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Dr Stem's dose of encouragement - If it is not Nothing then it's Something

by Dr Stem
19 Aug 2014 at 08:06hrs | Views

One young mother who ended up making millions for herself was doing nothing more than mending her toddler's baby blanket when she birthed a concept for a new product for babies and toddlers. Because her little one (like most every other baby/toddler) liked fingering the tags on clothing and household items, she mended the blanket by sewing satin 'tags' around the edges of the blanket. Her baby loved it! She and her friend decided to take them to a local farmers/craft market to see if other moms and kids would feel the same. They did. Today 'taggies' are popular on blankets, books, toys and more.
 
Do you have a desire to be an entrepreneur? What's stopping you?
 
Is it money?  The lack of money shouldn't stop you from pursuing your dream. You just might need to dream in baby steps...each step leading you closer to the bigger picture.

Is it fear? President Franklin Roosevelt said that "...the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself". What do you have to lose? No, seriously? What do you have to lose? If it doesn't work out, then at least you'll know. But if it does... And remember this: a life lived with 'what if' always playing in the back of your mind is not the life you want. Don't be afraid. Just go for it. Be wise, but go for it!

Is it a lack of moral support? Walt Disney worked as a reporter on a newspaper in his early years. He was fired from the job, though because his boss told him he had no imagination. Dr. Seuss received dozens of rejection notices before he found a publisher who believed in him. If you believe in yourself, that's enough because as long as you believe in yourself you will eventually find someone who will recognize that and believe in you, as well. It just takes some of us longer than others to find that someone.

If Something is Something to you, then it's Not Nothing and you owe it to yourself to pursue your dreams and goals. They might not always take you where you think you want to go, but if you keep believing in yourself, they will take you where you are meant to be.

Be Encouraged and make it a Manageable Successful week.

Dr. Sithembile (Stem) Mahlatini, Licensed Psychotherapist.
Motivating & Inspiring Individuals and Businesses to Greatness. Motivational/Inspirational Speaker, Author, Employee Assistance Soft Skills Trainer, Life-Career Coach. - www.drstem.org


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