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"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible"

~ Anonymous

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Success Is Not Easy

We have been told the old tale of fast money and quick success. In the real world that we wake up to and breath every day, this is not true. Success and money take time and hard work. There is not money or success without work. If you want to prove me wrong, take that million dollar idea and tell just one person a week. If that is all you do, I give you 2 months before you quit.

Before you start, be realistic. What do what you love? I am not talking about what do you love to work. What do you love in love? What are you good at? Again this is in life not just work. What can you do in life? What are your strengths? This is the point you need to stop and write about who you are in every aspect of life. Sounds pointless? If you can't tell people about you and discover all that you love, how can you sell it to someone else when it really comes to making money?

What are your ultimate goals? If you have to have a goal to know where you are going. What are you willing to do to make those goals happen? Make a list. If that list is long, you need to think about is this really what you want to do? That list should be short and you should be willing to do just about everything it takes to reach those goals.

To reach success you need to have big goals and consistent action towards those goals every single day. Problem is you may have big goals but few are ever able to reach then. Its not because they are unattainable. Most give up. When they run into problems or too distracted by other things, they lose focus. This is a huge problem for many who decide to become a WAHM. Too many are sold the dream of staying home with the kids, little work, big pay. That is not how it works. WAHMs must work. WAHM means WORK at home mom/mother.

You must be honest with yourself when it comes to being a successful WAHM. You have to get your head out of fantasy land you read and hear about. It is not as easy as it seems. You also never see what it took to get there. Its a tough world. Everyone is out for themselves. You have to have tough skin and be willing to kick butt first and take names later. There is a lot of pressure in the world of business and you have to be willing to accept that. You will also come across many no's before you get a maybe. You will come across a lot of maybe's before you get that yes. It takes persistence and endurance.

You have to be willing to face all problems head on. Problem solving is not black and white. You must be creative. Sometimes those problems are scary but they must be faced and you must solve them to move forward. Don't expect others to help you solve problems. Nobody is going to hold your hand and help you along the way. You are on your own so you need to think that way.

You have to be willing to sacrifice. Don't put off something until tomorrow. For most people it never comes. If you aren't willing to do it today, you won't be able to do it period. Don't get lazy. If it needs to be done, do it. If you have an excuse not to do it, counter with an excuse to do it. Nothing ever gets accomplished by putting it off.

In the end nobody should ever care more about your success and money than you do. You must fight for these and never take no for an answer.

Olivia Vidal
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