Permission to succeed in house cleaning is all some business owners need. “I want to grow my cleaning business but people tell me I’m going to fail.” Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru is giving you permission to succeed.
There will be Negative Nellies, but “this too shall pass.” As we learn today on Ask a House Cleaner. You want permission to succeed? Here’s some cleaning advice. You need new friends, supportive friends and you need to create new habits. You are the example for your employees.
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Hey there, I’m Angela Brown, and this is Ask a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning question, and I get to help you find an answer.
Question: Permission to Succeed in House Cleaning
Now today’s question comes from a house cleaning business owner. He says, “I love being an entrepreneur and my business is struggling, but I’m dedicated to it and I’m going to make it work. My problem is, all the people around me are negative and they keep telling me I’m not going to make it and I’m going to fail. How do I get rid of the negativity in my life?”
Answer: Permission to Succeed in House Cleaning
Wow, that’s an awesome question. And every entrepreneur needs to ask that question to get from point A to point B.
Many people that are negative have never been in business for themselves. And they don’t understand being an entrepreneur.
Don’t Listen to Negative People
They’re going to invite you to their way of thinking, which is, “This is never going to succeed.”
And they don’t want you to succeed because if you do, here’s what happens:
It shines a spotlight on their failures. So if you are starting to be successful and you want to do this, and you have a drive and a passion for it
and there are people around you that are bringing you down, my news for you is this, you need new friends.
I know, it’s so tough when it’s your family and you’re married to the person and you love these people. Well, guess what, if you’re going to be successful, you have to find new friends.
Join a Business Mastermind of Positive People
We created a private Facebook Group for House Cleaning Business Owners. A lot of us are in relationships with people who have never been entrepreneurs.
And so the advice that they give us is not based on a business mentality. It’s not based on experience. They say, “Well, you’ll never succeed because of this, that and the other.” And they got plenty of good reasons why we will fail.
The late Jim Rohn once said, “You are the sum total of the top five people that you hang out with.” And when you stop to think about that, it’s an earth shattering thought. Because if you are the sum total of the five negative people closest to you, who on earth are you?
It’s time to go make some new friends.
We Give You Permission to Succeed
Our FB group are people from all over the world that are super supportive. And you come in and you say, “Man, I had a bad day, here’s what happened.”
And these business owners that are going through the exact same thing that you’re going through. They jump in and they say, “Hey, listen. This too shall pass.” And they give you inspiration and dedication. They’ll share pointers and reminders and they put you back on track so that you can get up and go back to work tomorrow.
These are people from all over the world that invest in your success. They will give you permission to succeed.
Your Habits Will Trap You or Set You Free
Alright, now having said that, it comes down to your habits. What are your habits? Are you getting up every day and doing the same things that are causing the struggle in your business? If your answer is yes, maybe it’s time to change your habits.
Abigail Van Buren of the “Dear Abby” column once said:
“Habits never change themselves. It’s the biggest undo it yourself project ever.”
So you have to be the one that decides, “My habits are not serving my business, I need a new set of habits.” And the good news is, you have complete control over the habits you create.
Give Yourself Permission to Succeed
So if you need to get up an hour earlier every day, there is no one in the world that can get up an hour earlier for you. That is something you yourself have to do.
If you come home from work and you’re tired, and you grab a beer and veg in front of the TV for the next five or six hours, that’s on you. Those are habits that you have created. So, it’s up to you to decide the changes to make.
- Go to bed early.
- Get up early.
- Exercise before you go to work.
- Spend an hour focusing on your mind.
Because what you put in your mind is what you will be thinking about all day when you’re cleaning.
Good or Bad, Your Employees Will Copy You
You are the one that has control over the habits that you create. You are an example and a leader for the people you hire. So if you have excellent habits, it doesn’t matter if you do it on purpose or not. The people that you hire will copy your habits.
There are a lot of people that we hire that don’t think for themselves. They’re copycats. They look at you and say, “Well, my boss gets up every day and exercises, I guess I’ll get up every day and exercise.”
“My boss gets up every day and reads for an hour. Well, I guess that makes sense. My boss listens to podcasts.” They will copy what you do.
Their success is triggered by your success. And you become one of the 5 people they hang out with the most.
You become an influencer in their life. So instead of being influenced by the people around you, become the influencer. Does that make sense?
You Already Have All The Power You Need To Succeed
Don’t give your power away.
You went into business so you could be in charge. You get to be the one that dictates the good habits for you and your company.
The attitude and vibe of your business are your decision.
The success of your business is up to you.
And at the end of the day, if your business goes south and it’s a failure, there is only one person to blame and it’s you.
Take Back Your Power with Permission to Succeed
So if there are negative and toxic people, say bye bye.
Let them go. You’ll still see them on when you guys get together for a cookout or at the holidays or whatever. But limit your access to those people that bring you down. You do not need that if you’re about to go be successful in your business.
So my good news for you is this, you have the power and I’m giving you permission to succeed. Alright now, get out there and leave the world a cleaner place than when you found it.
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