7 Self Improvement Tips for Small Business Owners. Tip #3 Don't Give Up On Your Dream

Updated: Jul 16, 2018

It's time for Tip #3 in our series 7 Self Improvement Tips for Small Business Owners.

This tip is crucial for your mental health.

Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.

We've all encountered people who have soured on life. Often, they are close to us. Family, friends, or co-workers.

They are poor souls that for whatever reason fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or the positive in anything. They tend to shower their negativity and lack of vitality on anyone near them.

I’ve known many people like this in my life.

Once, I shared a new marketing idea for a project I was working on with a friend and he immediately gave me 3 reasons why that would never work then in his best tone of concern, said “Rick, perhaps it’s time to find a “real” job.”

In most cases these dream killers aren't being malicious, in fact, just the opposite. Most of the advice comes out of their concern for you and in some twisted way they believe they are being helpful, but instead they curb your enthusiasm.

Positive energy is to hard to come by, and we simply can’t allow people who have given up on their dreams talk us out of ours!


  • Limit your exposure to people like this.

  • Keep your eyes on the prize!

  • Keep your action plan before you. Look at it every day!

  • Take at least 1 small step toward your goal each day.

Let’s go! You can do this!

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