Small Business Problems? This Is Probably Your Main Business Problem

I was watching a clip last night on YouTube of the Rocky film (Rocky the boxer). And it got me thinking about something last night when I was on the drive home.

So yeah, I was in the office quite late until the early hours of this morning – until about past 1am I think it was by the time we finally got out, because I was running a coaching call.

One thing I realized, as I was driving home after the coaching call, I realized that actually the number one of the many small business problems that all of us (well, most of us) face… is actually ourselves.

Top Of All The Small Business Problems We Face… Is Ourselves

Like… you are literally your number one problem, right?

Let me explain what I mean. A lot of people doubt themselves… procrastinate… keep changing direction… keep jumping from thing, to thing, to thing. Many people fear the failure… or fear the success, and therefore hold themselves back.

And what it comes down to, ultimately, is… YOU are your biggest problem.

If you could only get out of your own way, you could no doubt have a lot greater success, or finally achieve the success that you’re looking for and achieve what it is you’re desiring out of a business.

So today, that’s what I want you to think about.

How many different areas can you to identify, as you go about your day to day life, or every time that you sit down at the computer and you’re striving to build your business…

…Start to identify all the ways in which you’re actually sabotaging your own success.

Or for those of you in the early stages…

In How Many Areas Are You Sabotaging Your Chances Of Success?

One of the biggest small business problems that I used to personally have, and where I was sabotaging my success, is I never stuck at any one thing long enough to actually make it work.

Y’know, I was always jumping from thing, to thing, to thing. I was always running around with this belief that there must be a better way, there must be an easier way…

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13 thoughts on “Small Business Problems? This Is Probably Your Main Business Problem

  1. Great article, thank you for sharing it. You hit the nail on the head, I know this is my problem. Also, one of my main problems is jumping from one activity or topic to the next until I have several items I’m working on at the same time which never, ever, works out in my favor.

    I also read an article that said multi-tasking was NOT a good thing since you can’t provide your full concentration to each individual topic. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Michael

      Agreed. I also tend to make simple things in my business more complicated than they need to be, because I think I’m improving them. Sometimes development is necessary of course, but most of the time just keeping things as simple as possible is far more effective.

      I always like to remember this Bruce Lee quote, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

      ~ Matthew

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  2. I completely agree. I feel like most of it stems from a small business owner wearing too many hats within the business in an effort to keep costs down. They end up doing 20 things poorly, when actually, focusing on the thing they are truly great at (i.e. cooking, building, etc.) and delegating other tasks is a much better strategy… even if it costs a bit of money.

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    1. Thanks Pete, for taking the time to comment.

      Agreed. But hard to hand over the reins when you’ve built pretty much everything yourself. However, delegation like you describe is essential to grow the business though.

      ~ Matthew

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  3. This is absolutely true and very evident. My biggest problem was confidence and the strength to continue going and not lose focus on my goal. Now, I am doing even more than what I believed I could!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Brasianna.

      Self confidence and the ability to remain focused are vital traits in entrepreneurship, and also in life of course.
      Great to hear you’re achieving more than you thought possible for yourself, as a result.

      ~ Matthew

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