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Aired on October 26, 2021
Episode 117
Top 3 Reasons You Struggle to Succeed as An Entrepreneur or Salesperson
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Struggling as an entrepreneur or salesperson? Lack of clear goals, communication skills, and fear of failure hold you back. Set specific goals, improve communication, reframe failure, and build resilience. Your success is within reach with perseverance and self-improvement. #YouGotThis

Top 3 Reasons You Struggle to Succeed as An Entrepreneur or Salesperson

Struggling to succeed as an entrepreneur or salesperson is common, but understanding why can help you overcome these challenges. Here are the top three reasons for these struggles:

Lack of clear goals and direction

Not having clear goals can leave you feeling lost or overwhelmed. This lack of direction is a common struggle.

Tips for overcoming this challenge:

  • Set specific, achievable goals: Clearly define your objectives and set measurable targets.
  • Create a roadmap: Plan the steps needed to reach your goals to stay focused.
  • Seek mentorship: A mentor can help clarify your goals and guide you.

Lack of effective communication and persuasion skills

Your ability to communicate and persuade is crucial. Struggling in these areas can hinder your success.

Tips for overcoming this challenge:

  • Invest in communication training: Take courses to improve your communication and persuasion skills.
  • Practice active listening: Understand your clients' needs and adjust your message accordingly.
  • Seek feedback: Get constructive criticism to refine your communication skills.

Fear of failure and rejection

Fear of failure and rejection can hold you back from reaching your potential.

Tips for overcoming this challenge:

  • Reframe your mindset: View failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Focus on the value you provide: Concentrate on the benefits of your product or service to overcome rejection fear.
  • Build resilience: Develop strategies to cope with setbacks and surround yourself with supportive people.

In conclusion, overcoming these challenges is key to success in entrepreneurship and sales. Set clear goals, improve communication skills, and conquer fear of failure to pave your way to success. Remember, perseverance and self-improvement are essential.

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Biggest Takeaways:

  • Sales is built into everything we do in our day to day life.
  • Selling is related to communication and connection.
  • If you care more about solving someone’s problem than just selling, it will be much easier and more enjoyable to make sales.
  • The dream customer is the one you can help the best.
  • Increase your skill set not only as a skill itself, but also as a mindset along the journey to success.
  • Don’t be afraid to be afraid. That’s called being brave.
  • Having clear expectations and clarity of context is extremely critical.



  • The 1st reason why you struggle to succeed as an entrepreneur or salesperson [03:16]
  • The 2nd reason why you struggle to succeed as an entrepreneur or salesperson [04:27]
  • Strategies that can help solve this struggle [06:40]
  • The 3rd reason why you struggle to succeed as an entrepreneur or salesperson [12:09]
  •  What we are supposed to do as an entrepreneur or salesperson [13:34]
  • Something powerful that I want you to know that no matter where you are in your journey [18:34]


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