Four Ways Small Business Owners Talk Themselves Out Of Success

by Hank Coleman

Small Business Owners SuccessI’ve been reading “The Art of War” the new book by Steven Pressfield, and it is incredible. As a writer, it has made a huge impact in my life. If you are a writer, artist, or small business owner, you need to read this book. And, if you are thinking about becoming one of those or have always wanted to become a small business owner, you should definitely check out this book. It is that good!

The book talks about resistance. What keeps us from doing the things that we were meant to do? Did you always want to write the great American novel? Have you always wanted to start your own business? It is resistance keeping you from your goals. Pressfield goes into great depths in this quick and easy read about how resistance holds us down. You can achieve small business owner success.

Here are four ways that small business owners success is stifled by the resistance that we perceive and the resistance that we place on ourselves. Don’t be a victim to resistance! You can use “The Art of War” by Steven Pressfield to be a small business owners success.

Small Business Owners Success We Talk Ourselves Out Of

Let Our Family Talk Us Out Of It

You cannot take no for an answer if you want to be a small business owner. Gary Vaynerchuk told me in my interview with him that you are most likely not made into an entrepreneur. You are born to be one. You cannot let your family hold you back. They love you. They are worried. But, you cannot let them stop you from exerting your God given talent. You were born to be a small business owner. Your family may be the resistance that Pressfield is talking about. Don’t give in!

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Not Show Up Every Day

Are you a professional or an amateur? That’s the heart of Steven Pressfield’s book, “The Art of War”. You have the show up to work every day to be a professional. Whether you are a writer, artist, small business owner, or other creative people, you have to put in the hard work. You have to show up. You have to try. You can’t wait until tomorrow. That’s the essence of beating resistance.

Worrying About Failing

It is scary to put it all on the line and hope to be a small business owners success. You have to go for it. The doubt is resistance. That is what is holding you back. That is what Pressfield talks about in his book. Do not give in. You have to go for it. You have to jump. You have to throw worry aside and be the entrepreneur that you were born to be.

Not Having The Right Technology In Place

Have you noticed how many small businesses use iPads to complete customer purchases? Maybe there will be a day without a cash register in our lifetimes. I went to a book author’s presentation a few months ago, and he was selling copies of his new book after his speech. When I bought one, he swiped my credit card on a reader right on his iPhone.

Having the right technology can help a small business succeed. Is your software or hardware up-to-date? For example, having the right point of sale equipment can help a small business continue to be successful and take it to the next level.

There hasn’t been a book in a long time that has made such an impact on me personally. I just had to share it with you. “The Art of War” by Steven Pressfield is an incredible book. Everyone who is creative, who earns a living or wants to earn a living by their creativity should read this book. It has been a long while since I have recommeded a book on Money Q&A. This is one that you have to check out!

Have you always wanted to write the great American novel? Do you think of yourself as a closet painter? What has held you back? I’d love to hear about your struggles in the comment section below. Gosh knows that I have had them myself. I am going to re-dedicate myself to writing every day!

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]MoneyQandA.com.


Hank Coleman has written 592 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.


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