You need to persevere and either go over it, under it, around it, or through it! Â If you don’t, you won’t get to where you want to go because it was just too much of a challenge.
Case in point. Â Earlier today, I spent a good portion of the morning on a Skype call with an online acquaintance in South Africa who was in the process of getting a website set up so that she could sell some language products. Â She was using a hosting service that up until this point I had never heard of before called PitchMagic. Â I found out later that it is tailored for those who want to sell their digital products on Clickbank and from what I see it looks like a great way to go. Â It even has a feature that will control how many times a person can download the product from the link. Â If anyone knows how to do that with PayPal, let me know! Â The main hurdle at the time was figuring out how to get her products uploaded to her “pitch page”. Â Well here I was in Sacramento, California and she is in Pretoria, South Africa and I was having to view her desktop screen via Skype. Â Now don’t get me wrong, having Skype available made this all so much easier!
We tried one approach after another and finally we got it figured out! Â Afterwards I thought that it probably would have helped if I looked at the directions first! Â Granted, it did take awhile but the main thing is that we got the job done even though we are probably 10,000 miles away and 9 hours apart from one another.
Another task I was faced with this evening that I chose wholeheartedly to pursue was trying to find access to some online training materials that I had purchased a few months back. Â This time I was pretty certain that I was following the directions. Â I even sent an email to the company asking for help even though I knew I would not get a response until tomorrow at least. Â To make matters worse, I could not find a record in my email files or on my online credit card history that confirmed I had made the purchases in question. Â Luckily, my most awesome wife was able to dig up the paper copies of the credit statements and I felt oh so better in knowing that I was not losing my mental faculties. Â Shortly thereafter, I came across an email that was sent from an address I was not expecting and VoilÃ¡, it had the link I needed!
Now I could have just thrown in the towel and waited until tomorrow (most rational people would have), but something inside just drove me to keep on searching and I am pleased that my efforts paid off.
So in closing, while you are pursuing your journey to entrepeneurial success, don’t be daunted by the obstacles that show up in your path. Â Think of them as speed bumps that you may have to slow down for but that you will pass over. Â Best wishes in your path to success!
p.s. Â In case you are wondering, the picture above is that of the flag of Pretoria, South Africa. Â See how we went around that? Â Also, if you have been overcome with the desire to learn Afrikaans, take a look at www.afrikaans4all.com