EXCUSES: Mental barriers of SUCCESS (Part 3)

Today we will be talking about excuses and yes we all make excuses everything single day. When I say excuses I don’t mean excuses like – my dog ate my homework, or telling your friend that you are busy,  but really what you feeling  like is staying in and watching Netflix. We are not talking about those excuses, those kinda excuses are fun.

Excuse we will be discussing are the excuses made by Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Creatives that hold them back from achieving greatness. These are the excuses of not following through, or excuses that are direct result of bad planning, lack of focus and lack of motivation.

What’s the definition of an excuse? 

Excuse is an attempt to lessen the blame attached to a fault or something that’s perceived as a fault.

3 Deadly Excuses

  • I have a job and family

    • This is one of the most common excuse because you are comfortable with your 9-5 job that you hate. If you are happy with your job and you have a fulfilling career then great. But I am talking about those of you who hate to go to work and constantly hope that maybe next job will bring you more happiness and money.
    • There is no rule that you have to quit your job to be an entrepreneur, you can do it part time until you feel comfortable of quitting your day time job.  
    • Weather you have a family or not, you need to have good time management skills and discipline. Wake up early, put kids to bed and stay up late.
    • As, we speak I have a full-time job, great income and a career that I love. But I like learning and being creative so, I started JOLSID.com as a blog to help other Entrepreneurs who are struggling.
    • Please refer to more detailed time management po, we can totally do that for you and bring you some of the best practices that are applied by professionals in Multi- billion dollar corporations.


  • I don’t know how to start a business

    • Honestly that’s was a good excuse back in 80s and 90s, but not today. Anyone and i mean anyone can learn basics of how to start a business, there are numerous resources that are available online for free.
    • Most us even come up with an excuse that the idea I have is already taken, everything under the sun is taken but its how you implement it and what will be your USP – Unique Selling Proposition vs others.


  •  I don’t have money

    • Start up money is another excuse, you simply need few $500 and you are set, there is an underlying fear in most of us that  we know we are not ready, we are not willing to put time and effort needed to take your bootstrap to next level, so instead of admitting this. We come us with an excuse that funds or lack of business knowledge are the factors.

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