The Proper Mindset for Opening a Business

The Keys to Opening a Business


I received an email yesterday from someone who had opted-in to my email list and when I read it I immediately thought to myself that this person sadly does not have the proper mindset for opening a business. It’s just 5 short sentences long and yet full of reasons why that person cannot succeed, not just in business, but I would suspect, in life. What follows is the email I received:

“its a sad thing when people do not see eye to eye. i get these phony e mails it is hard to trust someone who makes promises they cannot do i know who is legit? i am out of work and do not have start up cash.i do not get involved with these things for a good reason.”



“It’s a sad thing when people do not see eye to eye”

No. What’s sad is when someone looks you in the eye, but you aren’t listening with your ears to what they tell you. You opted-in to my email list because you are apparently looking for a way out of the situation you are in. But then when you hear a way out, you would rather just dismiss it than take action. Taking action means you actually have to do some work and take responsibility for your own actions.

“I get these phony emails”

I love this one. This person opted-in to my list and so I responded with an email offering to help them be successful with a home business. But somehow my email became a “phony” email. How he made that determination is unclear since he never bothered to investigate what I was offering to him, or me for that matter. All someone has to do is Google me and they will find a lot of information on Gary Chappelle  to validate any claims I have ever made.

“It is hard to trust someone who makes promises they cannot keep”

Wow! This sentence is filled with defeatism.

There’s an old saying “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”. It seems to me that it’s probably hard to trust someone who has given you cause not to trust them. But when you’ve never even worked with them before, then the lack of trust is unwarranted. So stating that it’s hard to trust someone whom you’ve never even met is simply an excuse to not do anything.

And then claiming that someone whom you’ve never met makes promises they cannot keep is a cop out. The products and training we offer via Empower Network are top rate and they can help anyone improve their existing business. And, if they choose, they can build a business promoting Empower Network.

It also alleviates the person of any responsibility by putting the onus on the other party. In other words, what this person is really saying to themselves is “I can’t make this business work UNLESS they do all the work for me and GUARANTEE I will be successful.” This person figures if we won’t do that then OBVIOUSLY we aren’t keeping our promises. This kind of thinking is a big RED FLAG!

The truth is nobody can guarantee if anyone will be successful with their own business or not. It all depends on what kind of person someone is, how well they listen, how trainable they are, how hard they are willing to work, and how consistent and persistent they are in seeing their dreams come to fruition. People who don’t believe that are people who expect everything to be handed them on a silver platter. And if they aren’t given that, then it’s the other person who has not kept their promises.

“How do i know who is legit?”

Well, again…

How about doing some work for yourself and doing a little investigation?

Go onto Google, Bing, or one of the other search engines and type in Empower Network and check it out.

The Empower Network Training and tools help anyone improve their existing business, or start a business with Empower Network.

We had over 6,000 people at our last event in Chicago and 95% said they are making money with the business.

Empower Network has paid out millions of dollars to its members in the last 18 months.

Our income disclosure statement is readily available for anyone to peruse.

“I am out of work and do not have start up cash”

It seems to me this person would have been a prime candidate for opening a business a long time ago. Yet, instead of recognizing that, he would prefer to just self-perpetuate the obvious. It’s a Catch-22. He needed to have his own business before he lost his job. But now he can’t start a business because he lost his job.

Instead of talking about ALL the reasons why he can’t start his own business, he should be actively putting together a plan to do so.

People who are determined to improve their lives don’t make excuses. They develop the proper mindset and find ways to get things done.

I personally know several people who wanted to get “All In” with Empower Network (buy all the products), but didn’t have the money to do it. Yet, they found the money in very creative ways.  The old adage “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” comes to mind. Some people have the right mindset when it comes to opening a business while others languish in their inability to focus on what they want out of life.

“I do not get involved with these things for a good reason”

Really? What’s the good reason?

The guy is sitting at home without a job and no money.

Sounds like a good reason to me for not opening a business, right?

People who think like this need a major mindset shift.

Empower Network helps in that regard as well.

You see, we like to say that Empower Network is a leadership factory disguised as a business opportunity.

We are creating leaders who, in turn, can go out and create other successful leaders.

Is Opening a Business an Option for You?

opening a business with deb and meI believe that opening a business is an option for everyone, especially in today’s economy.

Deb and I started our online business back in 2008 and we haven’t looked back since. I won’t say it’s all been a bed of roses. It took a lot of hard work to get where we are today, and we’re still not where we want to be. But we’re continuing to grow our business and looking forward to the day when we can accomplish the goals we have set for ourselves and our family.

And then we will set new goals.

And here’s the cool part. You never have to retire unless you just want to.

As for us, we absolutely love what we do and hope we can continue to do it for a long time to come.

If you have the same kind of entrepreneurial mindset and want to live life on your own terms, then we’d love for you to join us.



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