have a way with words.

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      June 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    June 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I have opportunities to talk about my blog or my books but when someone asks me what I do, I always I help my husband with the photography business 🙁 It’s what pays. None of my friends read my blog that I know of. Every now and then one will comment from one I posted on Facebook. A few of them have bought all the books.

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    June 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

    If I’m being honest with myself at least two of these apply to me. I tend to think I’m not good enough and I’m afraid to pitch people sometimes. I know that the worst thing that could happen is they say no, and I know I am good enough but sometimes my brain just doesn’t believe it.

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    June 16, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I’m really glad that I read this post as I am not as successful with blogging as I would like to be. I’m not focused enough or have clear enough goals. I also don’t think that I’m a good enough writer. I do need to develop more confidence if I’m going to be more successful as a blogger.

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    June 16, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Wow! These were really great points. Many times, as people, we have to learn how to get out of our own way. This was a great post. Thank you so much for sharing. This is one to save and re-read.

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    June 16, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Excellent points in this article. I know that I often suffer from being my own worst enemy and borrow problems that aren’t even there. I’m working on my mindset to fix it for the future now.

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    Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking
    June 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

    So many great things to think about — great post! Thankfully I’ve been able to make my website my job, through lots of hard work and dedication. There are always places in which I could improve, and this post has me evaluating how I do and look at things.

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    Bites for Foodies
    June 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I think that risk-taking is the most important factor! How many of those famous, rich entrepreneurs have admitted to having failed and/or gone bankrupt before actually succeeding!

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    Crystal Lopez
    June 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    These are excellent keys to accomplishing success. Sometimes getting the nerve to meet new people and take risks can be what is holding us back the most!

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    Censie Sawyer
    June 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Two areas that I am really trying to work on is having the guts to risk something and also having the low anxiety level so I can be around new people and network. I am not usually a shy person but when I am around new people or networks I do get very shy and worried.

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    Dina Demarest
    June 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I beat myself up a lot of the time thinking that even though I have a degree I won’t be able to get a good job with it. I need to be strategic with it more than I was before and maybe something will come of it. Thanks for the push.

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    July 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the read! I do have an issue believing I’m good enough so taking risks take time when I’m not confident, but I’m working on it! The

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    October 19, 2016 at 2:28 am

    This is a very insightful post. I definitely remembering feeling extremely entitled to success when I was younger. Now, after years of working extremely hard, I get that it takes times, focus and lots of hard work.

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