Approach 293

I’ve almost reached 300… Woo hoo!  Some of you might be thinking that’s an accomplishment.

And you’d be right.  I’ve FAILED at almost 300 different business ideas, ventures, websites, you name it.

Am I proud of that fact, not exactly.  I’m not proud that I’ve failed to make different business ideas successful, rather a little distraught at times.  It’s kept me awake a nights.  Caused me stress and anxiety – and even depression at one point in my life.

So, what do I celebrate from all of this?  The truth is that the commitment to keep at it in the face of failure is the victory.  To pick yourself up and try again, and learning from your mistakes.

One of the things I try to remember is:

“You can’t change the past, you can only learn from it.  …and everything is in the past.”

Think about it this way – that argument you had 15 minutes ago is in the past.  You can’t fix what was said, but you can learn from it.  You can decide that if that relationship is really important you can apologize.  Or you can decide that you’ll never take that same approach again.  Or you might come to some other conclusion.

It’s not set in stone the direction you take, but you need to know that you’re making a decision based on what’s best for the future and not because of a reaction to the past.  You have to be proactive and not reactive.

One of the activities I love to do is to sit in an empty room for 60 minutes with an excellent pen and a pad of paper.  I pray, I write, I think and I write.  You should try it sometime.  Whatever you want to do, I promise that spending time thinking clearly and praying about it will help.  Then write down your thoughts.  Write down what you hear from the Lord.  It’s invaluable to do this.

When I do this one thing, I can come up with dozens if not hundreds of new business ideas and strategies.

It’s a really amazing process.  Don’t take my word on it.  Try it yourself.

Moving forward, I’m starting a new business idea yet again.  This time, it is very narrow and concise.  I’ll be having a very targeted niche blog and it’ll be used to direct folks to my amazon affiliate account.  It’ll be very, very specific.

I’m not going to reveal much more than that today.  I’m going to test out my idea, but it does have to do with food, so needless to say I’m excited about it.

And if you haven’t heard about my other latest adventure, I’ve started dabbling in the world of adult coloring.  It’s a phenomenally interesting niche which I love because I’m an artist at heart.

Take care and God Bless!