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The Entitlement Mindset by Anii07(f): 8:40am On Sep 16
Your friends don't owe you support!

If you're looking to start a business with the hope that your friends and family will be your number one supporters and customers, you're setting yourself up to be brutally disappointed.

Before you started your line of business, your friends and family members already had people that were providing them with the same kind of goods/services you're selling/rendering. So, don't expect them to instantly abandon their age long clients for you. It may not happen soon; it may never happen either.

You sent pictures/flyers of your goods/services to them to help you repost on their social media handles and they refused and you're so angry that you have decided to delete their numbers from your phone? Uncle, calm down. It hasn't gotten to that.

Granted, we all need the support of others to grow/succeed but there is no rule that says that that support must come from family and friends. Majority of your supporters/destiny helpers will be total strangers. If you're an entrepreneur, you can attest to this.

People have different reasons for failing to 'support' others. It could be that they are simply not interested in your brand or maybe they don't trust your brand enough to vouch for it. It could also be that they are paying you back for not supporting their own businesses in the past.

You need to keep an open mind: if your friends support you, be happy and if they don't, still be happy. Don't use their lack of support as an excuse to end a beautiful relationship. Just because they don't seem to give you the kind of encouragement you need today doesn't mean that they won't ever give it to you. And even if they don't ever support you, you can still succeed without them unless you decide otherwise.

So, stop this entitlement mindset. Get your butts off that sad chair and get working. Do all you need to do to grow your business and leave the rest to God.

I hope this piece helps an entrepreneur out there that's struggling with the feeling of rejection and aloneness.

Good morning and happy mid week!
Re: The Entitlement Mindset by Mide3367: 1:00am On Sep 17
Wow... Nice one op

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