#082016 Great Articles for Entrepreneurs

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Not every entrepreneur has time to review all the small business news websites, to check out all the small entrepreneur business information available and to read the many great articles on small business that are published each week. If you fit this description, be encouraged and stop by this website each week and you will find my five favorite from the past week. They say “it’s lonely at the top.” But, when it comes to your business, it doesn’t have to be. Others have expertise that can help you run your business more profitably, efficiently and with more pleasure! In this space, I will share interesting articles I found throughout the last week that will help in your business. If you see an article that fits a situation in your business or is relevant to you, click the link and go check it out!

Here are a this week’s group of the interesting articles. 
This is my fake it until I make it (with work) dress. (1)
How to Wear Your Fake it ‘Til You Make It (with work) Dress 

Many entrepreneurs have a problem manifesting the confidence they need at one time or another. At those times it is important for those entrepreneurs to push forward and continue working. My favorite article from my blog this week tells entrepreneurs how to fake confidence until the confidence they need arrives. The secret is to fake it until you make it and work at it while you wait. Click here to read the article.


The Importance of a Strong Support System 

Too often entrepreneurs think they must do it all alone. This could not be further from the truth. Teamwork makes the dream work. Support groups are an important part of the recipe for success. Michelle Garrett of Diva’s with a Purpose, prepared a very nice article explaining the importance of support groups and sharing the support groups that help her in her professional life. Click here to read the article.


How Do You Keep On Top Of Your Business?

If you want to succeed in business, it is important to have a plan to keep track of what is going on in a variety of areas including personnel, income and customer service. The people at Modern Life Times wrote an interesting article discussing how people keep on top of what is going on with their businesses. Click here to read the article.


How to Instantly Close More Sales With a Systems Check

One thing that all entrepreneurs have in common is that they need to sell some product or service in order to stay in business. Entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to increase sales or to sell things better. The people at Creative Money wrote an interesting article on systems checks and sales that may help entrepreneurs sell better. Click here to read the article.


16 Habits of Ill-Fated Entrepreneurs

Almost everyone has heard of the book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The people at My Booming Online Business wrote an interesting article describing 16 habits of entrepreneurs who will not succeed in their endeavors. Entrepreneurs who avoid these bad habit are more likely to succeed. Click here to read the article.

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After you have checked out an article or two, stop back by and share your thoughts and ideas in the comments. Then, be sure to stop back next week for another list of articles to help you do better in your business. If you have an article that will make business better for your fellow entrepreneurs, drop me a line at janeanedavis@janeanesworld.com and let’s talk about it.

How to Wear Your Fake It ‘Til You Make It (With Work) Dress

This is my fake it until I make it (with work) dress. (1)


Being confident in life is a three-part procedure that starts before you get out of bed in the morning. First, you put on your big girl panties and decide you are a confident person. Second, you put on your fake it until you make it (with work) dress by behaving as if you are confident. Third, put on your accessories, which are the clichés that will get you pumped up and keep you going when things get hard or go wrong.


The All Important Step Two: Put on Your Fake It Until You Make It (With Work) Dress


The second essential step in mentally preparing for confidence is to put on your fake it until you make it (with work) dress. Notice that I called the dress “fake it until you make it (with work)” dress.  This is because you cannot simply fake it until you make it. You must put in some work or you will never make it. When you put on your fake it until you make it (with work) dress, you behave as if what you want to happen has happened already. This is similar to the idea women in business were told years ago – dress for the position you want, not the position you have.


Read More: Want to Be Confident? Grab Your Big Girl Panties


Perhaps a story will make the point easier to understand. To illustrate this point, I will use the story of  “The Little Engine that Could.”  Most people have heard the story of the little engine. To make the long story short, there was a little train engine that had a big journey ahead of him. He was afraid to take such a long and arduous journey. The little engine started telling himself, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” He kept repeating those words as he rolled down the train tracks on his journey. The little engine encountered several obstacles and problems along the way. However, he never stopped going forward on the train tracks.

That little engine never stopped. No matter how hard life got, he kept moving. He kept moving forward. He kept acting as if he could complete his journey. Eventually, he came to the end of the journey and was able to say to himself, “I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could.” In other words, the little engine put on his fake it until he made it suit and was able to get the job done. He worked as if he could get his train down the tracks.


Read More: Creating Confidence – You Can Do It


The fake it until you make it (with work) dress is a dress you see in your mind, it is similar to a suit of armor in that it is something you put on to protect yourself and get ready you for battle. It is the perfect accompaniment to your big girl panties. I advise people to fake it until they make it (with work) because experience has shown me that people can do whatever it is they want to do if they just picture themselves having accomplished the task. These people can do the thing they are afraid of, they just don’t realize it. If instead of being hesitant and afraid to move, these people would just start doing the thing they are afraid of, their confidence would be rewarded. The reward is the confidence they seek and it is found at the end of the road.



The next time you encounter something that is hard and scary, just start behaving as if you can do it. In the end, you will find that you are actually doing the thing you are afraid to do. The fake it (with work) until you make it has turned into confidence and accomplishment.

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