I am often amazed at how many people use the economic situation or other factors as the reason why they aren't successful. I think some people are gripping onto any excuse as to why they can't get ahead. They want to blame external forces rather than take responsibility.
Sure. The economy can have some effect on cash flow but there are actions that you can take to counter it. I'm a results oriented person. I always expect to succeed, no matter what. If I fail or succeed, I am responsible!
I have used determination, consistency and a little bit of luck and attitude to grow our business. Even though our business steadily grows, I am seldom satisfied with the results. I know more can be done.
I know what I want to achieve and know what needs to be done, in order to make success inevitable. I have many friends in the same business and they all say that if they just had a little more work, they would be better off. Who wouldn't be? I ask them what actions they are taking to make this happen. What they are looking for is attainable, with just a little bit of effort. They would need to do is make just a minor adjustment in their marketing efforts and how they conduct business and success is theirs.
I think people are overwhelmed by what they think would be a tall task. If they looked at what they wanted to achieve and wrote out a plan, they would realize that it is easier than they think.