There is a reason why God gave us two ears and only one mouth. Sadly, many home business owners don’t understand that reason and that’s why they fail with their home business. Well, in this article, I’m going to explain to you why this is true so that hopefully, after you’re done reading, you won’t make the same fool mistakes that 97% of the people online who run their own business make.
Okay, I probably don’t really have to explain to you that the reason we have two ears and one mouth is so that we listen more than we speak. A wise man once said that you can’t learn anything when you’re mouth is always jabbering. Think about it…anything that comes out of your mouth, you already know. So you’re learning absolutely nothing. It’s only when you listen to others that you become educated. Ah, but who should you be listening to? That’s the key.
As a home business owner, you should be listening to two groups of people. The first group is other home business owners who are already having success. This is especially true if you’re first starting out as your knowledge of running your business is pretty limited. By listening to those who have done this for a while and have shown that they’ve achieved success, you’ll learn what to do and what not to do. This can save you a lot of time in reaching your ultimate goal…running a successful business.
But you should also be listening to another group of people. And this is where so many drop the ball. I’m talking about listening to your customers, or potential customers. They’re going to tell you what they like and don’t like about your business. If they think your product is overpriced or shoddy, they’ll let you know. If they think your customer service is poor, they’ll let you know that too. And if there is no market for your product, they’ll let you know that too with their pocketbooks.
You can’t possibly grow your business if you lock yourself up in your own little world and listen to nothing but your own thoughts. You need the input of others…those who know how to run a business and those who know what they want in a product or service. Only then can you really reach your potential as a home business owner.
To YOUR Success,