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Is It Time To Have A Conversation With Yourself?

Jim Rohn business quotesThe day you decide to have a conversation with yourself can be one of the most powerful days in your life.

When it comes to personal motivation, I don’t think anyone has influenced me more than Jim Rohn.  In every book I’ve read of his and every presentation I’ve watched him give, there are bite sized nuggets of wisdom that are worth their weight in gold.

In one of the presentations I watched, he tells a story about his younger days, when he was struggling financially, trying to find direction in his life.  A girl scout came to his door selling girl scout cookies.  Not having enough money to  buy a box of cookies, he turns her away.  After he closed the door, he said that he felt disgusted.  Disgusted with himself and his situation.  He told himself that he’s had enough.  He had enough of the situation he was in and it was going to change right then and there.  He had a conversation with himself.

The day you decide that you’ve had enough, the day you decide to turn things around, is a powerful day.  You never know what’s going to trigger it.  It may be getting laid off from your job, a personal crises, or just a long walk you take one day with just you and your thoughts.  Whatever the trigger is, it can be the start of a whole new life.

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Are you happy where your business is right now?  Are you happy how your personal or family life fits in with it?  Maybe you’ve been dissatisfied with your situation for awhile now, but never had that event (trigger) that makes you stop in your tracks and say “enough”.

If you find yourself spinning your wheels, not making progress, or just not happy with your current state.  Maybe it’s time to have that conversation with yourself.  It can be the day that everything changes.

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Gary Shouldis is a father, husband, business owner and avid blogger. He is the founder of 3Bug Media, a web marketing company helping small businesses grow their online presence and bottom line. When he’s not working, you can usually find him being chased through the park by his 4 children.

6 Responses to Is It Time To Have A Conversation With Yourself?

  1. Hi Gary,
    I don’t think any entrepreneur is ever completely satisfied with where his or her business is…nor should we be! In the end, there are probably a series of little talks we must have with ourselves along the way. Just as in other aspects of our lives, it’s good to always be on the lookout for the next step, the next opportunity for growth. Thanks for sharing this motivational post with the BizSugar community!

    • Thanks Heather. You’re right, along the road of business ownership you’re going to have moments where you have to stop and do a gut check with yourself, to make sure you’re still on the right path and moving forward with your business. Being a business owner can be alienating if you let it, it’s great to have communities like Biz Sugar to bring us all together. Cheers!

  2. Beth Haskel says:

    I love Jim Rohn, saw him speak a long time ago live and it made a big impact on the direction of my life. Very inspirational, thanks!

  3. Gary: I have conversations with myself all the time. I call it for introspection. Do you know where I could buy some “girl scout cookies” in Europe?

  4. Hey Martin, yes, us business owners tend to have lots of conversations with ourselves……my wife catches me talking to myself all the time! No girl scout cookies in Europe? What a sad place to be, you’re missing out! Cheers

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