Skills or beliefs; this may well be another example of the
age-old "chicken or the egg" dilemna. I tend to side more
strongly with beliefs. I'll give you a story to illustrate
I've always admired eagles. They're graceful predators that
command the skies...usually. But how many times have you
witnessed a situation like this?
One day I was watching a mating pair of eagles circling
overhead. I was in awe of their grace, beauty and strength.
Then I noticed two other much smaller birds, sparrows perhaps,
The sparrows circled quickly, dove at the eagles' heads,
then rose quickly to circle again and make another dive.
Over and over. The eagles managed maneuver after maneuver
to evade the attacks by the sparrows. Gradually the eagles
moved off, finally disappearing into the distance. The
sparrows returned to their nest and eggs or babies (no
What just happened? Because sparrows are smaller and more
agile than hawks, and can more easily position themselves
for attack, their self-confidence is strong. Because
sparrows are less fragile than hawks, and do not fear
feather damage to the same degree, their self-confidence is
strong. Because sparrows are quicker than hawks, so they can
more easily retreat if they have to, their self-confidence
is strong. And because their need was greater, they
I'm not saying skill isn't important. If those sparrows
didn't know how to fly, or didn't know how to use their
physical advantages, they wouldn't have succeeded. But I do
believe that the deciding factors were self-confidence born
of skill, and need derived from the instinct to protect
How does this translate to business? You must be HUNGRY to
succeed, you must be CONFIDENT that you will, and you must
have the SKILLS to apply with this DRIVE.
No one is born with business skills. Internet millionaire-
ism isn't genetic. Read everything you can get your hands on;
find someone who's been there, done that and follow where
s/he leads; find a company, program, or system that is
ethical, honest, and works, and STICK WITH IT as if your
life depended on it. Want to kn*ow where you can go to get
this kind of information, motivaton and inspiration?
A few ideas and some links:
The Resources page on my website:
canada.com/resources.html where you can find links to:
- The latest information, advice, special offers, and tools
you need immediately, accessible online, anytime, day or
night, updated weekly:
International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs
- Cory Rudyl's latest update; learn from the millionaire
himself: "Insider Secrets to Marketing Your Business on the Internet,
- This is maybe the man I admire most in marketing,
Dr. Joe "Mr. Fire" Vitale; his website, where you can learn
about Spiritual Marketing.
Home business success is more than just a program or book.
It's learning self-discipline, focus, determination,
perseverance and fortitude that will carry you through the
inevitable down times. It's knowing that the universe
provides, abundance and security are your right, prosperity
is flowing your way.
Armed with the knowledge and personal skills necessary,
your self confidence will overflow. Remember the sparrows
and the eagles: size ISN'T everything.
Glenn Beach is a poet, writer and home business entrepreneur
in Nova Scotia, Canada. Free newsletter, more articles, and
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