The Secrets of the Business Cycle

Don’t get beat by your business! In macro economics the business cycle of ups and downs is well understood. Those who work for themselves or in small business need to understand that it also applies to enthusiasm and effort. Here are some tips for finding success after traveling through the valley of financial darkness.

Since we know how these cycles run, it should be a simple matter to predict them and ride through them. But so often it turns out that people new to online business will quit at the first sign of adversity.

This signals the end of the company.

But there is even a much more sinister result. If a person does not learn how to get past obstacles then success will never be thiers. That goes for online or offline. And it applies to life outside of business as well as within it.

At the beginning you don’t anticipate the dip in the cycle. Actually it’s usually exciting and fun at first when a new business gets started. There is generally a lot to learn. Excitement and anticipation of results run high. It’s easy to dream about where the new venture will lead and picture the fruits of clever labor.

Everything at this point is all profit projection, fame and fortune. This lays the seeds for future failure, as inevitable obstacles will surely arise. On the surface these don’t seem fatal. The fading away of the initial excitement usually begins the downward spiral.

After the initial excitement has worn off the process of settling in to the daily tasks begins. This is really the danger zone of losing interest which leads to quitting the business. That, of course, leads to business failure.

This is when the daily tasks of web site promotion, support calls, testing, tracking and tweaking can get monotonous. If this is a new venture, then the business is likely not making a profit yet and that also becomes a weight on enthusiasm.

Knowing this ahead of time will help your success grow like wildfire! Realize that you will likely lose money in the first few weeks and months. That’s just part of the cycle. It’s called investement. Depending on the business, you will be investing money, time or both money and time. These are all precious and that’s why it’s so hard to keep pushing forward when you don’t see immediate results.

Even though this is one of the hardest parts of making it in your business, it will be one of the most rewarding moments. It’s rewarding when you can look back from the top of your success and look with pride upon the tough times.

Your plan included the long hard march before reaching the ocean of success.

And this is the reward for the hard work and persistence. By having gone through the hard times and seeing how the cycle works first hand, you have the knowledge ingrained on how to repeat that success as many times as you choose.

Have you ever wondered what separates the super successful from everyone else?

It is this: that the very successful people have gone on when other have quit. They’ve learned what it takes to succeed by experiencing it. By getting though to the other side they have new confidence that what they’re doing works.

Next time it’s just a matter of refining the process and trying to improve results.

So as you start your business project, keep in mind this cycle. This applies to network marketing, internet marketing, offline business and online business. Riches are not to be had overnight, but they will come with persistence.

One last interesting tidbit: you know about “overnight successes”, right? Well, how much work went in ahead of time before that overnight appeared? There were likely months of behind the scenes work to make success happen in a short period of time.